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Module 1: Creative Counselling Interventions – Grounding & Stabilisation
In this first module we explore Creative Counselling and what it means to be creative. We also explore Tanja Sharpe’s “Create Circle” approach and other useful theories and approaches to support your creative counselling practice. Panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and sleep paralysis are just some of the issues clients bring into the counselling room. In this module we explore a variety of creative grounding tools and interventions. These support and empower clients inside and outside the therapy room. Grounding supports us as counsellors to hold the client safely, therefore reducing the potential for vicarious trauma and burnout
Module 2: Creative Counselling Interventions – Trauma
Trauma presents in many ways within the counselling room and in this module we will explore how we can support clients when words alone are not enough. We will explore the central nervous system and fight, flight or freeze from a creative approach. We will look at the different types of trauma that clients may present with and explore creative interventions and tools to support them to express themselves including:
Module 3: Creative Counselling Interventions – Symbols & Metaphor
The nurturing mother. The fiery & protective dragon. The wise old owl. The healing angel. The entertaining joker.
We use symbols everyday without recognising it. We are creatures of metaphor and this can be very helpful when supporting clients to explore their own perceptions, beliefs, experiences, relationships and emotions. Symbolism is one of the pillars of creative counselling and it helps us to see things from a clients perspective. In this training we will explore how to safely work with symbols, empowering our clients while nurturing autonomy.
In this CPD, we will explore:
Module 4: Creative Counselling Interventions -Fairytales, Stories & Characters
n this CPD we will take a journey “down the rabbit hole” and explore different ways that we can support clients to express their story. Can you sometimes relate to feeling like Alice, stuck in a strange and overwhelming world? Or frustrated like Sebastian the crab felt, when no one paid any attention to him? Imagine what it might feel like if you could jump on a magic carpet and go anywhere? Where would you go, who or what would you leave behind and who or what would you take with you? In this CPD, we will explore:
Module 5: Creative Counselling Interventions – Cards, Photos & Images
Images capture life. They capture a moment in time. They capture thoughts, feelings and emotions. In counselling we can help clients to explore their own story through photography and images. Helping clients to process their grief, love, fear, anger, hopes, dreams and goals through imagery. This offers us a way of holding space, when words alone are not enough . Imagery works on many different levels within the brain and the body. In this CPD module, we invite you to take a visual and creative journey with us, while we explore:
Module 6: Creative Counselling Interventions – Art & Colour
From cavemen to colour festivals! Art and colour has always featured in our lives. The therapeutic use of art can be more powerful as a communicator than our words and can often act as the bridge between the conscious and unconscious. “I stopped and looked at the mess that I had created on the paper. Then my heart started to race & I stopped breathing! Right there in the middle of the blue blob, I saw the face of my late father staring back at me. His smiling, caring and loving face. I was overwhelmed with joy!” TA
In this CPD, we will explore:
Module 7: Creative Counselling Interventions – Clay
Some of the earliest symbols found to date were created from clay. From clay pots, to small dolls to intricate tokens. Clay has always been a part of our lives.
Clay is a natural and sensory based therapeutic tool which enables clients to shape their stories, feelings, emotions and experiences into symbols. Because of the sensory nature of clay it can also be a wonderfully grounding tool. Many counsellors work with clay in the counselling room and it can also be a nurturing way to support own self-care. In this CPD, we will explore:
Module 8: Creative Counselling Interventions – Sand
“Counsellors are lighthouses, guiding others safely to shore”
Working in the sand offers us a powerful way of helping clients to express their inner story with symbols. It offers us an anchoring & grounding tool as well as a multi-sensory experience which naturally incorporates Mind, Body & Feelings. This also offers us a way as counsellors to self-care, while releasing any trapped thoughts and emotions we may be holding on to. Join us on this sand adventure:
Module 9: Creative Counselling – Nesting Dolls (This is offered as an on demand self study course + included within the full pathway price)
Both Japan and Russia claim to have invented Nesting dolls and a story that stands out to us is the one of “Fukurama”. A Japanese doll was found in 1896 at an exhibition of Japanese craftsmanship. It was said to have represented the story of a Buddhist called “Fukuruma”. The dolls waistline could be separated in two parts and inside were photos of the man as a young boy, sharing his younger self. Now many years later, Nesting Dolls have become a popular therapeutic tool to enable clients to explore parts of self, relationships, Inner Child work, family dynamics & many other topics. We shared these within our first ever Creative Counsellors Conference in 2017 and they have grown in popularity.
In this CPD, we will explore:
8 DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING DATES FOR 2023 (£599.99)
"What a wonderful experience to meet like-minded positive individuals who have a wealth of experience. What I shared and took away was invaluable from the opportunity to network with others within the field of counselling and therapies with their individual specialties to the selection and opportunity to buy specific creative products. Thank you CCA!" Caroline Peacock MBACP
Play & Creative Arts Therapist - School Based