The 2nd “Days of Leon Lojk

The 2nd “Days of Leon Lojk” conference is behind us. Just as we have planned, it was held in connectedness, sharing and learning atmosphere. More than 240 participants from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Ireland, United Kingdom, and even from Australia could choose among 24 workshops. The workshops provided insights into possibilities of using Choice Theory in practice of Lead Management, teaching and counseling. There were far more workshops offered than we could attend – it was hard to see everything we wanted. Plenary lectures followed the idea of mental health just as it was presented by the author of Reality Therapy, Dr. William Glasser. The lecturers provided a lot of information we’ll be able to use in our future work. Our special guests Dr. Terry Lynch and Jo Watson were the ones who contributed to the quality of the conference in particular. We went home with a desire to meet again the next year in a similar context. These photos provide insight into some of the events.

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Za nami je drugo po vrsti strokovno srečanje » Dnevi Leona Lojka«. Minilo je v vzdušju povezovanja, izmenjave izkušenj in učenja tako kot smo tudi načrtovali. Več kot 240 udeležencev iz Hrvaške, Bosne in Hercegovine, Slovenije, Irske, Združenega Kraljestva  in celo Avstralije je lahko  izbiralo med 24 delavnicami, ki so ponujale vpogled v  možnosti uporabe Teorije izbire pri vodenju, poučevanju in svetovanju. Izbira je bila bolj pestra kot so bile možnosti, da bi se udeležili vsega kar smo si želeli.  Plenarna predavanja sledila so idejo mentalnega zdravja tako kot se je za njo zavzemal avtor Realitetne terapije Dr. William Glasser  ter ponudila precej informacij, ki jih bomo v prihodnje  lahko uporabili pri svojem delu. H kakovosti srečanja posebej sta prispevala naša posebna gosta dr. Terry Lynch in Jo Watson . Odšli smo domov z željo, da se naslednje leto ponovno srečamo v podobnem ozračju.  Pričujoče fotografije omogočajo vpogled v nekatera dogajanja.

 

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Drugi stručni susret  „Dani Leon Lojka“ je iza nas. Protekao je u ozračju povezivanja, izmjene iskustava i učenja kao što smo i planirali. Više od 240 sudionika iz Hrvatske, Bosne i Hercegovine, Slovenije, Irske, Ujedinjenog Kraljevstva, pa čak i Australije moglo je birati između 24 radionice, koje su pružale uvid u mogućnosti primjene Teorije izbora u vođenju, poučavanju i savjetovanju. Bilo je mnogo više mogućnosti izbora za sudjelovanje na radionicama od realnih mogućnosti sudjelovanja u svemu što smo htjeli. Plenarna predavanja slijedila su ideju mentalnog zdravlja upravo tako kako je predstavlja i sam autor Realitetne terapije dr. William Glasser i ponudila su mnogo informacija koje ćemo moći koristiti u svom budućem radu. Kvaliteti stručnog susreta izuzetno su pridonijeli naši posebni gost dr. Terry Lynch i Jo Watson. Otišli smo kući sa željom da se iduće godine ponovno sretnemo u sličnoj atmosferi. Ove fotografije pružaju uvid u neka događanja.

 

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2018 Faculty Retreat

EART Faculty Retreat is in 2018, Scotland Hosted by the William Glasser Institute UK

Details are now on our Faculty Development page or  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK

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Days of Leon 2017

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In order to facilitate continuous professional development for all those who use Dr. William Glasser’s ideas in their professional practice all over Europe we organize again the conference: “Days of Leon Lojk”.

This is also tribute to Leon Lojk – Slovenian psychologist and psychotherapist. He was the man who enabled recognition of Reality Therapy in Europe as a psychotherapeutic modality. He was also the first President of European Association for Reality Therapy, founder of European Institute for Reality Therapy, cofounder of Slovenian Association for Psychotherapy – our teacher and friend.

In order to facilitate continuous professional development for all those who use Dr. William Glasser’s ideas in their professional practice all over Europe we organize again the conference: “Days of Leon Lojk”. This is also tribute to Leon Lojk – Slovenian psychologist and psychotherapist. He was the man who enabled recognition of Reality Therapy in Europe as a psychotherapeutic modality.

He was also the first President of European Association for Reality Therapy, founder of European Institute for Reality Therapy, cofounder of Slovenian Association for Psychotherapy – our teacher and friend.

This year “Days of Leon Lojk” will be held on October 27th – 29th, at Kompas hotel in Bled, Slovenia

Full details, including Guest speakers, programme of events, and application form click here or on the logo above.


 

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Finland 2017

6th European Reality Therapy Conference, FINLAND 2017
Northern Perceptions for Choice Theory


Conference Report

The 6th European Reality Therapy Conference, FINLAND 2017 is behind us.
We met in Tampere, where for Finland it all begun: the first Reality Therapy training in Finland and the establishment of the Finnish Association. Approximately fifty people attended the conference. There were people from Australia, Croatia, England, Finland, Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia and USA.

