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Training Workshops

Training Workshops

The workshops operate with fluidity within a well-structured agenda, creating both safety and space to move, to experiment and discover new ways of being. Working creatively enables the comprehension of difficult issues such as transference and counter-transference, the understanding of projection and introjection. If you are interested in offering workshops to staff or students but would prefer this service in house please contact us to find out more.

Themed Supervision Day

— Bringing creativity into the Therapy Room

Special offer: £95. Book now or learn more.

Programme of Events

Includes refreshments. Non-refundable deposit of £35 per person secures your place. Payment in full 7 working days before start of course. Or pay on the day at cost of £80.

Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery Friday 10th January 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using role play and narrative Friday 24th January 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using objects Monday 17th February 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery Monday 10th March 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using role play and narrative Monday 24th March 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using objects Friday 25th April 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery Friday 9th May 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using role play and narrative Monday 19th May 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using objects Tuesday 17th June 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery Tuesday 26th June 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using objects Friday 12th September 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using role play and narrative Monday 22nd September 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person
Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery Tuesday 14th October 2014 10am – 2pm £65 per person

How it works

Using methods of Psychodrama, Drama therapy and Art Therapy, including Clay and Collage
  • The purpose for this will be helping the student to orientate themselves within the context of being a student in the learning and social environment.
  • It will give body knowledge of who they are in relationship to others.
  • It will enhance their strengths and indicate areas requires for growth in a non-judgemental way.
  • Doing this active work encourages self-knowledge rather than head knowledge alone.
  • A person begins to understand their own unique body sense in relationship to themselves and others: the contact-boundary field.
All workshops are unique, working spontaneously with live material
Doing this creative work encourages self knowledge rather than head knowledge alone
Workshops will provide the opportunity to:
Enhance your strengths and indicate areas required for growth in a non-judgemental way To begin to understand you own unique body sense in relationship to your self and others : the contact boundary field.
The workshop days are divided into 4 quadrants:
  1. Making connections and setting the theme for the day. Stimulating Exercise.
  2. Creative Space where students will work individually to explore the theme personally taking it beyond the cognitive.
  3. Psychodrama / socio-drama based on whatever live material is foremost.
  4. Reflection / plenary / handouts.

Organisation in-house training packages are available for Day Workshops, max 15 delegates.

Day Rate £800 + travel

Working Creatively – Introduction to using objects

Since the dawn of human history, shamans and healers have used symbolic arrangements of objects, shells, stones and bones to diagnose and treat illness. Today drama therapists and other creative therapists use objects in their work. Button sculpting, a projective method, during which clients arrange buttons in a symbolic way.

Agenda: This is a practical, hands on session: opportunity to work with live material

  • What is drama therapy?
  • Projection
  • Creativity and the right, left brain
  • Introduction small worlds techniques
  • Introduction to sculpting
  • Introduction to Dr. John Casson 5 Story Self structure

Working Creatively – Introduction to using imagery

Using imagery to access flexibility and imagination, to move up to a higher level of thought, to touch deeper feelings. Imagery facilitates the process of uncovering and giving expression to each person’s outlook on life and their unique strategies for coping.

Agenda: This is a practical, hands on session: opportunity to work with live material

  • What are the art therapies?
  • Projection
  • Creativity and the right, left brain
  • Introduction to using imagery to support story telling
  • Introduction to projecting self into abstract other
  • Creating images

Working Creatively – Introduction to using role play and narrative

The word Story has come to imply a narrative, an account of events. Its roots link to a Greek word, which means to know. Within role play we can explore the personal story. Fictional characters can stand in for entire realms of human experience.

Agenda: This is a practical, hands on session: opportunity to work with live material

  • Introduction to drama therapy
  • Projection
  • Creativity and the right, left brain
  • Introduction to narrative
  • Projecting alternative perspectives
  • Story making
  • Enactment

Author: Connecting Space • Last updated: October 26, 2013 5:23 pm