This training is for people who are not therapists but work with children and want another tool to help children to promote their emotional wellbeing. The cost of this course is £350 per person. This includes: 2 days in person training , 1 30-minute individual Creative Supervision , 1 60-minute Group Creative Supervision , Membership to private Facebook Group for ongoing support and advice. Please contact us for more information and to book your place on our next course on 9th & 10th April 2024
SandStory® Skills is a gentle, creative and innovative technique that enables children to tell their story using sand, symbols and a safe relationship to express themselves and to develop solutions that will work for them.
SSS® can be beneficial for any child or young person. Most children at some point will struggle to adjust to life's challenges, not all of these children will need therapy, SSS® is particularly beneficial for those children.
When children and young people are really listened to and able to tell their stories they are less likely to develop more serious emotional difficulties.
SSS® is particularly beneficial for those children who;
· find it difficult to express themselves
· struggle with low self-esteem
· struggle with low confidence/self-belief
· communicate through challenging behaviours
· have difficulties with peer relationships
No previous therapeutic training is required. Although the training isn't therapy, nor a substitute for therapy there are therapeutic benefits to SandStory Skills® interventions.
You will be required to attend two training days. Participation in the experiential exercises is expected and practical assessments will be part of the training days. There will be a short training reflection to submit following the training. Your certificate will be issued upon successful completion of these tasks
This is what some of the recent attendees thought about this course :-) Please contact us for more information and to book your place on our next course.
"This Course was a really informative, engaging and enjoyable chance to learn about using Sand Story as part of therapeutic activities with young people. It was really useful and I look forward to using the skills I learned with clients in the future!"
"Donna and Julie provided a wonderful and spiritual experience. I learnt so much about sand play and about therapy in general that I know I will reflect on and use for a very long time"
"The training with Donna & Julie was absolutely fascinating"
"Found this course really powerful. Donna and Jules were great facilitators and really knowledgeable. There are many children who would benefit from this."
" Donna & Jules are both professional, supportive and approachable. They are both very knowledgeable about sand story and their work with children. They made the training exciting and I am looking forward to putting it into practice."
" SandStory® Skills, what a powerful but gentle way to open communication with adults and children. "
"the power of sand and symbols have taken me on many emotional journeys throughout the course"
"The course was powerful, provided a huge toolkit to support children/adults with their difficulties. I was blown away!"
"very powerful training that I feel I can take back to school and implement"
"A valuable course for all practitioners working with children & adults"
"Thank you for offering this enlightening tool as a way to open lines of communication with our charges"
We use a variety of creative activities to help your team members learn about themselves and each other. Packages can be created too suit your individual needs. We offer full day and half day sessions. Contact us to find out more on firstname.lastname@example.org
We can help you with all stages of the adoption process from initial thoughts, preparing for your child, parenting your child and supporting you and your family.
Prior to your child coming home, it is important that you are prepared for your new life as parents. Together, we can look at each of your history, your childs' history and plan a way to support you as you become parents that are able to meet the needs of your child and take care of each other.
Therapeutic Parenting empowers you to be able to parent your child in a way that promotes healing from their early life experiences.
We can help you learn about Developmental Trauma and Attachment Disorder and the impact they can have on the emotional and physical development of your child.
When a child joins the family via adoption, it is important that the extended family has an understanding of how to support the parents to meet the needs of the child.
It can be difficult to watch your family member dealing with challenging behaviours, not knowing how to help them or the child.
It can be difficult for extended family to relinquish their hopes and dreams of who their grandchild/niece/nephew, will be and accept the child for who they are.
These courses can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation; prices depend upon the content and number of participants. Please contact us to discuss further.