If you work with people, you should not miss this event.
Sticks & Stones is a black box inspired theatre written & produced by UCDM, it
uses modern dance and music throughout the play. This encourages the audience to disconnect their rational cognitive side and process the strong scenes on a deeper level. The audience will gain a deeper understanding of how emotional abuse occurs and its unfathomable impact on the sufferer.
The play is based on several true stories and has come together as a fictional story that portrays a severe case of emotional, (verbal) and physical abuse by a mother. This is significant since most cases deal with a male abuser; however, present research shows that a lot of females are the main perpetrator of emotional abuse in families.
Teachers, teaching aids counsellors, social workers, alumni, students or anyone who is interested in learning about the impact of Emotional Abuse should attend. Emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
There will be a question and answer session following the play facilitated by Professor Liz Kelly who is a Professor of Sexualised Violence at London Metropolitan University, where she is also Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU). She has been active in the field of violence against women and children for almost 30 years.
Liz will be joined by Lucia Hall MSc, MBACP, EMDR-UK, UKPTS who is an experienced psychotherapist, lecturer, trainer, communication coach, supervisor and clinical hypnotherapist. Lucia is also a traumatologist who works with all types of abuse.
Kjerstin Hansen Eye, is a clinical psychologist from the University of Oslo. She works in Levanger municipal with families who have children aged 0-6 years. She works directly with the parents and the children, emphasising on strengthening the network around the child to bring about change. Her post includes collaborating with kindergartens, public health nurses and judicial system to increase knowledge of all types of abuse.
Dr Elizabeth Charman Interim Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will chair the panel.
Book your place now, tickets are limited.
Refeshments will be available for sale.
Please note anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The NSPCC states:
Emotional abuse, divorce, substance abuse, attachment issues will be discussed during the Q & A. this will not be a counselling supervision session so please make your questions generic to all attending.
Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
Please note that this production is also showing in Woodley, Near Reading on Sunday 29th March. Please book here
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