SUNSHINE COAST, Queensland
Maroochy River  

2021 - 2022

 

 ONE DAY: Friday 7 May, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Navigating Resilience Pathways

Expressive Therapies to build client strengths

The APA identifies ten basic pathways to build resilience. It is notable that all these pathways could be navigated more effectively with counselling support, and equate to some of the core aims and activities of strengths-based counsellors. This workshop presents the ways counsellors act as guides, models, teachers, collaborative strategists; and provide a caring therapeutic relationship from which clients’ resilience levels are bolstered.

Five central Expressive Therapies activities for counsellors to build client awareness of strengths and resilience will be introduced. Finding the most effective activities to suit each client is at the heart of pluralistic practice, and in conjunction with finding clients’ multiple intelligences strengths, can lead to enhanced resilience in the face of life’s challenges.

The five therapeutic activities explored in this program include:

Enhancing therapeutic connections through use of image and symbols

Supporting timeline life reviews

Helping clients find their natural intelligence strengths

Recognising, exploring and applying strengths

Gaining support through creative arts resources

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 7 May, 2021. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au

 

ONE DAY: Saturday 8 May, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Self-Care for Therapists

Expressive Therapies and Mindfulness Approaches

This program reviews the need for self-care to maintain optimal clinical effectiveness and avoid compassion fatigue and burnout. Topics covered will include: how to recognise signs of impending burn-out, and individual and organisational actions to reduce the risks.

A combination of organisational, mindfulness-based and creative arts responses to self-care will be explored, including increasing workload flexibility, simple and quick mindfulness time-out activities, use of reflective self-compassion journaling, visual arts, relaxation techniques and ways to increase time with nature.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 8 May, 2021. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au

 


ONE-DAY SUPERVISION GROUP & PROFESSIONAL RENEWAL:

Saturday 24 July, 2021   10am - 3.30pm   $150

Self-Compassion and Sandplay

This workshop will offer experiential opportunities to explore Sandplay Therapy and self-compassion in supervision. The research and practice experience of Kristin Neff (2003), Christopher Germer (2009) and Tim Desmond (2015) will inform our exploration of Sandplay Therapy in this supervisory workshop for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, guidance officers, and professionals working in counselling-related fields.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Helen Wilson, Saturday 24 July, 2021. Fee: $150.  For further details please request detailed flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 or email: turnaround2@bigpond.com

 


FOUR-WEEK EVENING ONLINE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

Starts Thursday 29 July, 2021   7pm - 9.30pm   10 hours  

$320 for all four online workshops

Creative Journaling for Personal Development

Gain new journal writing skills for personal development. Explore the practice and philosophy behind writing as a tool for self-discovery. Creative journal writing employs words and phrases, artwork, symbols, reflection and body awareness to open a new world of expression. There will be time to explore personal stories through process writing, free-flow activities and crafting completion summaries. These methods stimulate expression and form a new way to reflect on and gain insight for our lives.

Session 1:  Who am I?  The roles I play. Finding my writing voice    

Session 2:  Creating an autobiographical narrative

Session 3:  The voices of others in shaping our personal narrative

Session 4:  Expressive, creative writing for self-discovery

ONLINE: Facilitator Dr Helen Wilson. Session One: 24 July, 2021. Session Two: 5 August; Session Three: 12 August; Session Four: 19 August.  Fee: $320.  For further details please request detailed flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 or email: turnaround2@bigpond.com

 

ONE-DAY CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP:

Friday 17 September, 2021   10am - 3.30pm   $150

Generating Hope and Optimism in Sandplay Practice

This workshop offers experiential opportunities to explore professional refreshment and renewal using Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work. Our day will be to ‘travel’ through the existential quest for generating hope and optimism. The research and experience of hope as psychological strength will inform our exploration of the professional Self in this workshop.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Supervisor Dr Helen Wilson, Friday 17 September, 2021. Fee: $150.  For further details please request detailed flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 or email: turnaround2@bigpond.com



ONE DAY: Friday 24 September, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Expressive Therapies in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches

Creative arts for linking sensations, emotions, thoughts and actions

In this one-day experiential professional development workshop you will learn multiple creative arts-based and mindfulness ways to support clients’ self-awareness and discover how their sensations, emotions, thoughts and behaviours are linked. The focus will be on Expressive Therapies additions to the therapist’s toolkit, including therapeutic writing, use of art, use of miniatures and somatic focus. The multiple ways ET can support integrative CBT approaches will be discussed.

A number of worksheets created by the directors of ETA will be provided for: functional analysis, articulation of beliefs, problem solving and goal-setting. Relaxation activities as supports for anger management wil be explored.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 24 September, 2021. Fee: $245. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au

 

ONE DAY: Saturday 25 September, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Expressive Therapies with Troubled & Traumatised Young Clients

A practical workshop to introduce the methods and frameworks of Expressive Therapies, and provide hands-on experience, theory, some research and case stories of counselling distressed and traumatised young clients. There will be a focus on the care needed in supporting those with long-term emotional problems or who are affected by trauma, prolonged duress stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorders.

