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When Secrets Hurt – with Silva Neves
September 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£25 – £35
This is a live online event on the Zoom platform and can be booked online.
To buy your ticket – £25 for members, £35 for non-members, CLICK HERE.
This workshop will explore the emotional and psychological impact of the discovery of secrets. We will focus on life-changing secrets which have the potential to shake one’s core sense of self. Such secrets include: the discovery of a family abuser, secret adoption, secret family members, secrets surfacing after someone’s death, etc. Such discoveries have the potential to be both traumatising for clients and many experience these events as major betrayal.
This is a subject often unspoken; it parallels the hidden grief element of such discovery. Indeed, when one loses their sense of self, their beliefs, their stories, there is a tremendous grief which is often hidden because of shame. How can someone begin to grieve something that is unspeakable?
This workshop will be interactive and will include discussions on therapeutic modalities and techniques to help clients heal from wounding secrets.
Silva Neves is a COSRT-accredited and UKCP-registered psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist, a trauma psychotherapist and an EMDR therapist. He is a Pink Therapy Clinical Associate. Silva works in his Central London private practice (currently online). Silva specialises in working with betrayal, grief, sexual trauma and compulsive sexual behaviours.
Silva is a COSRT-accredited clinical supervisor offering ongoing and ad-hoc supervision for mental health professionals. He is a Course Director for CICS (Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology) and a faculty member for IOSS (International Online Sexology Supervisors). Silva is a member of the editorial board for the leading international journal Sex and Relationship Therapy and has featured in the BBC programme Sex On The Couch.