Somatic Focussed, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration
This highly experiential course offers training in emotionally expressive methods and Inner-Life Skills that promote emotional integration, self-awareness, self-esteem and resilience in children and adolescents. Expressive Therapies (ET) methods are used with children from 6 to 19 years. Research and supervision reports indicate that ET provides substantial long-term benefits such as an increase in resilience, selfmotivation, increased attention span, less aggressive behaviour and a better sense of self.
The wide range of, often playful, activities ensure that both clients and counsellors have increased motivation to participate. The course provides a large number of new skills that enhance the creativity of counsellors, and provide a means of making deep contact with clients. Imagine you and your clients enjoying the counselling process, quickly forming empathic bonds, and working through challenges with ease.
Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over eighty years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety. With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been shown to be effective with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices.
This course provides a thorough training, with extensive practical experience and supervision in the Expressive Therapies approach to Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work. The method of Sandplay that will be introduced was developed by Dora Kalff in the late 1950s, based on Dr Margaret Lowenfeld’s play therapy and Jung’s Analytic Psychology. Sandplay is now taught and practised around the world, supported by the International Society for Sandplay Therapy.