Imagery and Creativity in the Therapy Room with David Forrest
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About The Event
The use of creative mediums may be useful to lessen the intensity of the relational process that is sometimes experienced by the client. Where the work with the client appears to be at a stalemate, where no figure seems to emerge for the client then the use of creative distractions may lead to a shift in the client.
This is just one use of creative mediums in the therapy room.
In this workshop we will consider creative activities that will both challenge and nurture a shift in the client's awareness of self.
Everyone has particular ways to describe what they are experiencing. These particular ways may be amazingly rich, creative and imagery full, or, perhaps, dull and lacking stimulation or interest. Wherever the client is along this spectrum the opportunity exists to stimulate a fresh approach in meaning giving and making. This opportunity is about exploring differently; to offer a difference in the therapeutic relationship that allows the client to gain fresh insight, fresh awareness of their experiences.
The expression of our thoughts and feelings is never only verbal. We express through our body and through our movements.
An integrated observation of what is seen, said, heard, noticed etc. provides us with extensive information of a situation. Often, at some point, this is verbalised. Sharing a common language provides for the verbal communication of our experiences. In this communication, we also share common sights, sounds, smells etc. Our verbal expressions mostly evoke imagery and we integrate this into our verbal expressions. We creatively express.
This workshop focuses on the clinician, supporting further discovery of you as a therapist. This will be through the use of imagery, which will translate into the therapy room, and through the use of creative work involving materials that will allow you to express.
Who is this for: Therapists and trainees wishing to raise their own awareness and wishing to experiment with creative materials
This workshop will be facilitated by David Forrest