Therapeutic Workshops

The workshops are a mix of experiential activities, group work, presentations and individual reflection. Activities will be transferable to the home, classroom or work with children and there will be the opportunity to reflect on current work practice.

The workshops are aimed at professionals from all fields who work with children and families or have an interest in child development, trauma, therapeutic interventions and neurobiology. A CPD (continuous professional development) certificate accompanies each workshop. If you’d like to register your interest in any of our workshops please email Jeanne @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training can also be delivered in your workplace. If you’d like a tailored programme to meet your organisation’s needs please contact Jeanne to discuss this in more detail.

 

Space, Silence and Observation – Making sense of what we see.

May 18th 2019

£95

Lunch provided

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This workshop explores the power of nonverbal communication. The activities make use of natural materials such as sand, clay and water and explore how to create a playful, silent space at home, in the classroom or playground. This workshop is suitable for anyone working with children and would like to explore the nonverbal aspects of children’s communication and play. The materials on this course are all from natural sources and may be a little messy so we recommend wearing clothes you do not mind getting a little dirty.

 

Won’t Play? Can’t Play? – Upper School Playfulness

June 1st 2019

£95

Lunch provided

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How can play opportunities be created for P6/P7 who prefer computer games and Youtube? This workshop offers practical activities tailored for children age 9+ and will explore why children no matter their age have an intrinsic need to play. This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to create age appropriate play opportunities for children in upper school. A desire to be playful is essential!

 

Coming up (dates to be announced)

Detecting Emotions: Promoting emotional awareness through simple group activities.

Brakes Off, Brakes On: The biology of stress and ways to counteract it.

The Flexible Brain: Classroom games and activities looking at the body brain connection.

You’re Not the Boss of Me: Supporting and preparing young people for secondary.

Communication and Children: Comparing the difference between adult and children’s thought process.

The Science of Messy Play: The functional role of sensory play in development.

Playing in Metaphor: The development of symbolic play through age and stage.

Who Am I, Who Can I Be?: The role of imaginative and role play in building social skills.

What Is Normal: Typical versus atypical child development.

Revisiting Attachment: Building stable and thoughtful relationships with children.

Group Dynamics: In a classroom or playground, the group dynamic is a powerful process.