This one-day short course will provide an accessible bite-size overview of several key principles that have emerged from recent neuroscientific research that all play therapists should know about.
An understanding of the biological mechanisms that underpin play therapy can aid your confidence as a play therapist and provide a more complete picture of what you do and why. As play therapist Theresa Kestly notes:
"I am finding that the wisdom offered by Porges and Panksepp consistently quiets my own left-hemisphere questioning about how to help and the anxiety that comes with that, so I am better able to be the receptive container and playmate each child needs" (Kestly, 2017, p.155).
Natalie studied play therapy at the University of Roehampton and is currently in the final stages of completing her PhD. Her research has focused on several exploratory case studies incorporating heart rate variability measures into narrative story stem assessment and play therapy intervention. Natalie has worked across adult mental health, developmental paediatric, clinical and therapeutic school settings.
|Time||10:00 - 16:00|
£90 BAPT members/Associates and external students
£45 University of Roehampton students
(includes coffee/tea refreshments but not lunch)
|Venue||Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD
|Enquiries||Rachael Furminger / 0208 392 3795|
Bookings are now closed
An opportunity for Capoeira practitioners and dancers; explore how gender, sexuality, age, ability and cultural background impact our physicality, our movement relationships and, our experiences of power.
Beatrice Allegranti will draw from her experience and research in Capoeria, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Femanism and Neuroscience to facilitate a safe and reflective space to challenge our own and each other's embodied assumptions, biases and prejudices.
The workshop will include movement improvisation tasks, dynamic Capoeira exchange and live music. The aim is to support participants to find empowering self-expression and collaborative ways of meeting each other through movement
watch the recent TEDx talk about this work: http://www.tedxdorking.com/live-webcast/
Venue:University of Roehampton, Whitelands Studio
|Date||To be confirmed|
|Time||10:00 - 17:30|
|Payment||Places are awarded on a first paid, first serve basis due to demand|
|Venue||Whitelands Studio, University of Roehampton|
|Address||Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD|