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A Gestalt Creative Arts Approach to Working with Children

  • Ealing Quaker Meeting House 17 Woodville Road London, England, W5 2SE United Kingdom (map)

This ‘hands on’ arts cpd workshop caters for counsellors, psychotherapists and other professionals working with children. Incorporating an arts approach in child therapy offers an 'experience near' vehicle for aware self-expression that aids exploration of conflicts and enhances wellbeing. The course draws inspiration from the projective arts approach of pioneering Gestalt psychotherapist Dr. Violet Oaklander, renowned author of 'Windows to our Children'. It will also interest those wishing to explore their own relationship with creativity. The group will explore many of the following modalities: drawing, clay, sand tray, music making, haiku, puppetry and improvisational games. Course content includes theory and skills practice, ‘live’ demonstrations ,practicum and discussion.