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Josie works as a Creative Arts Therapist, Counsellor, Facilitator and Trainer. She offers counsellors, therapists and social workers the opportunity to recharge, realise their creative potential and add new techniques to their toolkit in the unique setting of Baylys Beach.

Creative Arts Therapy (also known as Expressive Therapies) offers a multi modal approach using Visual Arts, Dramatherapy, Music, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Movement and Sandplay.

Josie has conducted training programs in Sandplay and Creative Arts Therapy in Australia, England and New Zealand since 1998. If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area please enquire.

For information on workshops at Baylys Beach please see below.

Introduction to Sandplay

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April 2020 at Baylys Beach

Therapeutic Drumming with groups

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2020 at Baylys Beach

Drumming is an accessible and exciting modality to work and play with! I have been sharing my love of drumming with individuals and groups for more than ten years now. I have had six trips to West Africa including recently living there for a year, arriving back in NZ in early Feb 2018.

What I have seen there affirms my belief in the health and general therapeutic benefits of drumming, especially in groups. There have been many research papers written over the years, check online for some very interesting articles.

The two-day workshop will involve basic drum skills/techniques, learning rhythms and games that are simple to facilitate, building on a structure that helps a group work together and being able to experience the joy of drumming.

Drums are provided along with other percussion instruments.

Creative Ways to Explore Grief and Loss

Friday November 7th & Saturday November 8th 2020 at Baylys Beach

In this workshop we will utilise a range of modalities including: Visual art mediums, therapeutic story making, relaxation and music to explore ways of helping clients express grief and loss.

This is a completely experiential workshop – an opportunity to work with these mediums yourself in a safe and supported environment where the work is focused on process not product.

There will be plenty of time for discussion, group and individual work. All art materials are provided, bring along a journal to record your experiences.

Dates: 7th and 8th November 2020
Venue: Baylys Beach
Cost: $450 per person for each workshop which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, (Thursday/Friday) at the beach. Lunch and morning tea provided.
Bookings or enquiries: josie.scott@xtra.co.nz 021 0223 8621

Workshop numbers are limited to six participants. A deposit of $100 is required to secure your place.

Storying through Grief and Loss – a workshop

Thursday 12th March 2020 at New Plymouth

Finding ways to support people exploring their personal Grief and Loss experiences can be an ongoing disorientating dilemma.

This experiential Creative Arts Therapy workshop uses a session by session journaling approach utilising a range of modalities (visual arts, creative writing, mindfulness and music) to engage clients with their journey and offers a way of helping them to work alongside a therapist and also use self-reflection at home in a safe and supported way.

The client group this work focuses on covers a range of ages from young people through to adults. It is also appropriate for children, utilising adult family members support.

Therapists, counsellors, SWIS and other Social Workers could all integrate this way of working into their practice. There will be time to look at how this process can be adapted to suit all age ranges. (Students also welcome).

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: The River Room, One Burgess Hill, 1 Burgess Hill Road, New Plymouth. www.oneburgesshill.co.nz
Cost: $150 includes journal, art materials, morning tea & lunch
Bookings or enquiries: josie.scott@xtra.co.nz 021 0223 8621

Please book early, places are limited.To confirm your place a $50 deposit is required.

Come and Drum!

Would you like to try something different?
Josie is keen to spread the drumming energy around!
Drumming is fun, relaxing, accessible to all, and provides an opportunity to connect to your own natural rhythms…

Drum Programmes for Schools
Drums provided, one off sessions or 4 - 6 week programmes designed to suit your needs. For more information including costs please contact Josie by phone or email.

Drum Workshops Drum workshops are a great way to learn a new skill, communicate in a different way, team build, have fun at a party... and so much more! Josie will come to your venue with drums and facilitate a session catered to your needs. For more information and costs please make contact via email or phone.

Contact Josie 021 02 23 86 21 or josie.scott@xtra.co.nz

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