Saturday, 18 July 2020

Language, metaphor and symbolism - Online workshop



10am - 2pm Saturday 8th August

In this online Zoom workshop Evelina De Lain introduces us to Internal family systems, clean language and symbolic modelling techniques. 

Evelina De Lain is a Guinness world record holder (Highest Piano Concert in the World – Himalayas 5000m), musician, educator, therapist, adventurer, high performance coach and author of the upcoming book “Extreme Music. Creativity and Self-Actualization on Top of the World”.

Evelina’s work relies on ideas of self-actualization, hero’s journey, archetypal events, inner alignment and “parts” integration. 

She will introduce you to the ideas of ‘Clean Language’ and ‘Symbolic modelling’ which only uses clients content. This is deep metaphorical work that can be used in any setting and within any other coaching or therapeutic technique. We will go over main ‘clean questions’ and will have a few short demo sessions. 
She will touch on ‘Internal Family systems’ and how to use the notion of ‘parts’ to create a more integrative view of ourselves. 
Sharing a framework to integrate these two methods – we can work with internal systems in a ‘clean way’. 


“Symbolic modelling is a therapeutic and coaching process developed by psychotherapists Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, based on the work of counselling psychologist David Grove. Using Grove's clean language, a progressive questioning technique using clients' exact words, the facilitator works with a client's self-generating metaphors to clarify personal beliefs, goals, and conflicts, and to bring about meaningful change. Because of its reliance on emergence and self-organisation it has been called a "post-modern oriented therapeutic approach”.

"The symbolic modelling process guides the client through an exploration of the client's own metaphors, their organization, interactions, and patterns. These embodied metaphors can restrict a client's ways of viewing the world and his or her coping strategies, due to the inner logic prescribed by the metaphors. Without shifting these metaphors, lasting change may be difficult, as the embodied mind may continue to work within the constraints of this old paradigm. Through the facilitation the client can discover how these metaphors can change to meet their desired outcomes, transformative shifts can occur within a client's "metaphor landscape", bringing about meaningful change on cognitive, affective and behavioral levels.”

“The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) is an integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz in the 1980s. It combines systems thinking with the view that the mind is made up of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities. 
IFS focuses on the relationships between parts and between the Self. The goal of IFS is to have a cooperative and trusting relationship between the Self and each part. There are three primary types of relationships between parts: protection, polarization, and alliance.
IFS proponents claim to have a "complete" form of individual therapy that is used for the full range of human development, from the healing of trauma to personal and spiritual growth.”

After the workshop we will experience a live piano performance of an original piece of music by Evelina.

We will then make art in response to the workshop, music and our experiences.

Finally we will share our art making ands reflections. 

I look forward to seeing you there. 
Melissa 

NATE online creative gathering



10am - 2pm, Saturday 1st August 

You are warmly invited to join an online creative gathering via Zoom.

This will be a great opportunity for all members of NATE, but especially for members that live far from Manchester and have previously been unable to travel to Manchester for our usual meetings and workshops at the gallery. This will be a chance for us to meet new faces, and get to know each other as a group. 

I have organised the gathering so there is plenty of time for us to share our experiences and how we have adapted our practice during lockdown. We will reflect together on how this has impacted our client work and careers.

I will guide you in a creative visualisation, and we will do a number of creative exercises. 

Before lockdown we would gather in person within the gallery. So with our online gathering we will be experiencing international virtual gallery tours as part of the gathering.

We will make art work in response to the day and our experiences over the past few months. 

Then we will come together and share our art work and personal reflections.

Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will send you the zoom link and details. 

I look forward to seeing you next week. 

Melissa 

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Connection and embodiment



BAAT NATE SIG agenda, 7th December 2019

10am

Introductions

10.30am 

Referrals and outcomes forms discussion and creation of bespoke forms. 

11.30am

Connection and embodiment discussion and creative connection and embodiment exercises around the gallery while visiting the exhibitions. 

Elizabeth Price: A LONG MEMORY

Bringing together many new and acclaimed works, this exhibition engages with Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.

Unreformed: Wallpaper and Design Diversity


Tapestries


1.30pm 

Lunch 

2.30pm

Art making in response to the day’s events

4.30pm

Finish 

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Liminal worlds



BAAT NATE Agenda 
Whitworth Art Gallery
28thSeptember 2019 

10am 
Introductions

10.30am 
Noemi Scotellaro Massimi presents her training ‘Liminal worlds: Childhood and cults’ 

Noemi is a BACP registered counsellor who works in an integrative way using a person-centred approach and expressive therapies (including writing therapy, psychodrama, creative therapy...). She is also a poet, an actress and a dancer, and she values the therapeutic power of the arts paired with psychotherapy.

