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Creative Self-Care for Therapists and Counsellors
Sat 17 June 2017, 10:30 – 16:00 BST
As a psychotherapist or counsellor, you're brilliant at giving out care, attention and time, and putting other people's needs first - but what about your own needs? Have you been juggling too many balls and ignoring your own self-care? Perhaps a part of you knows you can’t keep going on this way. You need some nourishing, restorative 'me-time'!
Join me and a small group of other warm-hearted, thoughtful therapists on a rich, peaceful day brimming with exploration and enjoyment. We're going to purposefully create a space where you can begin to reconnect with your creativity and nourish your sense of self.
This self-care workshop is for you if:
- You know that recently your self-care hasn't been optimal, and you want to change that
- You'd love to kick-start a new, more creative phase in your life
- You want to treat yourself to a refreshing day of connection, reflection and self-discovery
What to expect
This will be a warm, private and quietly welcoming workshop. We'll be using art materials, and accessing our imagination through relaxation techniques and creative visualisation. There'll be a carefully planned balance between
- solo activities in which you'll work uninterrupted so that you can get absorbed in your own unique meaningful process; and
- periods of discussion (sometimes in pairs, sometimes with the group). You will not be expected to share anything that you'd rather keep private.
You can expect to leave the workshop with:
- A clearer idea of what you need in terms of self-care, and how to give it to yourself
- Some artwork that you have made which has personal meaning for you
- The knowledge that you have given yourself the precious gift of time and attention
It really doesn't matter if you haven't used art materials since you were at school. The important thing is that you are open to having a go!
I will be working to create an atmosphere in which you feel safe to connect with your creative side, and there will be an emphasis on curiosity, openness and acceptance (you can breathe easy and let go of memories of cruel art teachers from your past: we won't be judging or criticising people's creations!)
Teas, coffees and biscuits provided. (Please bring your own lunch)
Important: If you require disabled access, please contact the organiser to discuss your needs before you book tickets.