The art of therapeutic story telling
In this one day workshop, we look at how the therapist can become the storyteller, using tales both old and new.
About this event
We are accustomed to hearing our client’s story and inviting them, sometimes, to describe their life using metaphor or favourite childhood stories.
Story telling has been used for millennia in understanding a situation from an alternate viewpoint, to raising questions about a situation that the listener may be stuck with, through to a deeper understanding of the self. It is a gentle yet powerful intervention. This workshop will demonstrate how to tell stories and look at the ancient rules of dos and don’ts around being a storyteller.
This will be a day built on the experience of listening to stories and looking at the impacts in smaller groups, tips on how to tell stories and having a go at being the storyteller in smaller groups. There will be shared resources of stories and group discussions.
The workshop is aimed for all those who are interested in story telling, from established practitioners to students, as well as other professions such as teachers and coaches.
About the trainer
The workshop is delivered by Jennie Miller CTA (P) PTSTA (P) MSc. Jennie is a psychotherapist, trainer, and supervisor who also specialises in couples work.
She trains others on her model in how to work with couples and storytelling. Based in Edinburgh where she runs her private practice, she is also co-author of Boundaries, How to Draw the Line in Your Head, Heart and Home published by Harper Collins, a self-help book using TA.
TA Training Organisation offers a range of training including counselling and psychotherapy and CBT. The training includes introductory level courses, CPD workshops, and a European and UK accredited programme in transactional analysis psychotherapy. TA Training Organisation is based at The Horsforth Centre, Leeds.