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SHADES of Life as Systemic Practice 5/5: Calling all Therapists!

  • 7th May 2021
  • Sonya Welch-Moring

How do we move from talking about colour, power and inequality to taking action? Concluding her vital series on exploring colour dynamics, systemic therapist and Ancestral Constellations practitioner Sonya Welch-Moring reflects on her own journey through exhaustion to re-engagement with the ‘inclusive bridging’ work of her SHADES Circles – and calls on every therapist to identify one small step they can take, today, towards changing the system.

SHADES of Life as Systemic Practice 4/5: Examining Whiteness

  • 30th Apr 2021
  • Sonya Welch-Moring

In 2017, a group of white therapists came together to explore ‘whiteness’. The group soon gained the interest of people from many different backgrounds. In the penultimate part of her series on exploring colour dynamics, Sonya Welch-Moring describes how her pioneering SHADES Circles are taking forward the task of creating space for ‘uncomfortable and difficult conversations’.

SHADES of Life as Systemic Practice 3/5: Creating Safe Spaces

  • 23rd Apr 2021
  • Sonya Welch-Moring

What role does acknowledging difference play in the establishment of a safe therapeutic space? In the third part of her series, systemic therapist and Ancestral Constellations practitioner Sonya Welch-Moring addresses therapist discomfort around discussing colour dynamics, and explains how ‘diaspora dollies’ can help start essential conversations.

SHADES of Life as Systemic Practice 2/5: Colour Constellations

  • 16th Apr 2021
  • Sonya Welch-Moring

One of the legacies of slavery and colonialism is a reluctance to openly discuss colour dynamics, leaving damaging inequalities to resonate down the generations. In the second part of her series, systemic therapist and Ancestral Constellations practitioner Sonya Welch-Moring describes her use of ‘diaspora dollies’ to draw out the stories around skin colour that can whisper through family systems.

SHADES of Life as Systemic Practice 1/5: An Introduction

  • 9th Apr 2021
  • Sonya Welch-Moring

How can we safely uncover and explore colour dynamics – in our client work, our personal lives, and as a profession? Sonya Welch-Moring is a systemic therapist and Ancestral Constellations practitioner who has been developing a creative embodied approach for individual and group work. In this new five-part series, she explains how SHADES of Life can help all therapists to talk about colour, power and inequality… and to take action.

Wedding in the Family? Why We Should Take Note

  • 14th Feb 2019
  • Annette Byford

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular dates to propose on, meaning wedding bells may soon be sounding in some of our clients’ material. As psychotherapist Annette Byford understands all too well, the impact of an engagement isn’t always confined to the couple in question. The author of a new book of interviews with mothers of brides and grooms, she explains why weddings present families with a huge adaptive task – and highlights some difficult feelings they may stir up.