For a detailed description of our events click on the link to the right of this page.
International meetings: click the link on the right to read about these.
Dates For Your Diary:
Dates in red are open for booking; more details and booking links lower down the page.
14th February 2020: Balint Study Day in Birmingham.
27th-29th March 2020: Whalley Balint weekend (Lancashire)
30th April-1st May 2020: Leadership training days, Insole Court, Cardiff.
5th June 2020: London leadership training day, Swiss Cottage Hotel, NW3 3HP.
25th-26th June 2020: 2 day event in Newcastle. To include Balint groups, Leadership training groups and a Balint Psychodrama group.
2nd-4th October 2020: Oxford weekend at Corpus Christi.
13th – 15th November 2020: Belfast Balint Weekend.
4th December 2020: Balint Study Day in Bristol.
Balint Weekends/ 2 Day Events
27th – 29th March 2020: The Balint Spring Weekend
The Balint Spring Weekend is a residential weekend based at the peaceful & comfortable conference house of Whalley Abbey on the Banks of the River Calder in the grounds of the ruined abbey. Non-residential places are available.
Time will be spent in case discussion groups in which doctors, psychotherapists, counsellors, practice nurses, other allied health professionals, medical, nursing and other students can share and explore their feelings about their patients in the safety of small groups or in a Balint Group Leaders Intensive Workshop which will run concurrently, for those already with Balint Group experience who want to learn, practise & improve their group leadership skills. There will also be a peer supervision group for Balint Accredited Leaders who would like to discuss their group and/or practise leadership skills.
30th April & 1st May 2020: 2 day Balint event in Cardiff
This event, held in the exciting city of Cardiff is open to anyone with an interest in Balint or on their way to Balint leadership accreditation. It will offer the opportunity to participate in either:
- A one day Balint group (Friday 1st May);
- One day of leadership training (Thursday 30th April); or
- Two days of leadership training (Thursday 30th & Friday 1st May).
One Day Events
14th February 2020: Annual Study Day for Leaders in Birmingham.
Exploring Identities – the Professionals, their Patients, the Leaders and the Groups.
This will replace the usual London day held in February.
5th June 2020 – London Leadership Training Day
This workshop, held at Swiss Cottage Hotel, will be of interest to those leading Balint groups and Balint style case discussion groups who wish to examine and develop their leadership skills. The day will count towards leadership accreditation.
Group Leaders’ Peer Supervision Workshop Dates
Birmingham Peer Supervision Group: If you are leading a group, or are interested in becoming a leader, this is for you. The intention is to provide supervision support in a group setting. We meet every two months at Edgbaston Golf Club, Birmingham, B15. The meeting is usually on the third Thursday of the month, from 7-9pm.
Please contact Dr Shake Seigel for further information
Meets at the Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA. All meetings begin at 8pm and end at 10pm.
Next Meeting dates: Tuesday 4th February 2020, Thursday 14th May 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne Balint Leaders’ Peer Supervision Group: Please contact Jane Dammers if you would like to attend or present your group.
Meetings are held from 4pm to 6pm at Benfield House, Walkergate Park, Benfield Road, Newcastle NE6 4QD Tel: 0191 287 6130.
Next meeting: Wednesday 15th January 2020
The Balint leaders peer supervision group is open to anybody in the region who is running a Balint group. We meet for 2 hours and have time to discuss one or two groups as well as discussing some more general issues. There is no charge for this group. If you know anybody who is involved in Balint and is not on the mailing list please feel free to invite them to come along.
North West Balint Leaders’ Group: Please contact Ceri Dornan if you would like to attend this or future meetings.
Next meeting: to be decided.