We work together with psychologists, coaches and trainers to offer people the tools to learn to recognize, understand and share
their emotions and past experiences.
This is also called psychoeducation.
We do this differently from the rest by using fictional narratives (movies and books) to aid participants in their journey of self-discovery.
What is psychoeducation?
Psychoeducation is an approach to mental wellbeing which incorporates educational and therapeutic techniques adapted to the needs of the group or individual.
The educational element offers information about the psychological aspects of the human mind - thoughts, emotions, reactions, triggers etc.
The therapeutic element offers safety, structure and feedback.
Psychoeducation is not psychotherapy and should not be considered a substitute. The objectives, methods and results of psychoeducation differ from those of psychotherapy.
What can psychoeducation do for you?
Psychoeducation creates a space for emotional ventilation.
It offers a frame of reference for your experiences.
It can increase your understanding of and responsibility for emotions and thoughts which may be upsetting or difficult to understand/come to terms with.
It can teach you to recognise triggers and place your behavioural patterns in context.
It can aid you in processing complex emotions, and in building coping and wellness skills.
Who should come to psychoeducation?
People who are curious about themselves, who want to understand why they feel a certain way and why they react in a certain manner.
People who are motivated to change something about themselves, even if it is just their reaction to certain triggers.
People who want to discover what makes them tick or what trips them up.
People who try to come to terms with certain emotions or experiences.
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Why does TalkTheTalk use fictional narratives?
TalkTheTalk offers psychoeducation modules and workshops which use fictional narratives, such as books or movies, because such stories help us identify our own emotions and experiences which might otherwise prove difficult to bring to the surface.
Fictional narratives provide a common starting point for all participants in a module, while also creating a distance between us and our problems, and thus encouraging an objective evaluation of ourselves.
How does a TalkTheTalk module work?
A workshop typically lasts 3h, but we also organise full-day workshops which can take up to 8h.
A module comprises of several events, depending on the topic. The first event is introductory and is usually free of charge.
An event usually lasts 3h with a break of 15-20 min for decompression.
All workshops and modules are facilitated by a psychologist, a coach or a trainer (this will always be specified in the description of the module).
Typically, a workshop or a module will have between 4 and 8 participants.
Participants will receive feedback after each workshop/module.
Use TalkTheTalk to talk yourself free.
Anyone who is willing to look beneath the surface of who we are in our day-to-day lives, and discover the emotions, the thoughts and the experiences which shape and drive us -
People who feel the need to explore and know themselves better -
People who feel like misfits, like they don't belong, like they don't matter, like they have no voice. Like we all feel at times -
Movie fanatics who want to understand why they see so much of themselves in certain characters or certain scenes -
Book lovers who wish to know why they keep reading the same story again and again, or why certain narratives make them tick and others don't -
People who simply need to talk about stuff or get things off their chest. Which, basically, includes us all -