Some topics covered: trauma-informed care, expressive activities for young clients; use of therapeutic writing; use of miniatures (Symbol Work); role-play for a stronger sense of self, use of relaxation; matching treatment to types of trauma victims; the evidence base for using client-centred, activities-based approaches.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 25 September, 2021. Fee: $245. For further details please refer to flyer, and Registration Form. Call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au

 

THREE-DAY ADVANCED TRAINING:

8 - 10 October, 2021   9am - 5pm each day   $825

New Perspectives on Sandplay Therapy Practice

Advanced sandplay training

Trainer: Dr Helen Wilson

As well as professional renewal through self-work, and supervision, this program provides advanced understanding of the ways attachment theory and trauma-informed practice can be incorporated into therapeutic work with miniatures. We will review Kalff’s sandplay process in the light of recent neurobiology and neuroscience discoveries. We will explore how to enhance the quality of being with a client, through our own practice of mindfulness and self-compassion. While adapting practice in response to client needs through a pluralistic approach, we will focus on supporting hope and resilience across the therapeutic journey. Summaries of the supporting evidence base for contemporary sandplay practice will also be provided.

PREREQUISITE FOR PARTICIPATION: Completion of the Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Helen Wilson, 8 - 10 October, 2021. Fee: $825.  For further details please request the flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 Email: turnaround2@bigpond.com


Starts: 28 October, 2021   

Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work

With children, adolescents and adults

Trainer: Dr Helen Wilson

12 days, spread over four 3-day training workshops.

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 Therapy introduced was developed by Dora Kalff in the late 1950s, based on Dr Margaret Lowenfeld’s play therapy, Jung’s Analytic Psychology and mindfulness. Sandplay Therapy is now taught and practiced around the world, supported by an international society, and a fast-growing evidence base.

WORKSHOP ONE: Foundation Skills One  28 - 30 October, 2021

WORKSHOP TWO: Skills Two: From Theory to Practice  2 - 4 December, 2021

WORKSHOP THREE: Symbolic Expression, Trauma Care, and Sandplay Research  20 - 22 January, 2022

WORKSHOP FOUR: Transpersonal Contexts, Supervision  10 - 12 March, 2022

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Helen Wilson, Starts 28 - 30 October, 2021. Each 3-day workshop: $825.  For further details please request detailed flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 or email: turnaround2@bigpond.com


ONE DAY: Friday 12 November, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Introduction to Symbol Work

Catalysts for Therapeutic Conversations

A practical workshop using projective techniques developed in Australia over the last thirty years by mark and Helen, the founders of Expressive Therapies Australia. Learn to use a collection of miniatures to support clients to open up, symbolise their inner world, talk about self and resolve issues. Symbols can be used to increase communication, activate creativity, clarify cognition, process emotions and enhance problem-solving. In this innovative program you will gain confidence in using miniatures with art, with movement, with life narratives, with emotion-focussed processes, and with somatic awareness.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 12 November, 2021. Fee: $245. For further details please request the flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au

 

ONE DAY: Saturday 13 November, 2021  

9am - 4.30pm   $245

Introduction to Therapeutic & Expressive Writing

Reflection, metaphor and language in counselling adult clients

This introductory workshop draws on a range of current literature on the theory, evidence-base, principles and practice of writing for therapeutic purposes. Therapeutic writing within counselling incorporates reflection followed by expressing cognitive, emotional and somatic experiences, and has the potential to support psychological, emotional resolution, and contribute to physical wellbeing. A range of therapeutic skills and activities for harnessing creativity through language exploration with adult clients will be practiced. Therapeutic writing is an expressive therapy that can be safely incorporated into telehealth.

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Helen Wilson, Saturday 13 November, 2021.  Fee: $245.  For further details please request the flyer or call Helen 0421 129 117 E: turnaround2@bigpond.com

 

Starts: 25 NOVEMBER 2021  

Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents

Somatic and emotion focused, creative arts-based counselling

Trainer: Dr Mark Pearson

15 days, spread over five 3-day training workshops, over 8 months

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.

Modalities introduced: Emotion-focused Processes, Symbol Work, Bioenergetics, Art as Therapy, Music in Therapy, Expressive Writing, Body Focus, Visualisation, Role-Play, Relaxation and Meditation. There will be a focus on developing trust with young clients, encouraging their self-discovery, introducing emotional processing and integration activities.

WORKSHOP ONE: Supporting Emotional Expression: Art, Music and Movement  25 - 27 November, 2021

WORKSHOP TWO: Exploring Family Issues: Processing Strong Emotions  3 - 5 February, 2022

WORKSHOP THREE: Symbol Work, Group Work and Transforming Trauma  Dates to be announced

WORKSHOP FOUR: Balancing Emotional, Cognitive and Somatic Processes  Dates to be announced

WORKSHOP FIVE: Inner-Life Skills for Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem  Dates to be announced

SUNSHINE COAST, Maroochy River: Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, Starts 25 - 27 November, 2021. Each 3-day workshop: $845.  For further details please request the detailed flyer and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: info@expressivetherapies.com.au


For all programs morning and afternoon refreshments are provided. Participants bring their own lunch.

Venue: Our Expressive Therapies Studio at our home in Maroochy River,

about 10 minutes west of Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

 

If you would like a registration form, or to be on our email up-date list, please let us know:
info@expressivetherapies.com.au  

Phone Helen: 0421 129 117  or Mark: 0419 492 713
Thank you.



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