Events and Courses

The Listening Well Workshop

Date: November 2, 2017

Time: 09.30-16.30

Location: Wellspring


The Listening Well. Telling our story
November 2nd 2017 9.30-4.30pm

“I am listening to your marks- and lines-to your paint, your pastels, your clay….”
with Eileen Wilson – BACP,GTC and LCGI accredited; Pauline Colles – BATT& HCPC accredited and Eilidh Gilbertson – BAAT & HCPC accredited.

A workshop suitable for Therapists/Counsellors and those interested in exploring therapeutic work with children and young people in a psychodynamic way.

We will look at our theoretical framework: facilitative ingredients for therapeutic play, case studies and illustrative examples and the role of supervision.

Our purpose is to enable the telling of children and young people’s stories.

We are considerate to their journey, dynamics and environment and the need to tailor interventions, objects and materials to connect with children and young people and facilitate therapeutic change.

9.30am – 10.00am Coffee and registration
An opportunity to view the small exhibition of Children and Young People’s art work

10.00am – 11.00am – Pauline Colles and Eilidh Gilbertson

Theoretical frameworks that participants work to:
A case study
Response Images using an I-pad
Shared story of supervision – Supervisee and Supervisor

‘Being listened to’ through art

12.00-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-2.30pm – Eileen Wilson

Psychodynamic Approaches with Children and Young People
. Key Theorists in Psychodynamic Thinking
. Main theoretical Ideas in Psychodynamic Thinking
. The Psychodynamic ‘Toolbox’

The Facilitative Ingredients of Therapeutic Play –
. Introduction to Facilitative Ingredients for Exploration and Healing:
. Enabling Children to tell their story through the use of creativity –
illustrated with case studies
. Assessment
. Outcomes

2.30 – 3.00pm Coffee

3.00-4.00pm Art – experiential to process day (in three groups)
Make our own exhibition at the end of the day, together, to join the
Children and Young People’s work.

4.00 – 4.30pm
Plenary and discussion and end – (CPD certificates).

Cost:£80 £70 Early bird (if paid by 2nd October 2017)
Maximum number of participants – 16

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

Date: November 26, 2017

Time: 10.00-16.00

Location: Wellspring


Sunday 26th November 2017 10.00-4.00pm

Come along to a day of Mindfulness practices and learn about finding ease in your busy life. We will look at how much of our lives are lived on automatic pilot, thinking about the future, regretting the past and how rare it is to just be right here and now in this moment, the only one we really have.

You will have the opportunity to explore ways of slowing down, of being present. We will use meditation practices, experiential exercises poetry and gentle movement to help you observe how you might manage stress in your life in ways that encourage your growth and your freedom.

Workshop Leader: Hephzibah Kolban who is a counsellor at Wellspring and has been teaching Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction Courses here since 2009.

Cost for the day is £60

Because of space the number of participants is limited to 12

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