‘Balint and the Body’ Friday June 17th 5pm – Sunday June 19th 12.30pm 2016
The Beacon Conference Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9PQ Balint Groups, Leaders’ Workshops and Balint Psychodrama Group
Saturday Evening Dinner and live music at Crusoes restaurant
Longsands Beach Tynemouth
We warmly invite you to the North East Balint weekend in June 2016. We will explore the theme ‘Balint and the Body’ through a presentation on Saturday morning and work in our groups, including a Balint Psychodrama Group. The weekend will be of interest to a wide range of health professionals, giving you an opportunity to explore relationships with patients. The Leaders workshop will count toward Balint leadership accreditation.
Group 1 Balint group An opportunity to participate in a Balint group throughout the weekend lead by accredited leaders. This is always an interesting experience and may appeal to those who are relatively new to Balint, those who are unable to join a regular group, and leaders who do not usually get the opportunity to be in a group themselves.
Group 2 Balint Leaders’ workshopwill run in parallel for those who would like to examine and develop their skills in leading Balint groups. You may be leading a group for trainees, GPs, psychiatrists or other health professionals. The workshop will count towards Balint group leader accreditation – see website.
Group 3 Balint Psychodrama group
‘Balint Psychodrama stems from the partnership of two practices - the classic Balint group and Psychoanalytic Psychodrama’ Jean Pierre Bachman ,The Journal of the Balint Society 2015 p5. It was developed in the 1970s in France by Ann Cain a psychoanalyst and psychodramatist in collaboration with Charles Brisset , a Balint group leader in Paris. Balint Psychodrama is not role play but aims to recreate real scenes that took place in the consultation as described by the presenting doctor and re-enacted by the presenter and group members. Rather than telling a story about the patient, the interaction between the doctor and the patient is shown through the use of the body in action and movement which hopefully opens up new ways of reflecting about the case , allowing the more unconscious and non-verbal aspects of the relationship to emerge in the group.
Venue The Beacon Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne www.thebeaconnewcastle.co.uk on Westgate Road is a short walk or bus ride from the City Centre, has excellent facilities and great views over the City and the River Tyne. There is plenty of free parking on site and good disabled access.
Saturday evening at Crusoes Restaurant, right on the beach at Tynemouth. www.robinsoncrusoes.co.uk There will be time to walk and swim before enjoying dinner and live music together. A coach will pick you up at the Beacon Centre and bring you back to Newcastle by 11pm. Friends, partners and others not attending the weekend workshops are most welcome to join us.
Please book your own accommodation soon – the hotels get quite booked up. The following hotels in the city centre have easy access to the railway station. Buses go frequently from the station to the Beacon Centre. If you are coming by car you might like to stay in Tynemouth, near the venue on Saturday evening.
City Centre Hotels: Jury’s Inn Newcastle, Grey Street Hotel, Motel 1 Newcastle, Ramada Encore, Hampton by Hilton, Sleeperz, Surtees, Mercure Newcastle County Hotel, Waterside Hotel, Royal Station Hotel, Copthorne Hotel.
9.30am Presentation ‘Balint and the Body’ Jane Dammers and Esti Rimmer
11am Group work
1.45pm Group work
3.30pm Tea and scones
4.15pm Coach to Tynemouth – walk, swim, explore. Dinner at Crusoes Restaurant with Pickasso’s Trio. Return city centre by 11pm.
Sunday June 19th
11.45 – 12.15 Plenary
Please return the application form by May 24th to
Helen Lycett, administrator email@example.com
22 Kingsmead Road London SW2 3JD
Any queries contact Jane Dammers firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Balint Weekend - ‘Balint and the Body’
Friday June 17th 5pm – Sunday June 19th 12.30pm 2016
The Beacon Conference Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9PQ
Please return the application form by May 24th to Helen Lycett, administrator email@example.com
22 Kingsmead Road London SW2 3JD
If you are only coming to the dinner on Saturday evening, now go to the end of the next page re payment
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