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Date TBC | Day Workshop | Dare We Laugh at our Selves

Do you find laughing at yourself helpful in overcoming difficulties and resolving problems? Get to know your different sub-selves and identify which may have become overbearing or too loud for your own good?

When we laugh we relax our muscles, enhance our breathing and raise our ‘feel-good’ chemicals known as endorphins and enkephalins. This can be an ideal psycho-physiological state in which to face some of our issues. In this workshop the aim will be to free yourself from dominating unhelpful sub-selves by getting you to see the funny side of how they are having an adverse affect on your behaviour.

Developed from the work of Frank Farrelly in the 1970s, this creative CPD workshop will introduce the key concepts and principles underlying the use of humour and reverse psychology for self-improvement. With art-making, pair-work and live demonstrations to show how we can use humour to support ourselves as well as each other, you are likely to leave this workshop feeling energised and motivated to change unhelpful behavioural patterns.

Warning: This workshop is not for the faint-hearted! It is open to anyone who is ready to harness their sense of humour to promote positive changes. Come prepared to be challenged, be playful and grow.

”I would like to thank you both for the laughing with clients CPD workshop you ran… I found it to be an immensely enriching experience.”   -Art Therapy trainee

Course facilitators:

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Brian Kaplan – Author and Provocative Therapist and Hephzibah Kaplan, Art psychotherapist and Director of London Art Therapy Centre. Brian and Hephzibah’s book, Almost Happy: Pushing your buttons with Reverse Psychology will be published in 2020.

Next Workshop

Date:  July workshop postponed to 2021, pls email for details and bookings
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course fees:

Employer funded  £144 incl. vat
Self-funded           £120 incl. vat
Trainees                £108 incl. vat

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