We all had a chance to enjoy the conference as well as the beautiful environment of the Varala sports institute. I am convinced that we have taken this opportunity in the best possible way.
At the beginning of our gathering we were welcomed by our host Jari Harkenon. Jari emphasized that the conference theme 'Northern Perceptions' was not just a perception for the north of Finland, but it was their shared perception(s) of Dr. Glasser's Choice Theory and Reality Therapy - our common ground.

We had the pleasure to hear the message from the EART President, Danko Butorac. Among other things, Danko emphasized that both of two giants, Dr Glasser and Leon Lojk, who have passed away, still inspire us and live in us – in our beliefs, in our quality worlds.

Particular pleasure for us was to hear and see Kim Olver, executive director of the William Glasser International. She shared with us her opinion that whenever we support and encourage one another, we carry on Dr. Glasser's legacy. And whenever we teach others the information of Choice Theory, we are spreading the internal control psychology that has the power to change the world and create peace – between countries, in communities and within ourselves.

In the working part of the conference we had the opportunity to attend 18 workshops. We heard about the beauties and challenges of the Choice Theory, about change and choice, about creative ways of recovery from chronic pain and stress, about how we offer Choice Theory in different contexts, about coaching with Choice Theory, about life balance, good relationships with ourselves and others, about applying Choice Theory in working with youth, about perspectives in treating addictions; we heard about the pluralistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy; we enjoyed Choice Theory through fun and games; we had the opportunity to attend reality therapy in action - through a role play, and to see the Choice theory through LEAN glasses.

So ... total behaviour is a real Pandora's box ..... Our perception is like music ... Only seven basic notes make up many different music pieces ...just as our universal capabilities and characteristics make up a multitude of incredible and different perceptions ...

Because our perceptions rely on Choice Theory beliefs, we could not do anything but enjoy everything, and enjoy each other’s company.
Along with our workshops we had more opportunities for fun, laughter, music and good food. We had an organized great bus sightseeing tour around Tampere; we visited the reception at Central Vapriikki where we were welcomed by city officials, we had a great conference dinner with live music.

We had a chance to swim in the lake, try out saunas and bake the sausage ourselves. We had a great time with guitars, songs and music.
How do we sum it all up? Choice Theory is a brilliant theory, life is beautiful, and we are all so exceptional people.
Still, there is something unusual in all of this ... This is a rare conference where our night-time gatherings finished before the dark ... But, you know it wasn't because they were short-lived parties ... 

I am so happy and grateful that I am part of the CT family.

So long, with warm and friendly greetings to all of my CT sisters and brothers!

See you all, soon......

Ljiljana Šupraha
EART Vice-president

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Days of Leon Lojk

dec012A professional meeting: “Days of Leon Lojk” will be organised for the first time this year. We hope that it will be held in October each year in order to facilitate continuous professional development for all those who use Dr. William Glasser’s ideas in their professional practice all over Europe.

This meeting is also a tribute to Leon Lojk – Slovenian psychologist and psychotherapist. He was the man who enabled recognition of Reality Therapy in Europe as a psychotherapeutic modality. He was also the first President of European Association for Reality Therapy and a founder of European Institute for Reality Therapy – our tacher and friend.

The first “Days of Leon Lojk” will be held on October 21st – 23rd, 2016 at Kompas hotel in Bled, Slovenia. We expect a big interest. Registration and entrance should be free of charge.

Details & Registration

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William Glasser Institute UK

William Glasser Institute UK (formally The Instutute for Reality Therapy UK)

wgi ukFinally after being off line for nearly 12 months the new William Glasser Institute UK has been launched. The WGI-UK's new executive of Moira Oliver, Ruth Bradbrook, Geraldine Rowe and John Brickell will now be looking to bring new ewnergy to the Institute, and are looking at ways to attract new members and workshop participants.

Although Adrian Gorman had stepped down from any Executive role within the WGI-UK, he has agreed to continue to help with the website and so we have a brand new look (see image left) and a new website address which is www.wgi-uk.org

Contact reguarding CT and RT matters within the UK should now be addressed to Ruth Bradbrook.

Although a little late - Happy Easter everyone.

WGI-UK

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Finland Workshop Completed

Finish colleagues continue the training toward Reality Therapy Psychotherapy Certification.
November 12 -15, 2015 eight of our colleagues in Helsinki attended the beginning of the 3rd year of training. They completed 4 days workshop lead by Boba Lojk.

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Workshop Participants:
Sini Pasanen, Olli Nikoskelainen, Marianne Chant, Samu Hisso, Jouni Lehto, Miia Järvinen, Katja Hakkarainen, Katja Ahonen (Instructors Boba Lojk & Jari Harkonen)

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From Russia with Love

Russian Association for Reality Therapy (R.A.R.T.) was organized February 11, 2015.

The Charter was accepted and President (Sergei Bogolepov) was elected.

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RART is aspiring to become the newest member of the EART

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