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Robyn Rogers and Mark Skelding are staff members of the Psychosynthesis Institute of New Zealand and have taught together on Fundamentals and Foundation Year courses that comprise Tiers 1 and 2 of the Insititute's Counselling Training diploma course since 2004.

Robyn has  been a trainer with the Institute of Psychosynthesis NZ for many years.  Her special interests are personal mythology as a way of opening to the deeper mysteries of human experience integrating inner exploration with outer expression in the world, and facilitating partnership in the bicultural context of our country Aotearoa, New Zealand.  


A therapist in private practice, she brings special focus in working with relationship problems, womans issues, Ahuatanga Maori, breaking the cycle of family violence, trauma recovery, separation, loss and grief, and supporting people in addressing the effects of marginalisation.  She has developed and facilitated Treaty workshops throughout Aotearoa/NZ.   She is also a court approved facilitator and offers supervision to counsellors, therpaists and others.


Robyn holds diplomas in both Psychosynthesis Counselling (N.Z.), and Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (N.Z.).  She is a registered Psychotherapist and a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

The conversations that led Mark and Robyn to design the Self and World course grew from their working together on the Psychosynthesis Institute NZ  Fundamentals and Foundation trainings.   "Self and World is a next step in evolving and realising a vision of engaged, attentive, relational activism in a context that is both spiritual and completely practical, informed by community, culture, justice and ecology."


In private practice as a psychosynthesis guide since 1997, Mark has a background in communications, marketing and fund-raising with arts organisations and environmental groups in New Zealand, UK and Jordan.  


A convenor for Heart Politics, and a co-ordinator of T3-TransitionTownThames, Mark has recently completed in a Master in Education (Social Ecology) programme with the University of Western Sydney.  He has diplomas in Psychosynthesis Counselling, and Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and practices in Thames and Auckland.  Mark is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors [NZAC - Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri O Aotearoa]

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