Positive Reviews and Webinar Series on Powerful Group Work Book

If you work with rehabilitation, mental health, within the community, in a humanitarian field or are interested in group work…then this book and webinars are for you!

We previously shared that Stone Flowers was featured in a book by Routledge – Groupwork with Refugees and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses. We’re delighted to report that the book has been receiving incredible reviews from across the sector and that you can find out more about projects featured in the book through a series of new webinars.

Here’s the webinar in which Jeremie, a Stone Flowers member, discusses group work with other contributors (this is the second webinar in the series, you can start with the first here if you like):

The book (and webinars) draw on multiple theoretical approaches, with practitioners running groups in different settings. The voices of participants demonstrate the variety, creativity, and value of group and community approaches for recovery. Chapters are divided into three sections, covering: community-based approaches; groups that work through the medium of “body and soul”; and group approaches that focus on change through the spoken word.

Reviewed by BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), Therapy Today and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) it’s wonderful to see we are not the only ones raving about this book! Others are saying:

“written in an accessible style, is broad in its scope and provides a range of diverse illustrative examples. The reader will learn a lot about varied projects and the power of this work…The richness of the content of this book will be very useful to anyone concerned about human rights.”

– Rachel Tribe, Professor of Applied Psychology, University of East London

“The absolute joy in this book, is its accessibility and practical application for humanitarian practitioners engaged in groupwork with refugees and survivors of human rights abuse.”

– Sarah Harrison, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Practitioner  

“As a practitioner based in Sri Lanka, this collected volume was one I wanted to immediately share with my colleagues. Drawing from practice across diverse contexts – from Zimbabwe to Tunisia, from the UK to Uganda – the book brings together a truly global set of contributions that are accessible, descriptive and genuinely inspiring.”

– Ananda Galappatti, Director of Strategy, MHPSS.net      

“This is an exceptional and authoritative book that appears at the appropriate time, to help all of us grasp the complexities of human suffering resulting from the adversities of various forms of involuntarily dislocation and human rights violations, from a wide variety of perspectives.”

– Professor Renos K Papadopoulos, PhD, University of Essex. Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and Jungian psychoanalyst; author of Involuntary Dislocation. Home, Trauma, Resilience and Adversity-Activated Development   

Order the book here. 20% discount with flyer below.

The chapter about Stone Flowers is written by clinical psychologists Jude Boyles and Christine Adcock who were both instrumental in developing our innovative methodology; Emmanuela Yogolelo and Lis Murphy who were facilitators and co-creators with participants from the start of the programme. You can find out more about Stone Flowers here.

“When you work together with love
you can achieve anything.”

Amir, Survivor

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