Four online talks exploring the wisdom of Frank Lake's Dynamic Cycle have been arranged for Winter 2022-23

Dates and details are given below. Each session will start at 7:30pm with a presentation from the speakers and then we will split into groups of 2—3 people for discussion in Zoom “break-out rooms.” At the end of each evening, at around 9:00pm, we will come together for final comments and questions.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Dynamic Cycle and you
with Angela Townsend

An introduction to Frank Lake’s Dynamic Cycle and its continuing importance for us today.
Angela was first involved with Clinical Theology in the 1970s. She was a BPF tutor in the 1980s when she led Seminars and she continues to facilitate small groups at conferences. She taught counselling for four years before being ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1995.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Acceptance, Listening to self and others
With Hazel Hickson

Drawing on the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, Hazel will explore what it is to be real.

Hazel works as a psychotherapist for a counselling charity, having studied with BPF for her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. A farmer's daughter with a down-to-earth upbringing, she loves being out in nature and is currently enjoying her newly-acquired fluffy corgi left to her by her late parents.

Thursday February 23, 2023

When the Dynamic Cycle goes awry - Part 1: Depression
With Ann Boyd and Diana Hexter

When the chips are down, we can all revert to early patterns that help us survive but can lead to personality traits that can cause difficulty in our lives. In this presentation, Ann and Diana will explore Depression.

Ann Boyd is a psychotherapist in private practice, BPF Small Group Facilitator and Supervisor and runs Primal Integration Groups. She was introduced to CTA/BPF by Kristel Schrempp whose training enabled her and others to set up Cornerstone Counselling Service in Yateley more than 30 years ago.

Diana Hexter also trained with Kristel and also became a founder member of Cornerstone, practising there as a counsellor there for over 30 years before retiring in 2020. Diana ran BPF/CTA Seminars with Kristel and later with David and Jane Thompson, as well as becoming a Small Group Facilitator. She retired from her private counselling practice in 2021.

Wednesday March 22, 2023

When the Dynamic Cycle goes awry - Part 2: Hysterical and Schizoid Personality Traits
With Ann Boyd and Judy Divall

This evening Judy will join Ann in a discussion on these survival patterns that can cause great difficulty in relationship.

Judy led BPF Seminars over many years and is an authorised Small Group Facilitator. Along with Ann and Diana, she also trained with Kristel Schrempp and was a founding member of Cornerstone Counselling in Yateley. She now works with the Samaritans as a listener, leader, SamCare lead, mentor, and occasionally trainer.

Booking details

Cost: £8 per session for members and £10 for non-members.
You can book for single sessions or all four.

To book: Please email BPF Administrator Mary Rogers at giving the date or dates you wish to attend.

Payment by BACS is helpful to us and strongly preferred:
Bridge Pastoral Foundation
Sort code 30-19-14
Account No 03534573
Reference BPF Zoom Talks.

If absolutely necessary, please send cheque made payable to Bridge Pastoral Foundation to Helen Alexander, 7 Polwarth Place, Edinburgh EH11 1LG, and enclose a slip with your name and email address.

Your booking will be acknowledged and the code and password for joining on Zoom will be issued near the time of the talk.