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Introduction to Neuro-dramatic Play

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NEURO-DRAMATIC PLAY: INTRODUCTORY COURSE

10.30AM – 4PM.

REGISTRATION: 10AM.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and understand how Neuro-Dramatic Play (NDP) works and is used to help people of all age groups with attachment and developmental issues to heal playfully.

NPD is a ground-breaking, evidence-based model that focuses on early play and attachment development six months before and six months after birth. NDP highlights how intrinsic sensory, rhythmic and dramatic play are to the development of healthy attachments between mother/primary care-giver and child.

This is an accreditation course for professionals and students aged 18+. There is an increasing expectation for professionals to undertake Continuing Professional Development regardless of industry sector, career level, job role and responsibilities. The CPD Certification Service helps organisations such as The AoC formalise knowledge into a structured and recognised approach to meet those expectations.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. CPD Certification Service.

CPD is for professionals to show that they are continuing to develop and learn along their career journeys, by maintaining their skills, working safely, updating their knowledge and also working effectively, ethically and legally.

This exciting one day course is for early years staff, teaching staff, primary school staff, midwives, nursery staff, children social workers, senior social workers, children support workers, counsellors, therapists, and all other health professionals who work directly or indirectly with mothers, expectant mothers, primary care givers of young children or babies from 0 to 7 years, to help professionals understand, explore and experience the power of the five senses and how it immediately triggers reassurance, sense of belonging, trust, resilience, healthy playful and dramatic interactions between care giver and child and ultimately supports effective child and human growth and development.

Young children and babies interact from very early with their world and if this playful interaction is not reciprocated or halted at any point in their developmental journey, potential serious and long lasting complications regarding attachment and bonding may begin to occur in later life. This course will show you by using a range of NDP playful exercises, myth stories and dramatic play how to work effectively with babies, young children and their parents/primary care givers.

You will also be encouraged to play together with other participants and experience first-hand some of the techniques used in NDP. This course will also assist you, as a professional or volunteer who works with young children and babies effective ways in which to explore in a safe and exploratory way how to use some of these exciting techniques.

On this course you will learn to:


  • Understand the core principles behind Neuro-Dramatic Play

  • Experience a brief overview of the brain and how it affects child development

  • Understand the three stages of NDP and their meaning

  • Explore the importance of play using case studies

  • Experience a range of NDP techniques and exercises

  • Be shown a potential career pathway towards working as a NDP Practitioner.


The course will also give you a brief overview of theory and other models that support NDP and up-to-date research findings on the subject, an overview of the effect of the brain upon emotions and case studies. There will be plenty of time for group discussions, reflections, Q and A’s and practical demos of dramatic and playful strategies which you will have lots of opportunity in which to practise and experience.

Our hope is that all participants will leave this course feeling much more confident with what is NDP, and how and why it may be applied when working therapeutically with care givers, expectant mothers and their pre-born, new mothers and new-born or young children up to age seven years.

You will, literally, be getting your hands dirty as you explore personal and emotional difficulties such as trauma, bullying, anxiety, and stress. Please bring your own small towel or wet wipes suitable for your skin.

At the end of the course, and satisfactory completion - you will receive a certificate of attendance and receive CPD points. We provide most materials, handouts, refreshments and a tasty light lunch is included. Please let us know of any dietary or disability requirements/needs at least one week prior to the start date of this course by emailing our friendly administrator - Ben Franklin at: support@theaoc.org.uk

Course places will be allocated on first come first served basis so please do not delay in booking early to avoid any disappointment. Otherwise we are happy to place you on our waiting list until we are able to facilitate a repeat course in the near future.

This course is free as it is funded by The Big Lottery.

The course is facilitated by an international NDP trainer of which there are currently only a handful with over twenty years’ experience working with young children and care givers nationally and internationally.



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