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Title: Introduction to Sandplay Therapy - 1 Day Workshop
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop: About the Workshop Sandplay Therapy is a play-based technique that is a valuable tool for counsellors looking for a nonverbal, less intrusive, and fun adjunct to the mainly cognitive and behavioural modalities of traditional “talking” therapies. It is a self-directed and expressive therapy, and suitable for use by adults and children alike from many client populations. It provides a multiple intelligences perspective, and has proved an effective aid in helping the processing, containment, and healing of emotional trauma – such as grief, anxiety, aggression, and even physical pain. Sandplay is a healing tool which opens the window into the psyche, accessing unconscious material and making it conscious by giving it form. Sandplay Therapy works by using real symbols from life (utilising small objects, pieces and figures) placed into a tray of sand to form a picture. The tray symbolises a protected space that is safe for expression; the sand is the place that land and water merge and represents a bridge between the conscious and the unconscious. The figurines or miniatures are symbolic of the world at large. This can lead to profound shifts in levels of understanding and emotional healing. One of the attributes of Sandplay Therapy is that change comes from within the client.
Course / Workshop Outline: Program 9.00am Introduction 9.30am Aims, Benefits, and Uses of Sand play Tools and Elements Stages in Sandplay sessions Role of counsellor/therapist 10.30am Demonstration   11.00am Morning tea   11.15am Experiential learning   1.00pm Lunch   1.30pm Experiential learning continued 3.00pm Afternoon tea   3.15pm Working with children Contraindications for Sandplay 4.30pm Discussion: Q&A Feedback   5.00pm Close
Duration (hrs): 7
Course / Workshop content: This workshop will focus significantly on experiential learning and interactive participation. As the therapy is not diagnostic, this workshop will provide a first level of training to give encouragement and confidence to participants in working with Sandplay. The aim is to be a neutral and honoured witness to your client’s self expression. It is about the gaining of insight, a reflection or narrative about what is created, and integration into the client’s life experience.
Start Date: 21/05/2012
Start Time 09:00:00
End Time 17:00:00
End Date: 21/05/2012

Presenter / Provider Details

Presenter / Provider: Cathy Banks
Qualifications: Grad.Dip Couns & Psychotherapy, B.Bus Psych/Mktg, Dip Mgt
Experience: Cathy Banks is an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Workplace Trainer. Cathy has gained experience in organisations such as ANZ Bank, Dept of Corrective Services (Probation & Parole), public schools, and private clinics. Cathy now works in her own private practice in Chatswood, Sydney, specialising in working with children, particularly in the areas of grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Cathy continues to work in Sydney schools as a Consultant and Group Facilitator, designing and running programmes for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, resilience training, and social skills. Cathy obtained accreditation as a Sandplay Therapist from the Jansen Newman Institute of Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy. More importantly, Cathy is married with two wonderful children, who taught her the value of experiential learning.

Venue Details

Address: NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief
Address 2: Welchman Street
Suburb: Dubbo
State: NSW
Postcode: 2830
Website: http://www.nalag.org.au
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch

Registration Details

Registration process: How to Register: Online: To register and pay online please click here to be taken to our website www.nalag.org.au/events.html Request an Invoice: If you require an invoice please complete a Registration Form and return via fax, email or mail. Email/Fax: E: paulah@hwy.com.au Fax: 02 6884 9100 By Mail: PO Box 379, Dubbo NSW 2830 Registration Forms Available to download from our website www.nalag.org.au Bookings and Enquiries NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief Dubbo Ph: 02 6882 9222 Or Email: paulah@hwy.com.au
Cost ($): 250.00
Cost Description (if applicable): $220.00 (inc GST)* *Early bird Special To take advantage of this offer you must register and pay online by Monday 23rd April 2012. Places limited so register early. $250.00 (inc GST) Non NALAG Member $230.00 (inc GST) NALAG Member The attendance fee is inclusive of morning tea lunch and afternoon tea, comprehensive manual and certificate of attendance.
Contact Name: Paula Hanson
Contact Phone: 02 6882 9222
Contact Email: paulah@hwy.com.au

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