Why Psychotherapy

10. News from Helen Bazzard
Hi Everyone,

I was lucky enough to hold 3 interviews of 40 minutes with the radical priest, Peter Owen-Jones, that were filmed by the BBC. Pete's 3 part series starts this Friday at 9pm on BBC2. A couple of minutes of these interviews may well be used in episodes 1 and 3 along with other villagers' input.

Inspired by St Francis, our vicar stopped using money for a couple of months and lived through exchange of work and food both in his home village of Firle and on the road in Devon. Episode 2 takes him to Assisi, Italy.

His aim was to see how living more simply might affect relationship and spirituality. I wanted to explore what this might mean in terms of my interest in Transpersonal Psychology, (and maybe use some of the material at the annual EUROTAS conference.)

I thought I'd let you know in case either you're interested or happened to see me and wondered what on earth I was doing!
Pete's other programmes have been fascinating.

Warm regards,
Helen

Helen Bazzard. Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Brighton. (UKCP Reg. - HIPS)


EUROTAS NEWSLETTER No. 60

16 Mai 2010 Helen Bazzard writes a personal view:

The Ritual of Attendance! Well, there goes another esplendido EUROTAS conference! The 4th I’ve attended and yet again, what an experience – each time, I come away with a sense of deep gratitude for having met you all! Any disagreements merely serve as grit for the pearl. My faith in the potential of your ideas, work and personal growth deepens and inspires. The ritual of attendance is interesting, too. For a while I always went to my local church service at Easter when the priest washes our feet in remembrance of Jesus work. The first year my timid ego wondered if I could stand the exposure.

The second year I felt glad for the priest in having my rather pretty feet amongst some of the others. On the third year I no longer thought about my feet because of feeling such closeness to the man kneeling there, at my feet, tenderly wiping off the water with a soft towel. During my attendance at the EUROTAS conferences, I have run from plenary to workshop desperately trying to digest all the knowledge offered until my mind hummed with exertion. I have experienced really knowing through sensing into heart, mind and body. This year, thanks to the preciosa, Catalan team, I felt greater connection. And what drumming!

My hips moved using muscles I didn’t know I had! So I honour the connection to your courage in exploring, your dexterity in thinking and your commitment to heart-felt responses. Human potential is vast and, I believe, only fully maximised through connection to others and our world. Beyond the Personal I find You. Helen Bazzard. Transpersonal Psychotherapist working in Brighton, UK. CTP and EUROTAS Member.


EUROTAS NEWSLETTER No. 52

22 December 2008

The Ritual of Attendance!

Well, there goes another esplendido EUROTAS conference!

The 4th I’ve attended and yet again, what an experience – each time, I come away with a sense of deep gratitude for having met you all!

Any disagreements merely serve as grit for the pearl.
My faith in the potential of your ideas, work and personal growth deepens and inspires.

The ritual of attendance is interesting, too.
For a while I always went to my local church service at Easter when the priest washes our feet in remembrance of Jesus work.
The first year my timid ego wondered if I could stand the exposure.
The second year I felt glad for the priest in having my rather pretty feet amongst some of the others.
On the third year I no longer thought about my feet because of feeling such closeness to the man kneeling there, at my feet, tenderly wiping off the water with a soft towel.

During my attendance at the EUROTAS conferences, I have run from plenary to workshop desperately trying to digest all the knowledge offered until my mind hummed with exertion. I have experienced really knowing through sensing into heart, mind and body.

This year, thanks to the preciosa, Catalan team, I felt greater connection. And what drumming! My hips moved using muscles I didn’t know I had!

So I honour the connection to your courage in exploring, your dexterity in thinking and your commitment to heart-felt responses.

Human potential is vast and, I believe, only fully maximised through connection to others and our world.

Beyond the Personal I find You.

Helen Bazzard. Transpersonal Psychotherapist working in Brighton, UK.
CTP and EUROTAS Member.