Aotearoa Workshops

Open to trainees and other professionals

Workshops listed here are open to trainees and other professionals. Please read the description of the workshop and check eligibility with the organiser.

Paul Baakman Workshop – Freedom to Act

Nelson: 6-7-8 April 2018. Surplus reality opens up our imagination to see other worlds and possibilities.   Psychodrama production becomes artful when participants are able to release themselves from the constraints of the cultural conserve (‘from how things are usually done’). They go through an inner process which creates the freedom to become creative, and artistic. Trainer: Paul Baakman

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Rising up – A Psychodrama Training Workshop

Wellington: April 13 – 15, 2018. The psychodrama method has at its heart the matter of action, of active productive participation. The theatre that Moreno created was envisioned to be a ‘safe retreat for unsuspected revolution, to offer unlimited possibilities for spontaneity research’. Trainer: Chris Hosking

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Psychodrama and the Art of Play

Christchurch: Workshop Postponed. New dates will be set as soon as possible.. Workshop Leaders Sara Crane and Claire Guy. A professional development workshop for those who work or live with children. This workshop is suitable for carers, educators, parents, teachers, social workers therapists and anyone who spends time with children or wants to develop their own ability to be more playful.

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Writing Retreat — Mt Lyford

Mt. Lyford: 25 – 27 May 2018. An residential weekend workshop, open for all trainees, including from other institutes.  Two three hour structured sessions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  These sessions include writing, conversation and drama to assist the writing. Maximum number of 8 participants.

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Applied Sociometry for Leaders and Managers

Dunedin: 14 June 2018. Workshop Leader: Diana Jones. This experientially based training includes both theoretical and practical components. As managers and leaders, your role is to help people shift from giving bureaucratic soulless responses to being helpful and purposeful. Why isn’t this easy?

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Working with Couples

Christchurch: 6 – 8 July 2018: Gain confidence and competence in working with couples. This experiential workshop is for people who work with couples. Psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers and others in the health professions can benefit from attending this group. The workshop will suit people trained and experienced in any couple therapy modality to …

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Reaching Firm Ground

Wellington: July 27-29, 2018. Trainers: Jenny Hutt and Bev Hosking. What have you discovered so far about finding firm ground in working relationships? This includes firm ground for yourself, and your clients finding it with each other? Even with many personal and professional experiences to draw on, some situations may still perplex you, need further exploration, and call for you to refine or develop your approach.

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A psychodrama training workshop

Wellington: September 28 – 30, 2018. Trainer: Chris Hosking. This 3-day psychodrama training workshop aims to bring about a greater knowledge of the theory and practice of psychodrama and will involve teaching and supervised practice.

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Spontaneity Training

Christchurch. 26 – 28 October 2018. Led by Sara Crane. This training weekend invites you to become truly spontaneity. Through a variety of shared experiences, you will start to develop new responses to old situations. Building your sociometric connections within the group will enable you to recognise your abilities and develop new roles.

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