OCSW Autumn workshop series
Explorations in Psycho-Spiritual Care:
Creativity and human flourishing 2019
A series of personal and professional development workshops
for health & social care professionals, counsellors & psychotherapists, chaplains and faith leaders who want to deepen their practice of psycho-spiritual care. Open to people of all faiths and beliefs, the 2019 course is presented by experienced arts practitioners working in four different fields.
What participants said about previous workshops:
'Truly inspirational and insightful' (2017)
'Life changing and life affirming' (2018)
Day 1: 17 September - Kate Binnie, Senior Research Associate at the Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol; music therapist, yoga and mindfulness teacher.
Breath-Sound-Voice; exploring the building blocks for authentic communication through music.
Music has been used as a therapeutic tool to support physical, psychological, social integration and wellbeing since time began.
We will work with the basic building blocks of musical communication (breath-sound-voice and body rhythm) to build confidence in our ability to communicate and connect beneath and beyond words. We will explore the history and theoretical underpinnings around breath-sound-voiced communication, think about how we can apply some of the practical ideas to our clinical settings and enjoy the session for our own creative development and self-expression.
Day 2: 15 October - Mezze Eade, Participation Director at Oxford Playhouse.
How you attend to life changes. What it is you see and find? In this workshop you will participate in drama games and exercises to help you step back and reflect, and we will share actors' tools to help you feel ready and to be present in day to day life.
Day 3: 19 November - Dr Jim Harris, art historian and Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator at the Ashmolean Museum.
Then and Now: the museum as reflective and recreative space.
Jim Harris has worked with psychiatrists to provide opportunities for them to reflect on their professional practice in the light of historical images from the Ashmolean. This session will explore that work and the capacity of museum collections to stimulate agile, inclusive, restorative conversations.
Day 4: 10 December - Tom Cox, Artscape Project Manager at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The Work before the Work: Exploring our Imagination.
This session will explore creativity and how the creative process can be used to increase one's own wellbeing.
'¢ Each day begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Teas and coffees included.
'¢ The themes of each day will be developed by speakers in the morning (10am to 1pm) and considered together in facilitated reflective practice groups in the afternoon (2 to 4pm).
'¢ Participants are expected to bring material from their own practice as it relates to each day's theme.
'¢ At the end of the course there will be opportunity to consolidate learning in an optional 3,000 word essay; reading lists will be provided each week.
Combined fee for all four workshops
Earlybird rate by 26 August: £195 +VAT.
After 26 August: £240 +VAT.
Early bird booking form:
Please attend at least 3 of the 4 dates: 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 Dec.
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford (except morning 19 Nov at Ashmolean Museum).