Growing Better Lives
  • Come and live in an ‘transformative environment’ for three days, in a beautiful organic farm study centre in Kent.

  • Learn about the power of group process in a safe and enjoyable way

  • Experience what goes into making any group or working environment genuinely therapeutic

  • Also find time to relax, be playful, have fun and recharge your batteries!

Our courses are for any who want to get a taste of the transformative power of relationships by experience, rather than just by hearing about it. 

To find out about the upcoming Therapeutic and Environments Practitioner Training, click here.

Statement of aims

Living-Learning Experiences is a partnership of experienced mental health professionals who provide carefully planned and structured training experiences to develop:

  • Reflective practice for those aiming to provide therapeutic environments
  • Advanced group facilitation skills for those working in therapeutic communities
  • A lived experience of sociotherapy for any mental health practitioners
  • Understanding of complex emotional dynamics accessible to all health workers
  • Appreciation of the use of relationship in all encounters – for professionals in any field
  • An intensive appreciation of emotional intelligence for those whose work requires it
  • A general appreciation of emotional intelligence for those who would benefit from it

The background for this work is that there is a significant lack of these skills in many areas of mental health, care and teaching of children, other personal development work, and more generally in managing and treating people in a compassionate and suitably sensitive way. Over some years, the professionals involved in this CIC have developed a format of training that is adaptable for a wide range of settings and participants. Click on button for a booking form. LLE Booking Form

Forthcoming events

  • Fri – Sun, 8-10 March 2019, for therapeutic communities and enabling environments
  • Fri – Sun,  5-7 April 2019, on personality disorders as part of course starting Jan 2019 (contact us for more details)
  • Tue – Thu, 17-19 September 2019,  for therapeutic communities and enabling environments
  • Fri – Sun, 20-22 March 2020, for therapeutic communities and enabling environments
  • Fri – Sun,  3-5 April 2020, on personality disorders as part of course starting Jan 2020 (contact us for more details)
  • Tue – Thu, 15-17 September 2020,  for therapeutic communities and enabling environments

We have some presentations and research papers available for download – click on button to access these! L&L Downloads Staff Member

Aldo Lombardo, Anando ChatterjiGian Carlo Decimo, Jan Lees,  João G. Pereira, Neil Palmer, Rex Haigh, Sandra Kelly, Sarah Tucker, Sheena Money, Steve Pearce, Sue PauleyVeronica Bailey

Contact: Sue Pauley sue@tva2i.net +44 (0)7815 902049   Living Learning Experiences are run by Growing Better Lives cic. © 2014 Living Learning Experience. All rights reserved