Training & Development
We are a CPD accredited provider working towards training being registered as part of continuous professional development.
SandStory skills training
Created for those who work with children and young people supporting their emotional wellbeing.
Sandstory skills is a gentle creative technique that enables self expression through the use of sand, symbols and creative story telling. Held over three days , the training will prepare you to use this as part of your toolkit. Please contact me for more information and dates.
Therapeutic Life Story Work
This intensive three day training is intended to take you through a journey of the theory and underpinnings of therapeutic life story work. This training will offer a deeper understanding and leave you with confidence to explore this approach safely in your practice.
Life Story Book workshop
This one day workshop will support you to understand the importance of life story books and how this important piece of work is vitally important for children and young people who live outside their birth family. It will include experiential, practical exercises on how to construct a life story book.
Sibling assessment training
This two day workshop will cover aspects such as the legislative framework and messages from research. How we assess the needs of the individual child and also the sibling group. This workshop will integrate experiential activities that can offer you a more enhanced toolkit.
Attachment based play workshop
Come and join me to learn and think about different and playful ways of engaging with your child. Packed full of ideas and experiential activities, this one day workshop aims to give parents a deeper understanding and awareness of the benefits of play delivered by a Certified Theraplay Practitioner and Play Therapist.
Make and play workshop
This one day jam packed workshop will share ideas of creative tools that can be used to engage children and young people. Allows you to experience these for yourself through activities.
Direct Work practice with Looked after and adopted children/young people
The voice of the child/young person is an integral of Social Work and professional practice. Would you like to build on your knowledge and skill set, expand your toolkit to enhance your communication and decision making through the use of experiential activities and exercises in this one day workshop.
Telling workshop for adopters and prospective adopters.
This one day workshop provides gentle ways of sharing and helping their child understand their life story through the application of creative arts, play and other techniques. If you are an adopter or prospective adopters or an adoption consortium please register your interest.
SandStory Skills® is a soft, gentle and creative tool designed in mind, to support those who are not therapeutically qualified to support the emotional wellbeing of children, young people and adults in their care. At its core, SandStory Skills® offers an approach that brings the powerful elements of sand, symbols and story telling together, combining a sense of enrichment, allowing time and space for those to 'tell their story'.
SandStory Skills® can support those who have experienced many difficulties, helping to give a voice, to help make sense of thoughts and feelings that too often can be difficult to verbalise. You may recognise the value of listening to those with whom you work with and notice the importance of having a robust toolkit that allows you the freedom and choice to support others. Whilst SandStory Skills® is not a therapy, it is however a safe and gentle approach that integrates structured sessions, ensuring safety, responsibility, respectfulness and recognition of professional boundaries within roles.