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.
Workshops at Baylys Beach 2022: Creative Ways to Explore Grief and Loss 11th & 12th February • Introduction to Sandplay 8th & 9th April • Rhythm Power – Drumming 4th & 5th November.
All workshops are experiential and provide plenty of opportunities to discuss the modalities and their implication for practice – please see below for more details on each workshop.
Cost per person is $475 which includes 2 nights’ accommodation (Thursday/Friday) at the beach ($400 for students). Workshop numbers are limited to six participants. A deposit of $100 is required to secure your place.
Please contact Josie for bookings or more information: 021 0223 8621 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area please enquire.
Creative Ways to Explore Grief and Loss
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th February 2022 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.
Introduction to Sandplay
Friday 8th and Saturday 9th April 2022 Baylys Beach
Sandplay involves the use of a tray of sand and miniature objects to offer people the opportunity to build and explore their world within a boundary that provides safety. There are many ways to utilise Sandplay including individual, couple and family work along with training, supervision and self-care.
This workshop offers participants the space to safely explore a variety of exercises using symbols and sand along with other creative modalities. All miniatures and other materials provided, bring a journal and your camera/phone.
Rhythm Power – Drumming
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2022 Baylys Beach
Putting together rhythms and looking at why this modality helps people in so many ways to heal and feel stronger in their lives will be the main focus of this workshop. If you work with groups of any age, or want to learn more about drumming and Rhythm Power then this workshop is for you! Drums and other percussion instruments provided.
Come and Drum!
Would you like to try something different?
Josie is keen to spread the drumming energy around!
Monthly Community Lunchtime Drum Sessions
Last Monday of each month WYCA, Rust Avenue, Whangarei
$10 per person. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – phone Josie 021 02 23 86 21
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 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 email@example.com