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People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed ... from within.
This one day workshop provides you a theoretical and practical introduction to the use of music for people with neurological disorders such as dementia, Parkinson's, and for those facing end of life. Communication and emotional expression can be particularly difficult for people in these situations. Music can be a diverting, positive and enjoyable means through which communication can be made possible.
Learn how clients with neurological disorders can be given a means of non-verbal expression using symbols, the musical structure of songs, musical compositions for listening, song writing, imagery, visualisations and music-assisted meditation. This workshop is aimed at enhancing your existing practices and will provide valuable creative and evidence based tools for those who work with clients managing neurological disorders and end of life issues.
Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, music therapists, art therapists, diversional therapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are interested in incorporating elements of music into therapeutic work. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates. Musical skills are not a requirement.
27 July 2018 ⇒ Book by 27th May 2018 to save on Early Bird special
26 October 2018 ⇒ Book by 26th August 2018 to save on Early Bird special
Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam Registered Music Therapist
Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood, NSW
Free onsite parking and close to Burwood Train and Bus Station.
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.
√..recharging and refreshing. I learned new skills which I could deliver in my therapy sessions with clients.
√...was a wonderful experience. Kirstin is a great teacher. You can tell that she has a lot of experience and it was great hearing about of her clinical experiences.
√..really enjoyable. Kirstin is very experienced, and very generous with her feedback and ideas.
√...was enlightening. The work Kirstin has done within the dementia groups in our community, is fascinating.
√.... with a group of participants who were all lovely - we all got to know each other well and felt comfortable to talk and express freely.
√....provided the opportunity to learn a lot of things in terms of both skills and insights into my own practice I enjoyed the experiential element of the drum circles and creative mandalas and collages. The educator was engaging and insightful.
√...I did have a bit of a tendency to dismiss the importance of music in general but I found this of use in understanding the therapeutic and expressive value to music in general, which will be useful in practice.