Tree of Life – Creative Art Process for At Risk Children and Young People

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Centre for Theology & Ministry

Facilitator: Kim Billington

About the Workshop
This one-day workshop introduces you to theory and techniques to bring the Tree of Life creative arts tool to your clients. This method is a narrative therapy and strength- based tool suitable to use with clients aged eight years and older. You will also be able to create your own Tree of Life in this workshop.

The Tree of Life can be used after trauma when clients are weighed down by their ‘problem story.’ When a client is struggling with symptoms such as negativity and ruminations, or finding it hard to reflect on their strengths, or value-laden hopes for the future, this technique can bring a healing perspective. The resulting artwork is enjoyable to draw and a concrete and beautiful symbol of achievements, skills, knowledges, cherished hopes for the future, and what values are held dear. It supports remembering connections with important people in our lives and can be a springboard for identity renewals.

This workshop is experiential and will provide evidence-based therapeutic tools to use in brief and longer-term therapy, and enhance your ways to manage trauma in a creative way. No art experience or skills is required.

You will have the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of the Tree of Life Method
• Explore how identity renewal can be enhanced
• Experience Narrative Therapy’s ‘alternative’ story development
• Learn structured, safe questions to aid in story telling
• Reflect on important skills learnt from family and community
• Enhance self care through awareness of your strengths and dreams
• Take home your own symbolic tree drawing to support your practice

Cost: $330 (inc GST, all materials, lunch, m/a tea)
$300 (Early bird paid 2 months prior)
$230 (Student price)
$200 (Student early bird paid 2 months prior)

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.