This years theme will be called Take Away Toolbox because each session will involve creating or taking away something physical for your toolbox.
I have always been very creative and was very excited to learn quite early on in my training that creativity could be used with clients. However, I assumed I’d have to become an arts therapist and I couldn’t afford to embark on more training. You don’t have to be an arts therapist to use creative tools in therapy.
The arts have that extraordinary power to engage the emotions and so motivate individuals to strive beyond their limits because they are enjoying themselves. (Warren, B (1993) Using Creative Arts in Therapy). Through this experiential training you will discover how to use different creative mediums and have the confidence to be a Creative Practitioner.
In all training it is hoped that you will take something away. This training is unique because you will take away resources we will give you or that you will make. There’s nothing stopping you from using these straight away with your clients. Each workshop attracts 4 CPD hours and you will be issued with a certificate of attendance for your portfolio.
Working Creatively: Cards – 20th September 2019 10.00 am – 2.00pm
Therapeutic Cards can work in many ways. They can help a client express their emotions, they can tell stories, or clients can use them to share something difficult that they can’t find the words for. There are so many different cards that it can be quite overwhelming to choose which pack to buy. On this course you will get to sample several packs and decide for yourself which you prefer. Click here for further information.
Working Creatively: Timelines – 29th November 2019 10.00 am – 2.00pm
Come and discover a new way of incorporating Timelines into your work that’s off the page and creative. You will leave with your own Timeline that you can use with clients. Click here for further information.
Working Creatively: Story Stones – 6th March 2020 10.00 am – 2.00pm
Everyone has a story to tell, whether it’s their life story, an event or a metaphor. In this training you will explore the many ways in which Story Stones can be used. You will then get the opportunity to create a set of your own Story Stones, you can use your own personal experience or be guided by the themes that come up on the day. Click here for further information.
Working Creatively: Travelling Toolbox – 8th May 2020 10.00 – 2.00pm
This is a brilliant course for you to explore the kind of Creative Practitioner you want to be and what resources you want to offer. We will look at your work spaces, what’s available and what you can provide so you can develop your own unique style. This is also a day of real self-discovery, empowering you with all sorts of creative options so you’ll leave knowing what you need to do next! Click here for further information.