The Healing Power of Imagination in Impossible Situations: Working with Loss, Grief and Trauma with Creative Methods

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Date(s) - Saturday 20th June, 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Coast Centre

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Saturday 20th June 2020

Speakers / Trainers: Professor Mooli Lahad 

Venue: The Auditorium, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee:

  • Early bird £110 (before 23rd May 2020; £125 thereafter)
  • There are a limited number of *Bring-A-Friend* discounted places – buy 2 tickets for this event for just £180 (£90 each), instead of the normal price for 2 tickets of £220. Unfortunately, all the *Bring-A-Friend* tickets are now sold out.
  • There are a limited number of places at a 20% discount for student counsellors or psychotherapists and newly qualified therapists (2019 or later graduation). Please email BTP for details. Proof of status will be required.
  • All delegate places include ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate.

This one day workshop will be an opportunity to explore the power of playfulness and imagination as healing powers of the mind. We will focus on the use of metaphors, therapeutic-cards, images, music & movement. We will learn how using some or all of these methods can help those clients who have experienced trauma or are going through very difficult times by engaging the creative centres of the brain and mind to aid healing.

Very few studies have fully explored the right hemisphere of the brain as a source of healing. The right hemisphere has so often been discarded as the “non-logical” part of our mind. While our imagination can be a source for pain, stress, and anxiety, it is also a very neglected healing tool that has been used throughout human history as a means to ease trauma, and which is now used extensively as a therapeutic tool with children. In this workshop we will explore what creative tools can be harnessed for use in therapy with adults who have experienced trauma, grief or loss.

We will re-embrace George Bernard Shaw’s statement that “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” or we will reiterate homeopathy by saying: If Imagination is the cause of pain Imagination should be the cure, using the concept of “same cures same”.

The day will be composed of a lecture and many hands-on methods to take home.


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird - Trauma/Imagination
Until 23/5/20

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