Date(s) - 21/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
Continuing Professional Development
Using The Arts In Therapeutic Work:
A Gestalt Approach
Sat/Sun April 21-22 2018 (12 hours cpd)
This ‘hands on’ arts workshop led by Gestalt psychotherapist Jon Blend MA caters for counsellors, psychotherapists and others working in the caring professions. Incorporating arts methods in therapeutic work offers another vehicle for change that fosters self-expression, aids exploration of conflict and enhances wellbeing. The course draws inspiration from the projective arts approach of Gestalt therapist Dr. Violet Oaklander and the Lifemusic practice of composer Dr. Rod Paton. It may also interest those seeking to explore their relationship with creativity and/or play. We will focus on working with clay, sand tray and music making .
Course content includes ‘live demonstrations, experiential work and discussion.
By the end of the course participants will:
* Understand the power of the arts to communicate deep feelings.
* Be familiar with working with image and metaphor
* Have some practical skills suitable for engaging clients in a therapeutic process using the arts.
Payment methods: by cheque, payable to Manchester Gestalt Centre, or through the website www.mgc.org.uk using PayPal. Refunds will only be given if for any reason we are unable to offer you a place or if the workshop is cancelled. Also send in a paragraph or two about yourself and your interest in this workshop, plus your contact details and email address.