Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity
The Director of Sumedha Centre, Jose Parappully, did two workshops in
at the beginning of the month. Bangalore
The first was at the Don Bosco Provincial House,
on Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity. The participants were
Rectors of Communities and Leaders of various Provincial Commissions. There
were around 45 participants for this two-day workshop on August 3 and 4. Bangalore
Themes explored during the workshop included: Psychosexual Integration and Emotional Maturity, Sexual Orientation and Sexual Behaviours, Sexual Boundary Violations, Psychosexual Integration at Midlife and Beyond, and Celibate Friendship.
Participants found the workshop “very, very useful.” They “gained very practical information and insights.”
One said this was the “most useful of the workshops I have attended.” Another who had two other workshops on the theme said “this was the best. This helped me to understand these important issues better and given me ways and means to explore them with my trainees in more effective ways.”
Basic Counselling Skills Training
The second workshop was a six day affair, from 5th to 10th August. This Basic Counselling Skills Training workshop was held at National Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre (NBCLC),
There were 43 participants from different parts of the country. Most of them were leaders of communities or involved in formation work.
Participants found the training extremely useful. There was “an excellent blend of theory and practice.” The training, the participants said, had given them “both confidence and competence” by helping them develop required attitudes and skills.