Drawing and Talking
This event will take place between 9:00am and 3:00pm on 23/04/2019.
Drawing and Talking is a safe, easy to learn method of working with pupils, in both primary and secondary schools, to help with underlying emotional difficulties that may be affecting their learning and behaviour. The core of the method is encouraging pupils to draw with a person with whom they feel comfortable, regularly, at the same time each week, and this person asking some non-intrusive questions about the pupil’s drawings. Over time, a symbolic resolution is found to old conflicts, old trauma is healed, and the pupil is more able to control their behaviour and better able to access the curriculum.
- The foundation course consists of a full day’s training. It is suitable for anyone who is working with primary or secondary school pupils.
- No previous knowledge, training or experience is necessary.
- Participants will learn how to put this simple technique into practice. They will learn how to get started, how to run a session and how to deal with common problems which can arise.
- Participants will be expected to draw but no special artistic ability is necessary as it is solely to practise, experience and create the sessions for them and people with whom they will be working.
- By the end of the training, participants should be confident to get started in their own schools or clinics.
Training is designed for: Head Teachers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, SENCO’s, Pastoral Care, Family Support Teams or anyone working with children.