Group work is about experiencing a ‘one for all and all for one’ approach to addressing individual aspirations and problems.
A group is both a refuge and an adventure. By providing every participant with as many perspectives as people in the room the group is a fantastic source of inspiration, feedback and guidance. The group is always changing, at each moment crystallising diagrams like a kaleidoscope. Working therapeutically in a group means to participate with the opening of every individual sprout until a forest is finally grown. And what a great joy a beautiful forest can be!
Goals of Group Therapy: Be nurtured by many perspectives – Stop the isolating belief that “I am the only one who feels this way” – Process difficult emotions safely – Identify old negative patterns and develop new alternatives for being oneself – Review defence mechanisms that have become problematic – Create healthier relationships – Learn how to be more honest – Rehearse new dynamics of interaction with others
“Bárbara is an unconditional team player who can guide you through a self-discovery journey that empowers and clarifies at every level. Words are not enough to thank her for such an ethical and soulful work” – Fernando D., Architect, Argentina
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard
The Existential Adventure
A one-year process of systemic existential enquiry, committed creative production and spiritual expansion in a group of explorers. Programme based on a phenomenological adaptation of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey
Mondays 12noon to 1:30pm
Unlocking Ourselves Meditation
Experiential self-care journey for Practitioners. A safe place to feel held!
Methodologies: Breathing, relaxation, bio-energetics, authentic movement, emotional release, feedback and sharing.
Every week a different focus
Thursdays 12noon to 1pm
(Women’s Open Group)
An exploration of our assumptions about the meaning of being women through awareness intensive practices inspired by Goddesses from around the world with the purpose of speaking ourselves creatively.
Tuesdays 6pm to 7:15pm
(Women Intermediate Level)
A one-year journey that follows the soul’s call for adventure by interrupting the distractions and excuses that keep us isolated from ourselves and our tribe. Based on Joseph Campbell’s work
Tuesdays 12noon to 1:30pm
(Women Advanced in Spanish)
An ongoing closed group that addresses more precisely individual’s needs and possibilities. The work deepens towards the Art of Friendship through the experience of belonging to ‘the pack’
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9pm
with Bárbara Godoy and team
Finding nourishment, support, trust, relaxation and the vitality to create ourselves anew. Detox (and delicious!) diet, yoga, music, dancing by the fire, hot tub under the stars and the most wonderful walks into the magical wilderness of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex.
Sacred Man Sacred Woman
Medicine Festival 2021 with Shivam O’Brien
Two workshops: Feminine Language as Medicine for women led by Bárbara and Warrior Words that bring Peace for men led by Shivam happening simultaneously followed by the merging of both groups in a Ritual Ceremony for the whole community.
Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy. Existential Psychotherapist, Group Leader, Counsellor, Lecturer and Supervisor, MBACP & UKCP accredited, SEA Professional Member, Founder Director of Therapy Harley Street.
Bárbara lived and trained for 7 years in Osho Multiversity, Pune, India and in Humaniversity, The Netherlands.
She facilitates her own therapeutic Group Work since 1997 with techniques such as AUM Meditation Marathons, Psychodrama, Bioenergetics and Primal Feelings.
The question about the meaning of Being-Woman and the importance of a feminine language was the topic of her postgraduate thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into Women’s Groups which she leads in addition to her individual private practice.
Bárbara’s academic contributions in London since 2008 include lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. READ MORE>