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Creative Therapy with Children Seeking Asylum

  • 4th Feb 2021
  • Sheetal Amin

The universal languages of play and creativity can be crucial to work with unaccompanied minors who have arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As we mark Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, with its theme of ‘Express Yourself’, Integrative Arts Therapist Sheetal Amin invites us to listen to some of the experiences these children share with her – and reflects on the role of creative practice in helping them externalise and make sense of their trauma.  

Supporting Young Schoolchildren: Creative Approaches

  • 3rd Feb 2021
  • Anna Atkinson

How can we help children find safety, feel grounded, and express themselves during the Covid outbreak? As we mark Children’s Mental Health Week, arts counsellor Anna Atkinson shares useful creative approaches from her work in a primary school inclusion team – and reflects on when a simple online game might actually be the best intervention.

Creative Meetings: Inclusive Practice with Young People

  • 2nd Feb 2021
  • Anthea Benjamin

If we are to work inclusively with young people, then truly creative practice may mean therapy in a football court or on a street corner rather than in a room packed with art materials. As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Arts Psychotherapist, Adolescent Counsellor and Group Analyst Anthea Benjamin reflects on the importance of meeting children where they really are.

Children’s Mental Health Week: Creativity Conference

  • 1st Feb 2021
  • Blog Editor

Why is creativity so essential for children’s mental health? How can we support and encourage imagination and self-expression in young people? Join world leading trauma therapist Bessel van der Kolk and poet Lemn Sissay MBE at PESI UK’s joint online conference as part of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2021.

Body Image Issues 5/5: The Nervous System

  • 29th Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

A narrowed Window of Tolerance is typical in clients who are struggling with food and body image issues. In the final blog of her essential series, psychologist, psychotherapist and author Dr Nicole Schnackenberg shares tools for helping clients to soothe and regulate their physiological systems – paving the way for deeper emotional exploration, and leaving damaging safety behaviours behind.

Transgenerational Trauma: A Personal Account

  • 22nd Jan 2021
  • Helena Hargaden

Many of our clients may be bearing the wounds of history without knowing it. To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day, relational transactional analyst Dr Helena Hargaden shares her own experience of unconscious transgenerational trauma, and reflects on the transformative power of her Jungian analysis with a Rabbi.

Body Image Issues 4/5: The Sensory System

  • 22nd Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

We experience the world through at least eight senses, all of which impact on how we notice and process our emotional states. In the penultimate blog of her series on working with clients who struggle with food and body image issues, psychologist, psychotherapist and author Dr Nicole Schnackenberg draws on Polyvagal and attachment theory to explain how sensory profiling can help.

Suicidality: An IFS Perspective

  • 18th Jan 2021
  • Sue Smith

How can thinking in terms of our clients’ and our own internal parts help us work with suicidality? What ‘positive intentions’ could be at play within a client who is considering suicide? Internal Family Systems workshop facilitator and psychotherapist, Sue Smith, outlines the IFS approach, including the importance of asking each part of a suicidal client for its own story

Body Image Issues 3/5: Sense of Self

  • 14th Jan 2021
  • Nicole Schnackenberg

At the heart of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder lies a desperate striving to feel worthy of love. Continuing her series on body image issues, Dr Nicole Schnackenberg, psychologist, psychotherapist and author of False Bodies, True Selves, discusses how to work with a client’s false and fragmented sense of self.

Hope in Therapy

  • 11th Jan 2021
  • Denis O'Hara

What place does hope occupy in therapy? What about during a global pandemic? As we look to the year ahead, Professor of Counselling Dr Denis O’Hara discusses the nature of hope, its power to shape our futures, and the role therapists can play in helping clients to discover, uncover, or even create their own hopes.