Trauma is not happening in your brain, it lives in your body.
Bessel Van der Kolk
In order to treat trauma we need to engage the body. This one day workshop provides a practical introduction into the role the body can play when working with trauma.
Through experiential learning, practical activities and case study illustrations, this workshop will invite you to explore creative interventions that actively engage the body to support people who have experienced trauma.
This highly experiential workshop will use dramatherapy techniques that invite you to work with your own body and explore how these techniques can be used with clients.
Through this work we are inviting our clients to move their bodies from the fight, flight or freeze response to a “free” response where their bodies can begin to regulate, tolerate their feelings and ultimately feel safe.
“Traumatized people are terrified to feel deeply. They are afraid to experience their emotions, because emotions lead to loss of control. In contrast, theatre is about embodying emotions, giving voice to them, becoming rhythmically engaged, taking on and embodying different roles”
Van der Kolk
Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are interested in incorporating the body into therapeutic work. No previous drama or creative experience is required. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
3 November, 2020
Natalie Mackenzie Registered Dramatherapist
Crows Nest Centre
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Nearby parking stations and walking distance to trains and buses.
Included in the workshop price:
Regular Price $330
Early Bird $300 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Student Price $270
Student Early Bird $250 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
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.
“Theatre offers a unique way to access a full range of emotions and physical sensations that not only put them in touch with the habitual “set” of their bodies, but also let them explore alternative ways of engaging with life.”
Van der Kolk