Using Creative Writing as a Therapeutic Tool
This interesting workshop will focus on the use of writing in a clinical setting, considering its potential benefits both for clients and for therapists’ own reflection, personal development and self-care.
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A one day workshop exploring the use of writing in a clinical setting, considering its potential benefits both for clients and for therapists’ own reflection, personal development and self-care.
The day will combine theory with hands-on activities, providing an opportunity to try-out techniques and think about their clinical applications in a safe supportive group.
During the workshop, the theory will cover:
- left and right brain integration (drawing on McGilchrist and Fonagy)
- language development, symbolization, metaphor and mentalization
- the importance of a coherent narrative
‘To give a thing a name, a label, a handle; to rescue it from anonymity, to pluck it out of the Place of Namelessness, in short to identify it – well, that’s a way of bringing the said thing into being.’ Hanna Segal (1994)
‘An important researcher in the field of attachment theory, Mary Main…discovered that when adults talked about their emotional lives and their important relationships in growing up, it didn’t matter whether they had a “happy childhood” or not. Their current emotional security depended much more on having an internally coherent and consistent narrative than on the actual story they had to tell.’ Sue Gerhardt (2004)
No previous writing experience is necessary but a willingness to participate in writing exercises is encouraged.
This workshop is facilitated by Sue Mayfield and provides 6 hours of CPD.
Please note, our training room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. If you have any special requirements, or if you need to advise us of anything before booking or attending the training, then please contact us.