Creative Path – Personal and Professional Development for the BAME Community
These are challenging times for practitioners. Workloads have increased making it hard to find the time to be reflective. New face-to-face protocols are often frustrating and anxiety-producing. Remote working can mean reduced interpersonal cues, feelings of isolation and fatigue.
All this may leave us feeling unsupported and struggling to maintain a healthy work life balance.
Who is the course suitable for?
This Practitioner Space is aimed at the BAME Community, but we welcome practitioners of any heritage and in accordance with the values and aims of Neurotribe UK, this course is an inclusive environment for neurodiverse practitioners. To reduce any barriers to inclusion they may face, subtle but powerfully effective adjustment of arts activities are implemented to be fully inclusive to neurodiverse and neurotypical participants. *Further information on this available upon request.
* mental health practitioners
* clinical supervisors
* art therapists
* play therapists
* music or drama therapists
* social workers
* youth workers
* Life coaches
* Key workers
* SENCO’s & special needs teachers
*We are fully inclusive to Neurodiverse members of the Black, Asian and White minority ethnic community, and a practitioner space for all those working with the Black, Asian an White minority ethnic Neurodiverse community, who are currently facing a maelstrom of unique challenges.
What does this course cover?
The Creative Path is a transformative experience where you will meet with other creative professionals. In a series of twelve fortnightly workshops, you will be led through guided self-reflection and creative exercises, to expand your self-awareness and creative capacity to enrich both personal and professional life.
Through discussion and creative tasks, you will be invited to explore your creativity and facilitated to find what supports you in your development.
When & Where?
Delivered Online via Zoom
Alternate Saturdays – 11am to 1.30pm
Outline and date of sessions:
Nov-7 Safety: Grounding, intention setting, stream of consciousness writing and creative dates
Nov-21 Identity: Shadow & Light exercise, The Life Mandala
Dec-5 Power: The Great Saboteurs – Anger & Shame
Dec-19 Authenticity: Time Travel & A Space of One’s Own
Jan-9 Possibility: Limiting Beliefs, Yes versus No
Jan-23 Abundance: Prideful Perfectionism and Creative Anorexia
Feb-6 Connection: Listening & Risking
Feb-20 Strength: Process & Product, Early Patterning
Mar-6 Compassion: Facing Fear & Blasting Blocks
Mar-20 Self-Protection: Taming Time & Awakening the Muse
Apr-3 Autonomy: Then & Now
Apr-17 Self: Say hello to Your New Self…
To make the most out of this unique programme, it is best to attend all 12 sessions, or as many as possible. Commitment and consistency improve the cohesion of the group.
Who will deliver the course?
Jan Hall and Delphine Spencer are experienced BAAT Art Psychotherapists and qualified supervisors with over 20 years’ experience between them. They are both trained in therapeutic communication through seven art forms: Art, Drama/Puppetry, Sculpture/Clay, Poetry, Sandplay, Music and Bodywork/Movement.
What do you get from the course?
You will be introduced to creative techniques that will support you with your personal and professional development, within a community of trusted and supportive individuals engaged in visual journaling as a form of self-exploration and transformation.
CPD hours - a certificate of attendance will be awarded
You do not have to be good at art - just bring your curiosity and an open mind.
Have to hand: art materials of your choice and a journal and/or notebook
How much does the course cost?
£25 per workshop
£300 for ALL 12 workshops
A concessionary place is available (dependent upon a minimum of 4 participants per workshop)
How do I sign up?
To Register & Pay for an individual workshop - go to Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-path-personal-professional-development-for-the-bame-community-tickets-124401794115)
To Pay for ALL 12 workshops - contact Jan direct on:
To Apply for the Concessionary place - contact Del direct on:
DISCOVERING A SENSE OF AUTHENTICITY
This week we invite you to consider the following statement: ‘In order to have self-expression, we must first have a self to express ‘
11.00 GROUNDING EXERCISE – keeping yourself safe
SET INTENTION – keeping it positive
TIME TRAVEL – PAST
TIME TRAVEL - FUTURE
12.10: COMFORT BREAK
12.20 CHECK IN
A SPACE OF ONE’S OWN: visualisation exercise
ACESS TO CHANGE:
13.10: SUMMING UP & THEMES:
13.20: GROUNDING, REAFFIRMING OUR INTENTIONS & CLOSING