Sandspace with Adolescents
Limerick & Trim
The adolescent brings his world to the therapy situation and we, as therapists need to collaboratively, with our adolescent clients, create a framework of meaning which supports the process and purpose of therapy. The guiding principle of this collaborative construction is the client’s meaning-making, which promotes discovery of capability, agency, personal power and connectedness with the interpersonal world.
Gestalt Sand Therapy Process is a unique approach to working with adolescents, developed by Bronagh Starrs. The sandworld can bring healing and insight, offering a dynamic mode of relating which enriches contact process between aspects of self-experience which are often compartmentalised in the adolescent’s developing awareness. The adolescent’s lifespace and contact boundary development become visible, tangible and three-dimensional in the sand.
This dynamic way of working also creates additional richness and depth to therapeutic contact.
During the two days, we will explore theoretical, clinical and practical aspects of sand therapy process with adolescents including:
· An introduction to Gestalt Sand Therapy Process
· Initiating sand therapy process with adolescent clients
· Gaining practical experience of creating & facilitating sand work
· Exploring the healing & transformative potential of sand therapy
· Trauma in the sand: silent expression of the unspeakable
· Understanding the richness of symbolic representation for the adolescent
Limerick Dates: Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st March 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick
Trim Dates: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue: Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath
For information and booking please email Bronagh: firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Presenter: Bronagh Starrs is Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute and maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, academic and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience teaching and presenting throughout Ireland and internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. She is Programme Director for both the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy and Professional Certificate in Adolescent Studies in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre in partnership with University of Northampton. Her book Adolescent Psychotherapy – A Radical Relational Approach (Routledge, London) has received international acclaim.