CURRENT TRAINING AND EVENTS
HOW TO BOOK
THE ROLE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN EMOTIONAL REGULATION
From a neurobiological viewpoint brains need other brains to regulate. Emotional regulation relies on an experience of a balanced early relationship supported by other relationships through nursery and school.
- How children develop an internal relationship map and use this to form other relationships
- Exploring the concept of rupture, repair and repetition in relationship building,
- Using playful interaction to pause and recognise what children may need when they are dysregulated.
GOOD GARY – BAD GARY – A STORY FROM A PLAY THERAPIST’S CASE BOOK
The story of Gary opens the webinar. A powerful vignette exploring the impact of inconsistent parenting on a 7 year old’s ability to develop stable peer relationships, participate in classroom learning and develop a core sense of self identity.
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION FROM A PLAY THERAPY PERSPECTIVE
Children are expert communicators through play. Learn how to connect to the part of our brain that hears nonverbal words so we can recognise and respond to children’s everyday nonverbal communications.
- Using neurobiological understanding as a foundation to understanding the difference in children’s communication and our own.
- Thinking about how to re-frame what we know about communicating with children.
- Listening and responding to the nonverbal communication from children.Reflecting on how nonverbal communication feels for us and children
THE SILENT RAGE – A STORY FROM A PLAY THERAPIST’S CASE BOOK
The story of Molly opens the webinar. A powerful vignette of a five year old’s need to be heard through nonverbal communication in a world of caring adults who need to hear words.
EXPLORING EMOTIONS THROUGH A PLAY THERAPY LENS
Children are taught the words for emotions so what happens when we ask children to show us how they understand emotions.
- Exploring the concept of emotional literacy
- What conflicts can arise between an adult understanding of emotions and a child’s?
- Using a neurobiological understanding as a foundation to understanding children’s felt experience of emotional awareness.
- Children can show and tell us how they feel with delightful instinctual descriptions.
I am angry – a story from a play therapist’s case book.The story of Alan opens the webinar. A powerful vignette of a 7 year old boy who explores emotions in his own unique way to make sense of why he does not fit in.
THE PLAYFULNESS IN PLAY
Play cannot happen without early infant experience of intense interaction and the experience of playfulness. This webinar will explore why playfulness is a neurobiological construct essential for brain and physical development as well as social and emotional development
- Exploring current constructs of play then deconstructing them from a play therapy perspective.
- The idea of playfulness as a way of being rather than doing something.
- Can children play without being adult led?
- Understand how children use playfulness to communicate, connect and regulate.
THE INVISIBLE BABY A STORY FROM A PLAY THERAPIST’S CASE BOOK
The story of Maddie opens the webinar. A powerful vignette exploring how a five year old with developmental delay can learn about playful interaction through movement, a slinky and a sand tray