Relational and Embodied Therapeutic Workshops
Harnessing the Imagination and therapeutic stories
Workshop for Women of Colour
‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you', Maya Angelou.
This is a bespoke workshop inspired by the traditions of oral storytelling and integrates 18 years of working as an applied drama tutor, forum theatre director combined with my work as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
Stories are central to our human existence.
This workshop explores both helpful and harmful narratives that impact on how we relate with others. Group work and arts psychotherapy is included to offer you choices in letting go of harmful narratives and the use of the imagination to connect to historical and forgotten narratives to enact change. Guidance and psycho education on regulating the body will be integrated throughout the workshop.
Integrating race theories into the academic curriculum - restoring and re-membering
Sharpe (2016, p. 13-14) defines ‘The Wake’, ‘to be in the wake is to occupy and to be occupied by the continuous and changing present of slavery’s as yet unresolved unfolding.’
This workshop explores historical perspectives and the development of the social construct of 'race', inviting participants to consider how traces of the past still exist in the present, noting practices of exclusion for people of colour. The workshop advocates for resistance to rupture this ancient narrative. This workshop is held at the Institute for Arts In Therapy and Education.
Working with eating disorders
Using research to inform thinking, working with the arts and embodiment
These one day and weekend workshops commenced in 2017 at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, Anglia Ruskin University and The Minster Centre and are based on my experience as a clinician within the NHS and in private practice.
These workshops are for Masters psychotherapy training's and can be adapted for therapists and psychologists who work with clients who struggle with eating disorders and are looking for a relational, embodied and creative approach.
In addition to training with eating disorders I co-facilitate a trauma and practical skills based workshop at The Minster Centre.
Exploring emotional and physical health
Understanding the relationship of the critical and compassionate voice
Workshop for adults or for educational organisations who want to promote good mental health for young people.
This workshop explores the impact of a critical voice and how this relates to our self- esteem and the power dynamics in our relationships. You will explore the possibilities of cultivating a compassionate stance to dialogue with your critical voice while using gentle body exercises as a tool to support you.
Please contact me to request details and price or email me at email@example.com.
I work collaboratively with organisations to identify the specific needs of the group.
Bespoke workshop clients include: MIND, Young Minds, Time Bank, various Psychiatric and Forensic units, Educational organisations, primary, secondary and SEN, IATE and Anglia Ruskin University.
I am currently setting up a book club reading black feminist literature. Please do make contact if you wish to join.