Physis, Intuition & Autonomy – (Reconnecting to Self, Others, & the World) – Online

The first course (part A)  has already started and we are currently looking at the format of a second course (part B).  We will shortly be confirming the content of Part B along with details of a further Part A course.  Part A and Part B can be done in any order (amounting to 30 hours of CPD training), or indeed just as an individual course (15 hours). Please register your interest with us and we will send you details when they are available.

The first of two 6-week on-line courses (part A) will explore and engage with the concepts of Physis (the life force in nature), Intuition (direct knowledge gained without reasoning) and Autonomy (the experience of true awareness, spontaneity and intimacy).

The common denominator throughout these themes is the ‘Self’ and it is our intention to engage with the Self through these lenses. This will be done by focussing on – and recognising – the core self at the heart of our being. We hope this course will introduce a model for being with ourselves, with other people and with the planet.

In each evening we will start with a short meditation, followed by an introduction to the theme and then we will explore this in and with the group through didactic input and unstructured group work. The unstructured group experience enables us to be present-centred and to embrace both uncertainty and the unknown in order to be truly intimate.

Many of us may have seen ‘coming out of script’ as a lifetime’s ‘work’. We want to demonstrate that ‘coming out of script’ can be intentional and achieved quickly (if not permanently). It is our hope that we will experience ‘out of script’ experiences in the group in a way that contributes to personal and professional development.

Themes: (Monday evenings : 6.00pm to 8.30pm BST)

26th October Week One: Introduction to each other and to the concepts.

2nd November Week Two: Grace. This week will account for the positive trajectory that that has brought us to where we are in our lives today.

9th November Week Three: Grit. This week we will explore those difficult experiences that have shaped our being, growth and learning opportunities.

16th November Week Four: Grief. The journey to loving the Self is probably only achieved through mourning. The Self has been obscured by layers of trauma and cultural conditioning, and the journey back to Self inevitably involves grieving and an understanding of our trauma.

23rd November Week Five: Gratitude. Part of the concept of Awareness is the capacity to express gratitude for the life we have. It is not fantasy nor something to be gained at the end of all our ‘work’ but an aliveness to be embraced right now.

30th November Week Six: Review of the process to emerge out of the first six weeks.

A Link Centre Certificate will be issued on completion of this course

Part B

We are planning to offer a follow on course of another 6 weeks (currently planned for 25th January to 1st March) which will be along similar lines although they may take on a more political dimension specifically addressing issues of Race and Culture, our treatment of the planet and the steps we can take to move forward to a life of integrity that reflects the true Self.

Course Tutors: – Geoff Hopping & Jane Tillier

Geoff Hopping  is a well-regarded and highly qualified Psychotherapist (TA and Psychoanalytic), Supervisor and Trainer with decades of experience working in mental health and psychotherapy settings. Latterly he has worked in a high security prison as a Consultant Psychotherapist specialising in Group Work.  He is reconnecting to a passionate interest in spirituality and is currently in training with One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. Geoff has also held the role of primary tutor at the Metanoia institute since 1996 and left there in the summer of 2019 following his move to Brighton. He joined the Link Centre as a core tutor earlier this year.

Jane Tillier has over 30 years of experience in offering warm, relational and inclusive soul-space to individuals and groups in a wide variety of settings such as healthcare (hospice, hospital and primary care), education (school and university) and church.  With a background in the study of Modern Languages and a PhD in Spanish, she was among the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England in 1994.  She is now also a UKCP-listed trainee psychotherapist, with particular interests in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality and in the impact of neurodiversity in mental health and wellbeing.  She is in the process of completing her MSc in TA Psychotherapy and her Certificate in Transactional Analysis at the Metanoia Institute.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund will be given on cancellations with more than 7 days’ notice


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Booking and Dates

26th October to 30th November


Upcoming Dates:

6 x 2.5 hour sessions (Monday 6.00pm to 8.30pm BST): 26th October to 30th November


Online Event (Zoom)


Geoff Hopping and Jane Tillier

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