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WellSpring Centre - 10 Y Street, Ashburton VIC
Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville VIC
There is no greater power on this earth than story.
Learn how the ancient art of storytelling can help to understand and tolerate the stresses of life. Experience first-hand a method to enrich therapeutic relationships and create opportunities to explore the effects of trauma and loss. Stories contain hidden messages about possible ways of overcoming adversity. Stories use metaphors that can change the way we see ourselves and our world. They help to connect us to each other and help in finding meaning and hope. Storytelling encompasses both external therapeutic input and child-directed healing.
Rather than a day of power points, this workshop will be interactive and practical with ample demonstrations and with brief exercises to develop skills. The developmental appropriateness, value and efficacy of storytelling in therapy will be explored. You will have a chance to consider why storytelling works, how to introduce and incorporate storytelling in counselling, gain a resource of sample stories as well as ideas of where to look for suitable stories for therapy.
Included in the day will be discussion of your own experiences in hearing stories told and how particular stories address common experiences such as: fear of failure, loss of control, loss of happiness, facing evil, seeing that bad things happen, longing for peace and resolution, finding helpers along the way and discovering hope.
Psychologists, school counsellors, social workers, counsellors, case workers, child and family counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Kim Billington - Masters in Counselling,Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work
WellSpring Centre - 10 Y Street, Ashburton, Melbourne. Residential street parking and walking distance to trains and buses.
Included in the workshop price:
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.
The training workshop was..
√..very practical and useful. This workshop addressed the loss of connectedness of modern life. I found the content unique and unlike any of my formal subject training. Story telling as therapy seems very powerful to me as it gives a human touch that connects.
√..engaging throughout the whole day. Kim's storytelling was mesmerising.
√..wonderful. Kim was well organised, articulate and very personable. She was able to create a "safe environment" that encouraged sharing.
√..very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
√..very interactive and fun! Loved it!
√..excellent! Kim was excellent and respectful and expereinced and approachable.
√..created a space where we could be kids again. Kim did an excellent job in engaging everyone with simple, memorable stories that you could go away and use immediately and easily with kids.
√...powerful. Kim has a gentle nature and real ability to tell a story.
√... most useful in being able to interact with others to hear their stories and to reinforce learning about the quality of the stories being recounted.
√....very engaging and well prepared.
√...experiential which really helped me to learn the importance of telling a story. The warmth and non-judgement Kim exuded while teaching made the experiential exercises less anxiety provoking.
√...a great learning experience as it was unexpected - sitting in a circle listening and reflecting was so effective. I enjoyed being reminded of the power of stories through storytelling rather than through learning about the theory behind it. Not only will this be applied to my work, but also to my life.
√...great - so enthusiastic! Loved it! The whole training was so insightful.
√...I look forward to integrating therapuetic storytelling into my clinical practice.
√...really enjoyed the gentle engaging approach. It was respectful and professional.
√...interactive and empowering.