Therapy as Play – online webinar

Therapy as Play - online webinar

Nick Totton & Allison Priestman

Date: 18/06/2021
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

About this event

‘Psychotherapy needs to take place in the overlap of two areas of playing, that of the patient and that of the therapist.’
D W Winnicott

Play, like therapy, is a very serious business when done properly. What the two centrally have in common is the quality of ‘as-if” — that things both are and aren’t as they seem, that I both really do and really don’t love you or hate you. Entering this as-if space together, client and therapist are able to explore feelings and impulses that would otherwise be too dangerous and/or mysterious to entertain.

What also helps us to tolerate these scary feelings is play in its other sense of playfulness. We will be exploring how we can usefully bring in playfulness to help explore the spontaneous and creative aspects of living, enabling us to relax and let things happen of their own accord.

This webinar is part of the now occasional ‘How to Be a Bad Therapist Webinar Series’. We hope you can join us, for a creative exploration. The webinar will be limited to 23 participants.

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Contact Details
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