This trauma therapy course builds on the theoretical models and practical skills taught on the Certificate . The key focus in the Diploma is on exploring the meaning of trauma in our lives. Jill Carter will therefore guide a small group using sandplay, art, breath, music, movement and poetry. On the Certificate course, you will have learnt effective, evidence-based expressive arts techniques to support people who have experienced trauma. During this Diploma course, we will extend those skills to take a broader overview. The group will use creativity in order to examine the role that trauma has played in our own lives, our clients’ lives and in society as a whole.
Through this gentle self-exploration through creativity, we will build a connection to what Winnicott called our True Self. Being at peace with our own traumatic experiences protects us from vicarious or secondary trauma. It also models to our clients that it is possible to live a healthy and boundaried life.