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THE WOUNDED SELF
How to work with the Symbiotic Character
The essence of the Symbiotic character etiology is this: natural attempts at separation are blocked, cause parental anxiety, or are actively punished. At the same time the child’s natural abilities for empathic mirroring are over valued and reinforced by parents who require merger with the child in order to feel secure or worthwhile.
The Symbiotic has not developed a self they can call their own, but has learned to borrow or fuse their identity with someone else. The symbiotic has not been able to express aggression and has not therefore been able to separate.
On the opposite end of the continuum is the Borderline Character of the Owned Child whose extreme moods and impulsive behaviour can make this person difficult to work with.
This workshop will enable you to:
Understand the developmental origins of the Owned child
Identify the symbiotic adaptations
Know how to keep boundaries and hold the therapeutic process
Learn about Hot and Cold Rage, and how to work therapeutically with clients' rage
Resolve splitting and build a cohesive sense of self
This is a 1 day workshop. The next date for this training will be on:
Friday, 23 November 2018 ##FULLY BOOKED##
(or £108 if booking 2 or more workshops in this series, or EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - book before 05 November 2018)
If this date is not suitable, please let us know by registering your interest in this training and we'll contact you when we have the next dates arranged.
Coleby Centre, Sidcup - 1st Floor, 2 Alma Road, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 4EA
Easy access from the A2 and A20, 30 minutes from London Charing Cross/Cannon Street to Sidcup train station