Saturday: Working with Anger
This workshop will take participants through some of the art therapy processes that can help with work on anger and anger management. It is modelled on Marian’s work in the Inner City Mental Health Service, Bristol, and has application to anyone wanting to look at their own anger, as well as those working with angry clients.
Exercises will include consideration of what anger is, whether it is good or bad, physical symptoms, what may lie underneath anger and the contribution of relaxation.
Sunday: Working with Conflict
Conflict is an emotive subject. This day course is about finding new ways to look at it. There will be a variety of practical art exercises to gain insights into different aspects of conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, including first reactions to conflict, handling conflict non-verbally and conflict arising in sharing space.
Participants will use drawing/painting as a step towards resolving conflicts, working with others on the course. The aim is for participants to acquire a greater awareness of different aspects of conflict, and how to work with conflict constructively. A set of handouts will accompany this course.
Although this is designed as a 2-day weekend workshop, you may prefer to attend just Saturday or Sunday.
Marian Liebmann has worked in art therapy with offenders, with women’s groups and community groups, and more recently in the Inner City Mental Health Team in Bristol where she has developed work on anger issues. She lectures on art therapy at several universities in the UK and Ireland. She works in restorative justice, mediation and conflict resolution, and has run Art, Conflict and Anger workshops in many countries. She has written/edited twelve books, including Art Therapy and Anger and Arts Approaches to Conflict. She now has a small private supervision practice and travels widely for workshops and conferences.