therapeutic storytelling

OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS ARE

 EMPOWERING, INNOVATIVE, EDUCATIONAL AND INCLUSIVE.

professional development and creative opportunities for

 therapists, social workers & teachers

THERAPEUTIC STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS

        • SOCIAL STORY BOOKS

        • FROM STORYBOARD TO PRINT™

        • MINI MEES

        • PLAYGROUP FOR GROWN-UPS

        • THERAPEUTIC STORY TELLING TOOL KIT

SOCIAL STORY BOOKS

narrative therapy skills development workshop

2 x 3hour hour sessions

 

This six hour workshop  identifies and explicitly teaches the difference between two forms of social stories: Life-Skills and Everyday Stories. You will learn how to create client-centred, easily adaptable and creative stories that gently provide structure, guidance and clarity for people young and old. During this hands-on workshop you will create one of each type of storybook.

 

LIFE-SKILLS STORY BOOKS: Life Skills Story Books identify a specific task and break it down into a series of predictable, explicit  actions that the client can easily identify and follow. Tasks can be as simple as getting dressed for school, toileting, or social etiquette in a cafe or more complex skills like visiting the doctor. We will work with you as you develop clear sequencing,  I-messaging,  planning, writing and story structuring skills.

 

EVERYDAY STORY BOOKS: Everyday Story Books  tell the story of an event or activity that the client can identify with. Everyday Storybooks are less rigid, they allow for more creative freedom, can be created with the client and are highly impactful.  These books can be used in conjunction with Life-Skills Storybooks but by their very nature, they are a story rather than explicit instructions.

In this  series of two, 3-hour sessions we will teach you the fundamentals of creating Life-Skills  and Everyday Storybooks as social stories .  We will introduce you to a variety of writing and illustration techniques to help you to structure stories that will engage your clients in a meaningful way. Provided with a resource book to guide you through the process,  you will also be offered story structuring techniques, drawing and writing challenges and online support,  This fun, interactive workshop is sure to both appeal and inspire.

 

Options are available for professional book design and publication but this workshop does not include either of these services.  In keeping with how these books are likely to be used with your clients, you will create books that are easily printed at home or at a local printing outlet.

THE FROM STORYBOARD TO PRINT™

therapeutic story telling

Our From Storyboard to Print Life Story Program is an intensive narrative therapy course that is fun,

empowering and achievable.

Individual and group sessions available.

Therapists are offered a reduced rate opportunity to participate in this program.

 

MINI-MEES

the head heart hand connection

Surprisingly easy to do,  the power of creating a Mini-Mee cannot be overstated.  Starting with a lump of clay, participants create a three dimensional; self portrait. The process is gentle and provides clients an opportunity to connect to themselves through the physical resistance of clay. This connection fosters the development of new neurological pathways to develop a new sense of wholeness and well being.  We highly recommend that professionals create a Mini-Mee themselves before recommending this program to clients. FACE to FACE and ONLINE

 

PLAYGROUP FOR GROWN-UPS

embracing the value of play for personal and professional development

Maximum group size 10.

A weekly hour of creative fun.

On-line and face to face versions of this f slightly silly program that values the importance of play are available.

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