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Drawing & Talking Therapy

Drawing and Talking is a therapeutic technique used by a variety of professionals across the globe to support the emotional wellbeing of children and adults suffering poor mental health.

I am an experienced primary school teacher, with a B.Ed (Hons) degree, and now a trained practitioner in  Drawing & Talking Therapy and have added this to my 'tool kit' to support children and adults with their mental health.

 

What it involves

Supporting mental health and wellbeing is a priority.

Drawing and Talking is a safe method of working with children and adults to help with underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting their learning, behaviour, self-esteem and relationships.

Early Intervention addressing mental well-being is crucial in being able to improve the lives of children, adolescents and adults who, when suffering from emotional pain or trauma that is left untreated, may go on to develop more serious mental health issues.

With one in 4 people suffering from poor mental health there is an ever-growing need and demand to provide support in many communities throughout the world. Many government policies are now targeting professionals to expand their offering. 

How It Works:

Drawing and Talking works with a persons inner world rather than their conscious, cognitive mind. Often people find being asked to put ordinary language to emotional pain, fear and anxieties difficult and triggering.

Working with the a persons inner world needs to be carried out safely and non-intrusively, with respect for their own pace and state of being. That is why anyone using Drawing and Talking learns to stay in the world of the drawing.

Drawing and Talking is a serial drawing technique which takes place in weekly session over a twelve week period. During the sessions there will be an opportunity to see how drawings change over time as this powerful, yet safe, healing method takes effect.

The theoretical component to the process is basic neurobiological theory relating to trauma, the value of creating a safe and containing space, the importance of endings and losses, and the relevance of attachment.

The experiential component will be an opportunity to develop the technique of mentally ‘Holding’ another human being, an essential part of the therapeutic process.

Participants will be expected to draw but no special artistic ability is necessary as it is solely to practice, experience and create the sessions for them and people with whom they will be working.

If you'd like more information and to book a course of sessions then please get in touch.

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