The programme is centred on the training and therapy groups. There are a total of
twelve group meetings each week. The core of the programme is the five working
days from Sunday through Thursday. On these days there is a group in the morning
and a group in the evening. There is a short group on the day that people arrive,
Saturday, and another short group at the end of the programme, Friday morning.
After lunch the afternoons are free and people can make their way to the beach,
spend time studying, or simply relax on the patio and absorb the Cilento hills.
Peter Fleming will be conducting all the groups at this year’s programme. This will
be a particular opportunity to benefit from the added practicality and power that Peter
has added to Contribution Training and Pellin work over recent years. One quick
example is his new work on the relation between hope and change. The sources of
hope are embedded in the Pellin ethos and the CT (Contribution Training) tools that
will be taught in this programme.
In these hard and scary times we can all benefit from the uncomfortable yet profound
personal insights, and the ambition of new plans that Pellin programmes deliver.
For some this could be about finding the energy to solve problems in a current
relationship or the motivation to search for love in a new relationship. For others, the
programme could be about finding the right work and purpose, and at times rekindling
a passion for work that might have become stale, or around which we may have
become cynical. In Peter’s work there is a tight and practical connection between
hope and motivation. This is true both at work and at home. As Freud maintained we
all need love and work.
The use in Pellin groups of gestalt methods, art therapy, the teaching of cognitive
tools and the demanding yet safe use of feedback means that people leave a Pellin
summer with a grounded belief in their future and practical tools and insight with
which to take the first practical steps. All of us want a future that has new satisfaction
and has hope.