What is it that contributes to transformation relationally?

We will be exploring the pragmatics and the mystery of personal, social and political transformation through a series of dialogues via a range of sources: film, papers, presentations and discussion. There will be an opportunity for us to explore these themes in the context of relational transformation in and outside of the clinical setting. We have planned dates ahead so that you have plenty of notice and can put them in your diary.  Further details are available here

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11TH 2018 2 – 5.30pm.

A Screening of the documentary ’The Work’ (2016) Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’s observational documentary about therapeutic encounters in a  US prison.  At Folsom state prison, a medium security institution in California, inmates and members of the public come together twice a year for an intensive four-day group therapy session.  It is a potent documentary that we will reflect upon together following the film.    £20 for members.  Contact Jane at therelationalschool@gmail.com to reserve your place and to arrange payment transfer.  

SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 2018 2 – 5.30pm.
There will be a screening followed by reflections and discussion of the documentary Disturbing the Peace, a film by Reconsider (2016) which addresses directly the theme of transformation and the costs of choosing change over belonging.

“Disturbing the peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. Disturbing the peace follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” the film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of combatants for peace”. (http://disturbingthepeacefilm.com/about/).

The AGM will follow this event – 5-5.30pm.

SUNDAY JULY 1st 2018 2 – 5.30pm. Details to follow.

Some TRS members have offered other events which we will be in touch with you about shortly as we schedule them. Do feel free to approach us with your ideas of something you would like to offer alone or in collaboration with others. (rjdownes@mac.com)