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Jill Carter

Losing our touch?

The human need to connect through storytelling and touch. Why it will always survive the cyber world.     Want to find out more? Join us on our Introduction to Sandplay course on 9/10th February 2019 in Ealing – click here to find out more and book Join us on our Introduction to Using Therapeutic Art Activities…

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are we losing our touch to creativity

Losing Our Touch?

When I started this business, I had a pretty definite idea of what creative therapy was. It was things like sandplay, art, movement and dance. But the more I think about it, the more I see creativity in many things that we do. I’m fascinated by a survey of three and a half thousand knitters,…

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Jill Carter

What’s the difference between Jungian and Integrative Sandplay?

Jill discusses creativity and expressive arts in counselling. Want to find out more? Join us on our Introduction to Sandplay course on 9/10th February 2019 in Ealing – click here to find out more and book You can also book on our Certificate in Integrative Sandplay which starts 7th September 2019 – click here to find out…

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Pretending to be a Unicorn; A Certificate in Playfull Supervision

Putting The Creative Into Counselling Supervision Training

It goes without saying, yet is worth saying, that therapists and supervisors hold a lot of responsibility and emotional processes. Often, we do this in isolation as we may be the only therapist working in a school or organisation or practising on our own in private practice. Supervisors tend to work independently. I think we…

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Jill Carter

The Power of Presence at Christmas

This week, Jill discusses how vulnerability can actually help us feel more boundaried in our work, and enable our clients process. Want to find out more? Join us on our Introduction to Sandplay course on 9/10th February 2019 in Ealing – click here to find out more and book

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Jill Carter

The Power Of Vulnerability As A Therapist Or Supervisor

This week, Jill discusses how vulnerability can actually help us feel more boundaried in our work, and enable our clients process. Want to find out more? Join us on our Introduction to Sandplay course on 9/10th February 2019 in Ealing – click here to find out more and book

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The Present of Presence

The Present of Presence

I have been away on a meditation retreat for the last few days, so today the world feels very loud. It’s a funny thing stepping out of the day-to-day world.  When I first arrived at the retreat, my mind was buzzing with the hundreds of things I could/should/ would be doing if I wasn’t there.…

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Jill Carter

An Introduction to Jill Carter Training

Welcome to my first podcast. Listen to this to hear a bit about what we do. If you are interested in our courses have a look at www.jillcarter.training.co.uk. There is an introduction to sandplay now booking for 9/10 February 2019 in Ealing, London – find out more here. There will be a weekly podcast here so stay…

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Five Ways that Sandplay Works

Five Ways that Sandplay Works

It doesn’t rely on words If you have ever asked a child how his/her day was at school or asked a teenager how they are feeling, you will already know that words have limits! Sandplay is a great way of helping someone to express himself or herself without having to talk to you. You don’t…

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Boost Your Wellbeing With Creativity

6 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing With Creativity

As a busy therapists or counsellors, we spend a lot of time dealing with other people’s problems. While we’re trained to protect ourselves through boundaries, some client work is very emotionally draining. This is as true in sandplay therapy and creative trauma work as it is in talking therapy. This can have a negative impact…

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remebrance day trauma and ptsd

Remembrance Day – Reflections on 100 Years of Trauma

As we mark the centenary since the end of World War One, we pause to remember the 16 million people who died in the conflict. I am also thinking of the 37 million worldwide who were wounded and the thousands of British soldiers who returned from the Front with what was termed ‘shell shock’.  Many returners…

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Vulnerability as Strength

I am reading Brené Brown’s new book “Dare to Lead”, which is all about the importance of owning our vulnerability in business. It’s left me thinking about the role that vulnerability plays in counselling, sandplay and creative arts therapy. I’m also wondering how often we are told by supervisors and teachers (consciously or unconsciously) that…

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Sandplay - Bringing the Dead Back to Life

Sandplay – Bringing the Dead Back to Life

This week is Halloween, but it’s also All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead. Traditionally this is a time to let all our ghouls and ghosts and skeletons out, celebrate them (and give them sweets) and lay them to rest. I have a lot of ghouls, ghosts, skeletons and coffins in my sandplay…

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The Tell-Tale Signs of Burnout

Whether you’re a counsellor, teacher, or therapist, you’ve dedicated your life to looking after others. While this can be extremely rewarding, it can also be very stressful and emotionally draining. Too much stress can have serious consequences on your health, such as burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by…

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So what IS integrative sandplay anyway?

If you are interested in sandplay therapy training, you have probably looked at a number of different courses and seen sandplay described as Jungian in most places and integrative in a few. What’s the difference? Sandplay sprang up organically when therapists working in London in the early twentieth century began to notice their young clients…

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getting out of my own way

Getting Out of My Own Way

In my nine years teaching integrative sandplay and art courses, I have experienced many people (including myself) meeting their traumatised parts for the first time in a sandtray. There in that little wooden box are the lost parts that call out to us in our dreams and in our acting out, in all their three…

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