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. The course is open to people of all faiths and beliefs.

Course dates: 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 Dec.

Venue: Oxford Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford.


What participants said about previous workshops:

‘Truly inspirational and insightful’ (2017)

‘Life changing and life affirming’ (2018)

Combined fee for all four workshops:  £240 + VAT.

Half price for Oxford Health NHS FT staff.

Bookings close 11 September.

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PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are now CLOSED for this event 

Full details about all workshops (2pp A4 docx).

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Course overview

Workshop 1  Tue 17 Sep 2019 

Kate Binnie  

Senior Research Associate, Bristol Medical School

Breath-Sound-Voice; exploring the building blocks for authentic communication through music

This session 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.  

Workshop 2  Tue 15 Oct 2019 

Mezze Eade

Participation Director, Oxford Playhouse

Being Present

This workshop will feature 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.

Workshop 3  Tue 19 Nov 2019 

Dr Jim Harris

Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator, Ashmolean Museum

Then and Now: the museum as reflective and recreative space

This session will explore Jim’s work with psychiatrists and the capacity of museum collections to stimulate agile, inclusive, and restorative conversations.

Workshop 4  Tue 10 Dec 2019 

Tom Cox

Artscape Project Manager, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

The Work before the Work: Exploring our Imagination 

In this session we will enjoy our own creativity and explore how the creative process can be used to increase our wellbeing.

Course format

  • 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 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.

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