The Odd Couple
From Romance to Reality
This three day workshop offers a deeper exploration of relationship issues. Incorporating story, poetry, exercises and creative ritual, the days will develop emergently around themes of:
- Romance, Naivety & Narcissism
- Honesty, Trust & Power
- Caretaking, Control & Shame
- Autonomy, Proximity & Maturity
Set in the western foothills of the Brecon Beacons, our work together will provide adequate opportunities for addressing personal issues, group work and reflective time in Nature.
In the face of centuries of gender power struggles, individual dominance and “normal marital sadism” we will be seeking a clear path through the forest of twenty-first-century confusions. Join us as we seek to find ways of developing more soulful, fulfilling and compassionate relationships. If your relationship is rock solid or shaky, fresh or stale, this workshop will breathe new life in. There will be no nudity or sexual contact during the exercises in this workshop. There will be some deep personal work and ritual.
Juliet Grayson is a psychotherapist (UKCP Registered, NLPtCA Accredited) who, for the last 15 years, has specialised in relationship and sexual problems. She spends half her time at her private practice based in Chepstow. The rest of the time she travels the country running workshops – to both the corporate world and to therapists. She particularly enjoys running personal development workshops, and teaching counsellors and therapists how to work with couples and sexual issues.
William Ayot is a poet, playwright, international workshop leader and keynote speaker. He was a founding director of Olivier Mythodrama Associates, who use Shakespeare to teach about leadership, presentation and character development. For many years he led initiatory men’s events including Men’s Rites of Passage in Snowdonia. Writing includes the play ‘Bengal Lancer’ and journalism. His poetry is widely published, and anthologised – collections include ‘Small Things That Matter’. He currently directs the ‘On The Border’ series of Poetry Readings in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. William Ayot gives a little of his time to working with those recovering from addiction. He is a speaker for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics and a patron of the SWAN project in Bristol.