She is specialised in working with cult survivors and people who experienced coercive control, having explored this subject through her studies including a masters in coercive control , through her professional practice with clients, and also drawing from her personal experience of growing up in a cult.

TRAINING: 

Liminal worlds: childhood and cults

- What is a cult?
- Growing up in a cult, memoir of a child - Noemi’s childhood story 
- A matter of identity, how identity is shaped in children within a cult 
- Social isolation- the world inside vs the world outside the cult
- Fears - psychological terrorism in children
- How to detect controlling influences in children’s behaviour 
- How to work therapeutically with children exposed to coercive control 
- Psychodrama exercise: healing the wounds

12.30pm
Lunch 

1.30pm
Visit to the exhibitions 

Anya Gallaccio: Steel tree
A new permanent commission in Whitworth Park by artist Anya Gallaccio, exploring themes of loss, memory and physical presence in both nature and architecture.

LI Yuan-chia: Unusual photographs
A group of Li’s lyrical hand coloured photographs of himself, his sculpture and garden at Banks is shown alongside the artist’s own collection of film cameras. Mostly set in the quiet of autumn and winter, these photographs convey a melancholy beauty from the last years of the artist’s life.

Ibrahim Mahama: Parliament ghosts 
MIF19 World Premiere: This major installation reflects on the half-forgotten history of Ibrahim Mahama’s home country: Ghana, whose journey from British colony to independent nation was completed barely 60 years ago.

Cezanne at the Whitworth 
This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.

2.15pm 
Art making in response to the day

3.15pm 
Reflections on the art and days experiences 

4pm
End of the day






Friday, 3 May 2019

Past, present and future


BAAT NATE agenda 04/05/2019, Whitworth Art gallery, Manchester

10am 
Introductions and discussion on the past, present and future of education in the UK. How our own experiences have shaped our practice, and what we predict for the future of creativity within the education system.  

10.30am
Life story sculpture workshop
A stroll around Whitworth park collecting objects for our workshop. 
Create a 3d sculptural timeline art piece reflecting our past, present and future. 
Group discussion.

12.30pm
Visit to the gallery exhibitions 
Joy For Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market
Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil (including Manchester teenagers interpretations and reflections on the current political agenda)


1.30pm
Lunch in the café 


2.30pm
Art making and reflections on the day’s events.



4pm
End of the day



Monday, 1 October 2018

A playful introduction to Psychodrama techniques Attunement, role reversal and doubling.

BAAT NATE Agenda 13/10/18


10am
Introductions 

11am
A playful introduction to Psychodrama techniques
Attunement, role reversal and doubling with dramatherapist and Psychodramatist Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel.

1pm
Lunch

2pm
Visit to the gallery exhibitions 
Breathe– exploring the relationship between art and mindfulness 
Kate Haywood –Kate makes intriguing, surreal sculptures in finely modelled porcelain with colourful textiles, glass and metallic elements. Frequently inspired by found objects from long ago and far away. Haywood’s works are designed to engage our imagination and senses. 

3pm
Art making in response to the themes of the day.

4pm
End of the day 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Narrative and Traditional Tales

BAAT NATE Agenda
16/06/18


10am
Introductions and discussion about tools and recourses we add to our Art therapy tool kit. 

10.45am
Tradition Tales tool workshop delivered by Carol Arnold. 

“There is a large amount of literature on the history and interpretation of traditional and fairy tales, which reveals a prevailing interest in them. Some of the literature indicates that these tales could be useful in therapy. The distance provided by discussing a story instead of directly addressing anxieties, as well as an inherent sense of justice present in the stories, appeared to help clients express themselves. In particular, the language of metaphor and symbolism in traditional and fairy tales seems similar to that of Art Therapy.

Little research into the specific use of traditional and fairy tales in Art Therapy appeared to exist, so I designed an exploratory study using a small sample of children, which was conducted over 4 weeks. The study indicated that the participants were able to engage quickly with the traditional tale and use it to express their feelings about their difficulties in unique and individual ways. 

I have since used the 4 week traditional tales tool  in therapy sessions both with adults and children and would like to share it with you all.

"Fairy stories loosen the chains of the imagination. They give you things to think with - images to think with - and the sense that all things are possible"   (Pullman, 2014)” 
Carol Arnold

12.45pm 

Lunch 

1.45pm 

Visit to the gallery exhibitions 

Speech acts: Reflection-Imagionation-Repertition:

Through the work of more than 40 artists, Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination- Repetition considers how public museums reflect and shape our collective imagination, and examines how exhibitions can affect these shared narratives. This exhibition shows how artworks can nurture new stories if they are shown in ways beyond the limited frames of biography and identity.

Annie Swynnerton: Painting light and hope 

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester born painter Annie Swynnerton, a pioneering professional artist who challenged convention in art and life.

2.45pm 

Reflective Art making in response to the day

4pm finish 

: Painting Light andHope