Catharsis Christmas message


Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2017!

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Wish Dolls – A 1 ½ hour Doll Making workshop for Young People


Venue: The Mill, Lodge Lane Derby. Dates: 22, 23, 29 and 30 December.

Wish Dolls are simple fabric dolls that contain a wish, hidden by the doll maker. Whereby the famous ‘Guatemalan Worry Dolls’ sit and fret, Wish Dolls hold a wish and hope for the future. Each Young Person will have an end product to take away, keep and enjoy.

During the workshop young people will not be asked to share their wishes, unless they want to. They will spend time thinking about wishes and helping pick a wish that has the potential to come true. The wishes are private, hidden in the doll; a secret held between doll and maker.

The making of dolls can be very relaxing, soothing and fun. Wish Dolls are a ‘no sew’ doll and can be made by anyone, even those who don’t feel confident at making crafts. They are tactile, soft and are of a size that fits neatly in the hand, meaning they can be carried in the pocket and taken everywhere.

Wish Dolls provide an opportunity for young people to think about their hopes, wishes and potential futures in a safe, contained space, under the supervision of a trained therapist. Groups will be limited to 5.

The workshop aims to

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Support young people and increase their coping strategies
  • Provide a positive focus for the future.

Contact: Keren Adler for booking and further information:

keren@catharsis.biz

mobile: 07807 753574

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Freelance Working – Information Evening 22 November 4pm – 5:30pm


Two presentations from local advisers giving you information about some of the financial responsibilities related to being a self-employed therapist. Each advisor will give a short (10-15 minute) presentation on their topic followed by a question and answer session.

Venue: Catharsis Creative Arts Therapy Centre, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby

£5 contribution to costs

Contact Keren Adler for more details and to book a space (m: 07807 753574)

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Introduction to Psychodrama – expressions of interest


Introduction to Psychodrama – A day of experiential exploration; a day of fun and reflection. There is no requirement to have any previous experience; participants will gain insight into psychodrama and how it feels to work in a small supportive group.

CPD training day – £ 60

email Keren@catharsis.biz to be kept informed of planned dates.

The potential for establishing an ongoing, weekly, psychodrama group will be explored with participants.

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Psychotherapy Group starting soon


Psychotherapy Group

Starting Oct 18th 2016 6.30-8.30pm

The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby (FREE parking)

A weekly group for this academic year

£40 per 2 hour session

 

Using Drama-Therapy and Psychodrama with Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel

 

Discover your own challenges, helpers, blockers and inner resources as you move towards greater self-knowledge and inner peace. Working within a small supportive group, we will use play, story, drama, mask, song, art, personal reflection and emotional exploration.

 

All welcome, regardless of experience.

 

Jeni is a state registered Drama-therapist and Psychodrama Psychotherapist who has worked in Further and Higher Education for many years.

 

Valid hours for group therapy requirements for Drama-therapy and Psychotherapy and Counselling trainees.

 

For more information or to register a place Tel 07807 753574 or email keren@catharsis.biz

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A few spaces left on Summer Training


See latest news for further detail

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Recruitment – Freelance Arts Therapists


If you wish to be considered to attend future recruitment events, please request an application pack from Keren Adler, Catharsis Service Development Manager: keren@catharsis.biz. The deadline for applications, to be considered for the next Recruitment Event is 19 August.

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Summer Training / CPD opportunities


  • 9.8.16 (am) – Moving from Trainee to Professional – A workshop for newly qualified Creative Arts Therapists
  • 9.8.16 (pm) Developing Reflective Practice
  • 18.8.16 Introduction to Psychodrama

Moving from Trainee to Professional – This workshop will be active and participants will be encouraged to explore their own unique abilities and interests as well as identifying areas for development. Space will be given to consider the following different areas:

  • how to get work
  • how to market and promote dramatherapy / art therapy
  • choosing client groups
  • accessing funding
  • self employment versus employment.

This workshop allows space to explore the fears and concerns of moving out into the professional world.

Developing Reflective Practice – Utilising the nine dimensions of reflective practice, this workshop aims to clarify the full extent of this valuable tool in the professional development of clinical practitioners. An active and engaging session, where therapists can explore their own growth and development; considering what are recurrent themes, stumbling blocks and achievements for future practice consideration.

Psychodrama is an active form of Psychotherapy, which allows participants to explore scenes from the past, present and future. Opportunity will be given to try out psychodrama techniques and explore the multi layers of meaning behind all of our experiences.

Introduction to Psychodrama – This will be a day of experiential exploration; a day of fun and reflection. There is no requirement to have any previous experience. Participants will gain insight into psychodrama and how it feels to work in a small supportive group.

The potential for establishing an ongoing, weekly, psychodrama group will be explored with participants.

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Transitions Programme for Primary Schools – now available


6 week group programme for Primary Schools; contact Keren Adler for more details

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Catharsis – Arts Therapy Centre


Therapy rooms and groupwork space available for hire from 1 February. Contact Keren Adler for more details.

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