"Ellie is an outstanding trainer and a truly inspirational person. Everytime I see her talk I feel like it changes my life a little bit." (previous delegate)
Since the early days of the cave, fire stories have helped children and adults to make sense of their lives. Metaphor, symbol, archetypes and the familiar shape of a beginning, a middle and an end all help to make stories powerful containers for both the child and the practioner. In this training you will learn how to use stories and storytelling to enable children to communicate deeply about their feelings and their lives. You will gain an understanding of the profoundly important role that storytelling has played in human development and how to harness this to support children to develop a coherent narrative of self. Experiential practise will build your confidence in both telling stories and supporting children to tell their own stories in creative and rich ways.
Trainer: Ellie Baker
Ellie Baker is a UKCP registered Integrative Child Psychotherapist, Trainer in Integrative Adult and Child Psychotherapy, Adolescent Counselling, Parent-Child Therapy and Emotional Literacy (IATE, London). Ellie has 28 years of experience in the field of Psychotherapy and Psychology working with adults, adolescents and children. As well as working in hospitals, schools and private practise she has run Parenting Groups, Emotional Literacy groups and Art Therapy Groups. Ellie is a Consultant, Principal Educator in Trauma Informed Practice (www.traumsinformedschools.co.uk), Trainer in Parenting and Communication Skills and Whole School Approach. She is founder of HeartSpace - Holistic, Education and Art Related Therapies.