Growing Better Lives
  • Living-Learning Experiences (LLEs) were develop by a team of experienced mental health professionals  in the 1990 and have been hosted for many years by Growing Better Lives and took place in Kent.
  • 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.
  • From the start of 2022 these events are now being facilitated by Mulberry Bush Third Space (MB3) which is the National Centre for Reflective Practice. These take place in a beautiful rural space Toddington in Gloucestershire

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    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

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

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