Working with Children: Oaklander-based Arts Intensive

9th – 13th April 2018
with Jon Blend

The Gestalt Centre, London

This ‘hands on’ experiential Gestalt workshop caters for counsellors, psychotherapists, and health and education professionals undertaking therapeutic work with children. It may also interest those wishing to explore their own relationship with creativity and play. The course draws inspiration from the pioneering work of Dr. Violet Oaklander whose approach puts the relationship between therapist and child at the heart of the therapeutic process. Participants will explore the following arts modalities: drawing/painting, clay, sand- tray, creative writing and improvised music making.

For details / application, please see here.

Jon Blend is an adult and child psychotherapist, international trainer and supervisor with thirty years experience of working with children and families He is guest tutor with the Oaklander foundation and recently helped co-found the UK branch of the European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People.His publications include a chapter in Relational Child, Relational Brain. Jon performs with Playback South Theatre Company, is a teaching member of the Guild of Lifemusicians and hosts AAGT’s Child and Adolescent Interest Group (CAIG).