Maroochy River 


Certificate in Expressive Therapies with Children & Adolescents

Somatic Focussed, Creative Counselling for Emotional Integration

Trainer: Dr Helen Wilson

Course Created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson

Recognised by the Australian Counselling Association for professional development points

$795 per 3-day training workshop

Course is 15 days = five x 3-day workshops

WORKSHOP ONE: Supporting Emotional Expression - Art, Music & Movement  22 - 24 August, 2019

WORKSHOP TWO: Exploring Family Issues, Processing Strong Emotions  

10 - 12 October, 2019

WO22KSHOP THREE: Symbol Work, Group Work & Transforming Trauma  

5 - 7 December, 2019

WORKSHOP FOUR: Balancing Emotional, Cognitive & Somatic Processes  

27 - 29 February, 2020

WORKSHOP FIVE: Inner-Life Skills for Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem   

26 - 28 March, 2020

NEW COURSE: Sunshine Coast 24 - 26 October, 2019

New Perspectives on Sandplay Therapy Practice

An advanced 3-day training with Dr. Helen Wilson


Eligibility for participation: Completion of the Institute’s Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work


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.

Fee: $825

For details contact Helen:


Olomouc, Czech Republic:  16 - 18 June, 2019

Adelaide:  early 2020


NEW INTAKE:   Starts 19 September, 2019

Certificate in Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work

- with children, adolescents & adults

Trainer: Dr Helen Wilson

Recognised by the Australian Counselling Association and various PACFA member associations, for PD points.

The course is 12 days, made up of four 3-day training workshops, spread over 5 months

WORKSHOP ONE:  Foundation Skills - One:

19 - 21 September, 2019 - 3 days  

Introduction to Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work

- practical experience, history and theory

Overview of literature

Role-play techniques to support integration

Input on sandplay equipment

Contraindications for use of symbolic work and role-play

Illustrated case studies

WORKSHOP TWO:  Skills Two - From Theory to Practice  

21 - 23 November, 2019

WORKSHOP THREE: Symbolic Expression, Dreams & Research  

12 - 14 march 2020 - 3 days

WORKSHOP FOUR: Transpersonal Contexts, Supervision 

7 - 9 May, 2020

VENUE: Expressive Therapies Studio, Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast (12 minutes west of Coolum Beach)

FEES: $795 per 3-day training

For detailed flyers and Registration Forms phone Helen 0421 129 117 or email:

If you would like a registration form, or to be on our email up-date list, please let us know: 
Phone Helen: 0421 129 117  Thank you.

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