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CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

 

If you’re a therapist wanting to keep inspired and informed you’ll find our CPD events are of a high standard.

The trainings are in small groups of 8 – 10 participants, providing an intimate and relaxed learning experience.

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Upcoming CPD Workshops

  • Sun
    17
    Nov
    2019
    10am - 5pmThe Wilbury Clinic

    Trauma Training for Therapists
    Sunday November 17th 2019
    10am - 5pm
    £70

    To Book: therapies@thewilburyclinic.co.uk

    • Understand what Trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD is
    • Psychoeducation - Understanding the neurobiology of Trauma and how to incorporate it into the therapy
    • Safe Trauma Assessment including Trauma line
    • Using and teaching Safety and Stabilisation
    • Self care contracting
    • Processing trauma
    • Preventing Vicarious Trauma

    This day will clarify what “Trauma” actually is and how to recognise the signs of PTSD and complex PTSD (and what the difference is).

    There will be a thorough explanation of what happens in the brain in trauma responses and the importance of working safely with such clients by keeping them in their ‘window of tolerance’. You will learn how to offer psycho education to clients to help them normalise and validate that responses to trauma are normal reactions to abnormal events AND it is important to acknowledge their destructive potential when the traumatic event is no longer occurring.

    We will cover assessment and information gathering and offer a ‘tool box’ of ways to regulate your clients distress levels. You will come away with a clear self care plan to work effectively with clients.

    The ‘Trauma line’, will be introduced and experienced. This is a creative way of developing a time line of life events using the symbolism of string, rocks, flowers and night lights.

    Vajralila
    Traumatolgist PG Dip

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  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    10.00am – 4.30pm

    Saturday 8th February 2020

    10am – 4.30pm

    Cost: £95

    Earlybird discount: £85 if booked before 18th November 2019

    To Book please Email: catherine@creativeconversations.co.uk

    Using the sand tray as a therapeutic tool within an integrative approach

    Catherine

    Workshop description:

    This introductory workshop is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists interested in using the sand tray within their therapeutic practice.

    The course is open to qualified counsellors / psychotherapists. Trainees will be considered, dependent on experience and if they are in personal therapy.

    Course content includes:
    ·        An introduction to working with the sand tray and theoretical underpinning
    ·       Opportunities to experience working with the sand tray in practice – as ‘client’ and ‘therapist’
    ·        Strategies for working with and exploring the sand tray image
    ·       A guide to questioning techniques to support the work
    ·        Opportunity to reflect on, share and discuss learning and insights

    Sand tray work :

    Clients choose from a range of miniature figures and objects, and arrange them in the sand. The sand tray provides a controlled space to express and explore emotions and life issues. Once feelings are organised and externalised in this way, they can be viewed and reflected on from a distance, enabling the integration of inner and outer worlds. Talking or playing with the therapist, the client can explore relationships, make connections and explore new possibilities.

    ‘ Sandplay is hands on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing. In a “free and protected” space provided by the therapist, a client creates a concrete manifestation of his / her imaginal world using sand, water, and miniature objects’. (C.G.Jung).

    Like other forms of image-making, sand tray work provides a means of accessing the client’s inner world, through the imagination; by-passing the rational-logical mind. Different to painting or drawing – it involves using concrete objects which can be moved. It is an expressive and dynamic approach. Symbols are not interpreted by the therapist, the meaning belongs to the client. The therapist’s role is to facilitate the client’s deeper understanding and expression.

    Trainer biography:

    Catherine is an Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, trained at The Institutue of Psychosynthesis, IATE and the Sesame Institute. In her private practice she has worked with individuals, couples and children. She is an experienced teacher, trainer and group facilitator. Her approach to training is interactive and flexible. She aims to combine delivering a core objective with space to be responsive to participants needs.

    Trainer: Catherine Bishop

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