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Training Weekends

Whichever training course you join at Metanoia, the majority of our professional training programmes take place one weekend per month, meaning you can continue to meet your other commitments: work; family; and friends (in which ever order is most important to you).

Our day normally starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5.30pm. Each day is divided into four sessions with breaks for tea and lunch. Tea and coffee are readily available in our (sometimes crowded) kitchen before, during and after your day.

At least one session every weekend is devoted to group process. This allows group members to share their professional achievements and/or concerns since the last meeting and provides an opportunity for attending to the ongoing life of the group.

Through participation in the group process, facilitated by the tutor, students extend personal awareness and refine relationship skills which can be applied directly in their work as therapists, in training groups or in other teaching and organisational consulting contexts.

The remaining sessions involve didactic input, experiential exercises, student presentations and counselling/psychological therapy practice in small and/or large groups.

The last session of any weekend is normally devoted to contract completion, evaluation and feedback for self, peers and tutors. It provides an opportunity to round off satisfactorily the task of the weekend module.

On Saturday evenings, community meetings or seminars are held. The community meetings give staff and students the opportunity to discuss courses in an informal environment. The seminars provide an opportunity for senior students or visiting lecturers to make presentations on topics related to their course. Full details of these seminars are given on enrolment. Because many people travel long distances to attend these weekends, it is most convenient to arrange the seminars at this time. No fee is charged.