Creating Inner Harmony in the Midst of Emotional Tempests: The Cadence of Intentional Practice
Rosalind L. Heiko, Ph.D., CST-T & Shannon K. Yockey, LCSW, CST
Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 to 3 pm
Attuned play therapists enhance the rhythm of creating sand scenes, engaging in symbolic play and gaining deeper insights by deliberately and respectfully inviting client participation in mindfulness practice within current affective neurobiological and self-regulation frameworks.
Utilizing Buddhist, Jewish and Christian meditational traditions, we explore targeted therapeutic interventions with traumatized children using mindfulness, guided visualization and EMDR techniques.
Didactic presentation of mindful practices through three traditions will be enhanced by experiential play therapy exercises. Poetry, storytelling, guided imagery, simple movement, music and spiritual meditation will offer workshop participants powerful means to incorporate these forms of mindfulness in everyday personal and clinical practice.
1. Gain a deeper understanding of Dan Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” and how that applies to children’s deep work in Play Therapy and Sandplay.
2. Learn meaningful and practical ways to involve parents and guardians in their children's inner healing journey.
3. Enhance participants’ skills in creatively developing guided mindfulness and EMDR resourcing strategies in their own practice with children.
SANDPLAY THERAPISTS OF AMERICA 2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Connecting Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Sandplay
June 2 to 5, 2016 Chicago/ Skokie, Illinois
Skokie Doubletree Hotel
9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT for psychologists,
professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family
therapists, as well as Association for Play Therapy (APT) credits
Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2
Conference opens Thursday evening, June 2 with the
Dora Kalff Honorary Lecture delivered by Martin Kalff
Conference ends at noon, Sunday, June 5.