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Therapy as Play. Resourcing practitioners to work in turbulent times

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Re-conceptualising therapy as play, offers the possibility of relaxing and being lighter with the demands of our role.

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Is our work as counsellors and psychotherapist about to become more complex and demanding? It’s unknown how the turbulence from COVID-19, and approaching economic depression, the climate crisis etc will impact ourselves, our client’s, and our culture.

This webinar seeks to resource practitioners in their work; specifically exploring how we might relax into our demanding role.

Play is fundamental to our development as babies and children. This workshop will explore the idea that it is also fundamental to the therapeutic process. The interaction between therapist and client is a way of creating and exploring reality. Through play we try on and experiment with different aspects and parts of ourselves. Through play the paradox that therapy is both real and pretend can be held.

Re-conceptualising therapy as play, offers the possibility of relaxing and being lighter with the demands of our role. It also gives us theoretical ground to support more-than-rational and non-expert approaches.

On this experiential workshop we will explore ways that you may currently play in your work and ways to develop and expand playing as a resource. Getting curious about the play of words, sensations, movements, images, fantasies and contact.

My experience as an Embodied-Relational Therapist, supervisor and trainer is that it is possible to enjoy our work, to feel creative and to play. I hope that you will join me.

Maximum participants 20, minimum booking donation £15.

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