Although it’s very important to maintain the distinction between art and therapy, participatory artists are often in positions where they need to support their participants’ mental health. This training is specifically for artists and facilitators and takes a person-centred approach to understanding trauma and incorporating this understanding into your creative practice.
This training will:
Provide an overview of the physiology of trauma and an insight from the perspective of a clinical psychotherapist;
Unpick popular perceptions and misuse of language around trauma and PTSD;
Offer practical tips for creating safe spaces for participants and avoiding practices which may retraumatise participants;
Create a space to explore problem solving using real-life scenarios.
This event is aimed at artists working in communities, theatre-makers and activists interested in using the arts as a tool for positive change.