It’s difficult to stay across the ever-expanding world of trauma treatment and to work out how to use creative techniques in your day-to-day work. The aim of these new courses is to bring together creativity and trauma models as an integrative healing way of working with children, adolescent and adult clients. Creative play is also great in supervision and as a way of looking after ourselves as practitioners.
Suitable for – Therapists in the trauma field who are interested in using play in their work
Counsellors and psychotherapists wanting a creative and accessible way of working with trauma
We will work with trauma-informed sandplay®, art, meditation, music and movement to help our clients (and ourselves) be able to express the emotions, memories and experiences that our bodies hold onto until it is ‘safe’. We will be bringing together Jungian and transpersonal psychotherapeutic models, neuroscience, bodywork and systemic thinking, as well as introducing awareness of EFT and EMDR (which is a specialised separate training).
The courses are designed and taught by Jill Carter, who developed the concept of trauma-informed sandplay®. She is a UKCP psychotherapist and supervisor with 15 years experience of working with sandplay and art. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Treatment (which had very little creativity in it, hence developing these courses).
All our groups are small – never more than 10 people – and are a mixture of theory and experiential work. There is self and group process in these courses. All can be used for BACP and UKCP Continuing Personal Development (CPD). We adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework (2018).