Using the African Wildebeest Great Migration as a metaphor, participants will learn how to utilize play therapy theories and interventions to address intergenerational trauma. Participants will explore the life cycles of families across multiple generations including birth, growth, grief/loss and adaptation to change. Through art, nature, storytelling, body, and mindfulness interventions, participants will explore themes of adaptation, cooperation, resilience and creating meaning in traumatic circumstances. Within small groups, participants will utilize animal archetypes to create a written, illustrated story integrating all of these concepts. The workshop concludes with a large group enactment of each group’s completed stories.
As an addendum to the training, participants are invited to engage in off-site experiential and other educational activities related to the learning content. These activities are supplemental, at an additional cost, are not required as participating in the workshop and are not available for continuing education credit. Details about excursions as well as registration and costs will be made available as the travel gets closer.
* Airfare is not included. Participants will be required to meet travel and entry requirements including having a valid passport, tourist VISA, required immunizations, and COVID testing (if required) and are responsible for all costs associated with these requirements. Participants are encouraged to obtain travel insurance and consult with their medical provider about risks for international travel.