Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Tree of Life Training

Contact: Bel St Clair
P: 0400 231 288 E: belstclair@gmail.com W: www.willowbrookcottage.org

Location: Willow Brook Cottage (Launceston)
Date of Event: 07/10/2013          RSVP: 23/09/2013

Intended Audience: Teachers, social workers, psychologists, school chaplains

The Tree of Life is a methodology that allows children, young people and adults to talk about the hard times and trauma they have experienced in a way that builds stories of strength, hope and resilience.
The Tree of Life is a hopeful and inspiring approach to working with children, young people and adults who have experienced hard times. This methodology was co-developed through a partnership between REPSSI (www.repssi.org) and Dulwich Centre Foundation. Ncazelo Ncube (REPSSI) and David Denborough (Dulwich Centre Foundation) initially developed this Tree of Life approach to assist colleagues who work with children affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa. This approach has proved so successful and popular that it is now being used with children, young people, and adults in a wide range of countries across Africa, and also in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Nepal, the USA, and elsewhere. For more information please see The Dulwich Centre (http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/tree-of-life.html)

The training will held at Willow Brook Cottage (in Mowbray). The training will be led by Bel, who is a Social Worker and skilled Narrative Therapist and has been trained by the International Dulwich Centre Foundation In the Tree of Life methodology.

The Day will be experiential in order to allow participants to deliver the training in their own contexts, so please come expecting to engage in developing your own tree. No artistic skills necessary, simply a desire to learn, have fun and explore your stories in a small group environment.

Training is from 9:30-4:30 pm and is $55
Please see our website www.willowbrookcottage.org for more information.