What the video is about
This video takes you into the real lives of young people; unscripted, immediate and genuine, from more formally sitting in a counselling room, to the casualness of the street together with the sounds of the wind and passing traffic.
If you find yourself trying to help a young person sort out a problem, manage a feeling, or just work out their next step in life, this video is intended for you. You may be a counsellor, a youth worker, a sports coach or simply someone who finds yourself in the role of ‘the accidental counsellor’. The video offers you clear ideas on:
– what to ask questions about
– what questions to ask
– different ways of asking these questions. And importantly…
– what to do if you hear something that you find disturbing or worrying.
Here is a sample of the DVD, just fast forward through to the bits that catch your attention.
You will see more than 3 hours of 8 individual and 2 group conversations which are at different times exciting, risky, difficult, sensitive, and always optimistic and helpful.
A detailed menu system means you can view the video in different ways. The conversations are divided into the stages of ‘Beginning’, ‘Developing’, ‘Deepening’ and ‘Towards the end’, but you can click on ‘Individual stories’ and see each story from beginning to end. Experiment and see what works best for you.
Peter is interviewed in ‘Conversations’ by Margaret Condonis, therapist and trainer, as together they reflect on the conversations and some of the key ideas, processes and moments within them.
The DVD is in PAL and will not play on NTSC systems. It will however play on all computers.