helping high-ability adults thrive

- Mevlana Rum

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?

Are you intrigued by what other people’s
perceptions of you might be?

 

Do you have questions about how you can make your interactions with others more
effective, worthwhile and enjoyable?

 

Would you like to improve your knowledge, skill and ease around communicating within group situations?

 

Would you welcome being able to meet and get to know like-minded others with whom you can explore and practice all of this in a safe, controlled environment?

Weekly Personal Development Group

 

The schedule each evening is as follows:

 

6pm-6.45pm: Presentation and discussion of relevant theoretical ideas. In the first week the group leader will present a theoretical anchoring and explanation of the group’s purpose and functioning. Every week after that the group leader will start the evening with a short interactive theoretical presentation designed to explicate pertinent issues/themes that have been noticed to be present or emerging during the previous week’s session. By not pre-setting topics but instead responding to the way the individual group is observed to be functioning week by week, the engagement with theory is pitched to the level most appropriate for each unique group and kept alive, relevant and dynamic. Theory is drawn from the experienced group leader’s repertoire of teaching a variety of topics on psychology, personality and behaviour at university and in adult education.

 

6.45pm-7pm: Break

 

7pm-8.30pm: Group session. This is a 90-minute session devoted to the group leader facilitating group members to interact with each other in a safe, confidential environment so as to explore different styles and patterns of interaction, to develop self- and other-awareness, to learn and practice constructively giving and receiving feedback, and to extend group members' knowledge of individual and group dynamics.

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

A person wrapped up in himself
makes a small package.

An ideal opportunity for developing yourself in these areas is to join an Equipped Consulting weekly Personal Development Group. It provides psychological learning that is usually only available to those who undertake full university or private sector training in psychology/counselling/psychotherapy. The Personal Development Group avoids the bureaucracy, assessment obligations and more extensive commitment involved in other forms of higher education.  It provides highly personalised input that is not a one-size-fits-all pre-set curriculum but involves flexible learning ongoingly tailored to the knowledge-level, interests and needs of a very small group of participants.

 

What is involved? A group comprises a maximum of twelve participants who make a commitment to meet from 6pm-8.30pm once a week (on the same evening each week) for one academic year (September 2016 to July 2017, excluding Christmas and Easter holidays), or for one calendar year (from January 2017 to November 2017, excluding Easter and Summer holidays). Exact dates and days of the week involved are provided on application.

How to book: Please contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your interest in securing a place in a Personal Development Group. Each prospective group member is met with first by the group leader before a place in the group is offered.

 

Fees: The fee is £38 per person for each two-and-a-half-hour weekly session, with a total of 35 sessions in the year. Payment can be made for the whole year in advance (5% discount for advance payment), or the total can be divided into 12 monthly instalments made by standing order.

  +44 20 8883 0361 / +44 7854 366 871      contact@equippedconsulting.co.uk      12 Harley Street, London W1G 9PG

(Left) The Johari window (Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham, 1955) shows how personal development extends your self-knowledge and confidence in expressing yourself with others, enhancing your personal and professional relationships.

Testimonial:

 

“I appreciated having a conversation that was different from any that I have had before. This must be your unique gift. You didn't impose yourself in any way but I think that each of us were saying things that we do not usually say.”

© D Falck 2014