Monday, May 30, 2016

NC Sandplay Training sponsored presentation at the STA National Conference:

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.

Learning Objectives
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.

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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
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Pre-conference Workshops
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.