Play, Therapy and the Polyvagal System

with Natalie Hadiprodjo

Saturday 29th June 2019, 10am – 4pm

Following on from last year’s popular training, ‘The Biology of Play’, this workshop will review the structure of the brain and its functioning in relation to stress and trauma.

We will explore the polyvagal theory in more detail, including its implications for post-traumatic play and creative therapies and the importance of therapist arousal and self-regulation. Natalie will share video material from her recent research into the physiological responses of children and therapists during Play Therapy, and there will be opportunities for some experiential exercises.

This training is suitable for counsellors and therapists working creatively, as well as anyone interested in the neurobiology of therapy. It will contain new material for those who have attended Natalie’s previous training but this is not required.

Natalie recently complete a PhD in Play Therapy at the University of Roehampton, focusing on incorporating heart rate variability measures into narrative story stem assessment and play therapy intervention.

The training will be held in Showroom 5 of Sheffield Showroom Workstation, an accessible venue in Sheffield City Centre. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and a light lunch will be provided.

Please go to our EventBrite page to secure your place. Terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be found here.

Cost: £120 standard; £100 for students
Early Bird discount: £100 standard; £80 for students
(all prices include VAT)