Therapeutic Storytelling

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WellSpring Centre

Facilitator: Kim Billington

Stories contain hidden messages about possible ways of overcoming adversity. Stories use metaphors that can change the way we see ourselves and our world. They help to connect us to each other and help in finding meaning and hope.

Storytelling encompasses both external therapeutic input and child-directed healing. Rather than a day of power points, this workshop will be interactive and practical with ample demonstrations and with brief exercises to develop skills. The developmental appropriateness, value and efficacy of storytelling in therapy will be explored.

You will have a chance to consider why storytelling works, how to introduce and incorporate storytelling in counselling, gain a resource of sample stories as well as ideas of where to look for suitable stories for therapy.

Learning outcomes

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how stories can facilitate healing
  • Gain confidence in bringing small stories into therapy
  • Identify suitable stories
  • Understand the theory informing this work
  • Consider the evidence
  • Experience and discuss the therapeutic uses of story telling
  • Practise creating and telling stories
  • Develop ways to incorporate storytelling into one’s practice
  • Gain a set of story resources to use for counselling children
  • Learn in the safety and support of a small group



Regular Price: $330 / Early bird (payment 2 mths prior to training): $300

Student Price: $230 / Early bird (payment 2 mths prior to training: $200

This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.