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Developing a Creative Reflective Practice

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Socrates said that “the unexamined life is not worth living”, and reflection is rightly thought to be a key ingredient in ethical practice for anyone working in the ‘helping professions’ (counselling and psychotherapy, social work, ministry, health care, etc.). We reflect on the past, in the present, for the sake of the future, so that we can offer the very best of ourselves to the people we serve. But what do we actually mean by reflection, and what kinds of factors support or inhibit effective reflective practice? What does reflection add to our lives, and how can we cultivate a creative reflective practice that fits our own particular needs?

This workshop is for anyone who values reflection as part of their on-going personal or professional development. We will consider a range of approaches to reflection, and explore creative ways of developing our own reflective practice. The workshop will include hands-on, experiential opportunities to use creative action methods (such as imagery, music, and story-telling) as ways of learning from experience to inform our approach to the future.

About the Presenter
Sarah Haywood worked as a research psychologist for 10 years before training as an Art Psychotherapist at Queen Margaret University (where Art Therapy is mainly taught from a psychodynamic perspective). For the past seven years Sarah has worked with children and young people in school-based counselling services. She recently completed a diploma in ‘Cross-Professional Creative Supervision and Reflective Practice’ and is in private practice as a supervisor.

Sarah has facilitated adult education and training in a variety of settings: for university students, for colleagues in the world of counselling and psychotherapy, and for volunteers from all walks of life wanting to develop their communication skills, through Samaritans. She is a regular contributor to the BACP’s Children and Young People journal.

Aims of the Event
To support participants in thinking about what ‘reflection’ means for them, both professionally and personally;
To consider some of the theory underlying reflective practice;
To introduce creative action methods (such as imagery, music and rhythm, story-telling, movement) as ways of supporting reflection;
To explore opportunities and supports for creative reflection in different areas of our professional and personal lives, including any supervision we receive through our work.

Who is it for?
Anyone in the ‘helping professions’, including counselling and psychotherapy, social work, health care, teaching, ministry and youth work. The workshop may also be of interest to people who do not currently work in those fields but who value reflection as a key part of their personal or professional development. Early-career practitioners and those still in training would be welcome.

Registration, housekeeping, contracting and introductions
What do we mean by reflection?
My life (so far) as a reflective practitioner
Using creativity to support reflective practice
Creative reflection in groups and teams
Roots, fruits and shoots – Opportunities and resources for developing a creative reflective practice

Early Bird £75, £85 after 8 July 2018 - Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.
Refreshments, snacks, handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.
Note – lunch is not included.

How do I register?
Online above through Eventbrite. Please note that there is an admin charge made by Eventbrite for this as indicated above under ‘Cost’.

Or by BACS, Cheque or Invoice by emailing audrey@greenwoodevents.co.uk.

Minimum and Maximum numbers: Min 8 – Max 20 Please note that these workshops are subject to cancellation if we do not reach the minimum numbers required to make them viable.

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Would you like to present at a seminar or workshop?
Can you recommend a speaker?
Do you have a topic you would like to hear about?
Then email audrey@greenwoodevents.co.uk.

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