Using nesting dolls (Russian dolls) in therapy
Join Bev Gibbons in this experiential workshop, in which you will gain some ideas about how to work creatively with clients to help them find resourceful and creative ways to manage stuck places or difficulties.
There are so many ways of working therapeutically with nesting dolls (also known as Russian dolls). The different layers of the dolls can be used to represent the different ages and stages of life and the layers of the self. Constellations work looking at systems is another option.
Doll work can help externalise held and solidified experiences and give the opportunity for the person to free up and re-organise those experiences.
Working with clients with nesting dolls you will both learn about their layers – historic layers which may, out of the person’s awareness, be affecting the here and now.
Ego states, and the ego state model of Transactional Analysis give us a good way of thinking about these layers, and the Russian dolls provide a tool with which to externalise and represent these layers and other processes the client might want to explore.
The session will cover:
- some theory behind using nesting dolls
- experience of using nesting dolls
- introducing nesting dolls to your work
- ideas for ways of working with nesting dolls
Our online course is taught via Zoom platform. Our online training is interactive and we use a range of options for teaching including larger teaching groups and small group discussions.
About the trainer
Bev Gibbons is a PTSTA(P), has a BA in Integrative Counselling, and an MA in TA psychotherapy. She has many years of training experience. Bev has worked as a youth work trainer and policy developer. Working for many years with survivors of abuse, including young survivors. Bev worked for 11 years as the clinical and operational lead of a large counselling and psychotherapy service in the not for profit sector. Bev is director of BGCP – her counselling and psychotherapy practice. She offers therapy, clinical and non-clinical supervision and training.
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Hosted by The Horsforth Centre For Counselling, Coaching, CBT & Psychotherapy
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.