These Workshops have allowed 6 contact hours for less than the cost of one theraputic hourÂ , so they’reÂ Very cost effective .Â Participants haveÂ learned as much from each other & each other’s work as theyÂ have from what and how IÂ teach .Â For instance , many participantsÂ haveÂ learned they areÂ far fromÂ the only person with a problem that seemed soÂ peculiarÂ and unlikely to be shared by others .Â Â One of theÂ most valuable things I’ve learned is that peopleÂ are much more alike than differentÂ ( ‘tho the differences are quiteÂ important )Â , and much more alike than people usually have the opportunity to discover .
I led Weekend PersonalÂ GrowthÂ for many yearsÂ before it became clear that people could make excellent progressÂ , evenÂ more efficiently , Â in Half Day and All Day Workshops .Â These Workshops have been very satifying for participants and for me , andÂ I reallyÂ don’t see howÂ we could get doneÂ all that could be orÂ needs to be accomplished if I saw folks only in individual sessions .Â The weekly inter-personal and cognitive behavioral groups offer more regular learning opportunities over a much longer period of time , & are also indispensible inÂ my overallÂ approach toÂ healing .
I want to continue offering these Workshops , andÂ in order to have more leisure time , I’ve decided to reduce the number of each type ofÂ WorkshopÂ from 3Â per year to 2Â per year .Â I trust that folks who know how useful these experiences are will be able to get enough of what they want from my reduced schedule .Â And I also want to practice what I teach — good self-care by putting myself first among equals .Please share your experience/response to this Post. I'd sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click the Post's title to view the entire post, and Comment below, if you like. The "Name Field" will accept any name, so you can be Anonymous [Anon] if you prefer. You must enter your Email to post a comment, but your Email address will not appear publicly. Thanks, Dr Bob