ONE-DAY TRAININGS IN REDCLIFFE / BRISBANE
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detailed flyers and Registration Forms
Morning and afternoon refreshments provided. BYO
TRAINING: Monday 19 June, 2023 9am -
Expressive Therapies in Trauma Recovery with Young Clients
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
trauma-informed care; expressive activities for young clients; use of
therapeutic writing; use of miniatures (Symbol Work); role-play for a stronger
self; use of relaxation; matching treatment to types of trauma victims; the
evidence base for using client-centred, activities-based approaches.
VENUE: 137 Sutton St., Redcliffe. Trainer Dr Mark Pearson. Fee: $265. For further
details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492
713 or email: email@example.com
Thursday 17 August, 2023 9am - 4.30pm $265
Introduction to Symbol Work
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-focused
processes, and with somatic awareness.
VENUE: 137 Sutton St., Redcliffe. Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 17 August, 2023. Fee: $265. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 August, 2023 9am - 4.30pm
Metaphor & Movement in Counselling
arts support for clients of all ages
Music can help us access personal metaphors associated with both implicit
and explicit aspects of the psyche. The creative arts have been identified as
one way to increase emotional intelligence. In this highly experiential one-day
program, you will explore multiple ways to support clients of all ages to
interact with music to foster deeper self-awareness and enhance emotional
We will explore responding to recorded music through visual arts,
movement and selections of miniatures. You will also explore rhythmic and movement-based strategies that
integrate body awareness and spontaneity, to support client wellbeing,
reflection, communication and relaxation. Other activities include: guided
imagery through music, emotional memory responses to music, and using rhythms
for emotion processing. The skills of selecting music suitable for therapy will
music and music-making have been used as central elements in ET to support
times of self-reflection, inner connection, as well as for emotional
activation, emotional release, for relaxation, creative expression and
celebration. Once aware of your
own responses to music and its effect on your mood, motivation and energy, you
will better understand how a client might receive sounds.
VENUE: 137 Sutton St., Redcliffe. Trainer Dr Mark Pearson, 18 August, 2023. Fee: $265. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: email@example.com
Friday 13 October, 2023
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.
VENUE: 137 Sutton St., Redcliffe. Trainer Dr Mark Pearson. Fee: $265. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 16 February, 2024
Finding Freedom from the Inner Critic
This highly practical training offers creative arts-based and self-reflective approaches for identifying and disempowering automatic negative thoughts critical of the self. The Expressive Therapy tools of visual art, symbol work, self-discovery worksheets, emotion-focused role-play and dialoguing with parts, will be introduced. Along with mindfulness and self-compassion practice, we will explore understanding of, and separation from, self-criticism. This day for therapy professionals, while focused on supporting adult clients, provides much that can also be applied with younger clients.
VENUE: 137 Sutton St., Redcliffe. Trainer Dr Mark Pearson. Fee: $275. For further details please refer to flyer, and for the Registration Form call Mark 0419 492 713 or email: email@example.com
2024 Dates to be announced
Working Through Anger and Frustration
Expressive Therapies with Young Clients
This highly experiential introductory day will model practical ways of dealing with anger, frustration, and the disruptive acting-out of children and adolescents. Expressive Therapy tools such as drawing, bioenergetics, emotion-focused activities and relaxation will be introduced. As well as presenting the framework and principles of Expressive Therapies, there will be a focus on understanding symbolic expression of anger, bringing closure after expressive work and supporting cognitive and somatic integration.
These approaches have been developed from emotion-focused and psychodynamic theory, and use creative arts approaches to support young clients to resolve underlying emotional issues impacting negatively on behaviour and cognition.
2024 dates to be announced
Introduction to Expressive Therapies
Creative Arts-based Approaches to Counselling with Children
This highly experiential training day will provide an overview of Expressive Therapies and introduce the main modalities. It will give practical assistance in using some of the methods with children and adolescents. The day will focus on helping clients contact, recognise, release and communicate about the feelings that may be impacting on behaviour, relating and learning. Expressive Therapies provide support for young clients affected by grief and loss; those at risk of depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and developing behavioural difficulties. There will be new ways to use drawing, writing, self-discovery worksheets, role-play, self-awareness, bioenergetics and emotional release processes.
Not currently scheduled
Enhancing Self-Care & Interpersonal Effectiveness
Expressive Therapies & Mindfulness Approaches for Therapists
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 increasing time with nature.
Not currently scheduled
Spirituality & Transpersonal Awareness in Counselling
Enhancing Client Communication through Expressive Therapies
Help your clients accept, value and communicate their existential questions and spiritual quest. This highly experiential workshop includes practical ways of supporting your spiritual self-exploration as a therapist and your therapeutic work with adult clients. There will be discussion on the relationship between religion and spirituality, and how an individual search for meaning can contribute to wellbeing.
The Expressive Therapies of using writing and art for self-reflection, symbol work, visualisation, and mindfulness will be explored. Along with some of the core concepts and history of Transpersonal Psychotherapy, there will be some practical ways of introducing meditative practice. The evidence-base for including spirituality in counselling will be reviewed.
Not currently scheduled
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