SF practice & dance

I danced in the New Year with over 50 other people brought together by Bodysurf Scotland (www.bodysurfscotland.co.uk). We began on 28 December and continued until 2 January, by which time it was clear to me that I had just been through one of the most powerfully therapeutic experiences of my life. We came together at different times on different days, morning, afternoon and evening, and most of the time we danced. Occasionally we talked, but...

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Solution focused practice and the 5 rhythms

“The 5Rhythms comprise a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, no matter what its shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most fluid and creative level. While the practice itself is the essence of simplicity, it can catalyse deep healing and creative expression” – Sue Rickards, A Call to Dance. A first! A 5 Rhythms dance class was offered...

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Celebrating the work of Gregory Bateson

On a train to Yorkshire, where tomorrow I am to attend a day celebrating the work of Gregory Bateson, organised by Relate in Bradford. Interrupted my philosophy reading (I’m at the beginning of the long haul of a part-time Masters with the Open University) to re-read the seminal 1956 article, Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia, co-written by Bateson, which I first read as a callow social work student in the late 1980s deep in the bowels of the...

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Welcome to the website of Guy Shennan Associates!

Welcome to the website of Guy Shennan Associates!

I am an independent consultant who specialises in the conversational approach to helping known as solution focused practice. I use it in my practice as a coach, counsellor, consultant and supervisor, and I teach people how to use it in the work that they do. I am also an activist and a writer, interested in developing collaborative, creative approaches to all the areas of my work and activity. In this website you will find details of the...

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