Therapy as Play

Allison Priestman

Date: 10/03/2018
All Day

About this event

Play is fundamental to our development as babies and children. This workshop will explore the idea that it is also fundamental to the therapeutic process.  The interaction between therapist and client is a way of creating and exploring reality. Through play we try on and experiment with different aspects and parts of ourselves. Through play the paradox that therapy is both real and pretend can be held.

On this experiential workshop we will explore ways that you may currently play in your work and ways to develop and expand playing as a resource. Getting curious about the play of words, sensations, movement’s, images, fantasies and contact.

Re-conceptualising therapy as play gives us theoretical ground to support more-than-rational, and non expert approaches. It also offers the possibility of relaxing and being lighter with the demands of our role.

Playing is not always fun or easy and I welcome an exploration of the challenges it raises.

Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple
34 Worcester Rd

WR14 4AA

Contact Details
Contact Person: Satya & Kaspa
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£85, £70 (early bird end Jan)