The counsellors toolbox when working with shame: exercises to break the silence of shame
Trainer: Christiane Sanderson
Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, Portslade (Brighton & Hove), BN41 1DG
Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (registration at 9.45am)
Course fee: earlybird £99 (before 7th January 2017, £114 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD certificate.
This training day will provide professionals working with shame an opportunity to develop and enhance their existing skills by adding new techniques to their therapeutic repertoire.
As toxic shame is primarily stored in the right brain, practitioners need to be able to facilitate right brain engagement through a range of creative techniques and exercises to expand their toolbox. In adopting a workshop style approach, counsellors and practitioners will have an opportunity to actively engage with a range of tried and tested exercises to use with clients who experience shame.
The aim is to enable practitioners to explore more creative ways of working with shame to help clients break the silence and secrecy of shame and build shame resilience through authentic pride. Through a series of experiential exercises including developing a circle of shame, the use of masks to cover up shame, making shame genograms to identify the intergenerational transmission of shame, the embodiment of shame and working with nesting dolls, practitioners will be able to uncover hidden shame and explore the range of shame defences.
The focus will be on uncovering not only client’s shame but also practitioner’s shame in order to facilitate working with clients who are drenched in shame. In emphasising that the best antidote to shame is to talk about it, practitioners will be able to help clients build shame resilience and restore authentic pride through developing a tree of growth.
For more information and to book a place, please visit our website: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/counsellors-toolbox-working-shame/
About the host
Christiane Sanderson is a renown expert on childhood sexual abuse and has written many books on the subject. Her book Counselling Skills for Working with Shame was published by Jessica Kingsley in August 2015.