Themes for Seminars and Talks - for Therapists, Counsellors, Kindergarten & Primary Teachers, Child Care Workers and Parents

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Therapeutic Storytelling: Addressing Challenging Behaviour and Challenging Situations through the Medium of Story (Introductory Seminar)

In this one and a half day seminar, examples, ideas and techniques for writing healing (‘medicinal’) stories are shared and the therapeutic use of metaphor explored. With the support of a story-making framework, the participants are guided to create their own stories addressing a range of challenging behaviours and challenging situations with children, teens and adults.  The minimum time-frame for this seminar is 10 hours – an evening session of 2.5 hours followed by a full day 9.00 to 4.30 - it can also be stretched over two days (9 - 4 each day - the two day time-frame allowing extra sessions for artistic exploration of story writing, as well as time to experience the therapeutic value of writing stories for oneself. (Note: If full translation is required, then allow 2.5 to 3 days for this seminar.)

Therapeutic Storytelling: Stories Know the Way (Advanced Seminar)

For participants who have attended my introductory TS workshop and/or who have read Sections 1 and 2 of my book 'Healing Stories' or Section A of my book 'Therapeutic Storytelling'

In this one day seminar, ‘What is Imagination’ and ‘Why do stories know the way’ (or why do stories help find the way) is explored in greater depth. There is time allowed for questions and the sharing of ideas/stories created since the previous workshop, as well as time for some new metaphor and story-making exercises. The use of healing stories for community and national challenging situations is addressed. The preferred timing for this seminar is 8 hours – 9.00 to 5.00.  (Note: If full translation is required, then allow 2 days for this seminar.)

More Themes: Talks & Workshops

The Healing Power of Story Language: An Introduction to the Use of Therapeutic Storytelling (for a range of ages and situations - 1.5 - 2.5 hrs)

Every Day Magic: Using Metaphor and Story with Children (1.5 - 2.5 hrs)