“As Creative Counsellors® we provide space for our clients to express their story and their emotions in a whole body way. By blending creative interventions into our core models, we aim to meet the client where they are at and deepen the relationship, often working with a clients own interests and passions such as writing, art, poetry, doodling & photography”
Enrolling in this 2021 package offers you;
Module 1: Introduction to Creative Counselling and Grounding Tools
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: Working Creatively in the Outdoors with Eco-therapy & Walk & Talk Counselling
Walk & Talk Counselling & Ecotherapy options are growing in popularity as we see more and more counsellors exploring what it is like to meet clients in the outdoors. Recently we created a designated Creative Counsellors® Facebook group, where members have been sharing their inspiring stories of working in the outdoors and the incredible benefits that this can offer. Working in nature offers us so many beautiful creative and healing benefits and in this online training module, we will explore:
Module 3: Working Creatively with Symbols
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: Working Creatively with 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: Working Creatively with 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: Working Creatively with 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: Working Creatively with 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: Working Creatively in the 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: Working Creatively with Nesting Dolls
oth 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:
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"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