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PSYCHODRAMA WORKSHOP

CAPE TOWN


You are invited to attend an experiential psychodrama workshop in Cape Town at the end of February. These half day workshops will give you an insight into how the medium works as well as give you an opportunity to work with your story in a new way. The last half hour of the workshop there will be an opportunity to answer questions about the techniques used if appropriate.

Space is limited to 12 people per workshop. You are welcome to attend one or both workshops. No previous experience or training necessary (though I will need you to answer a question or two before you book).

Facilitator: Paula Kingwill
Cost: Sliding scale R100 – R500 (50% deposit will secure your place)
Dates: 24 February, 9.30 am till 12.30, TOKAI
And
Dates: 28 February, 2 pm till 5 pm, WOODSTOCK

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

RESTFEST


What happens when you take a beautiful karoo farm, some crazy dreamers and a group of amazing experimental art making do-ers and put them together?? you get RESTFEST!

Come and make it happen with us! This is an experiment in “Make Your Own Festival” and we would like you to come and stir the pot with us. We are inviting all the willing and able who love making stuff happen, who are addicted to beauty (of all kinds), who don’t need cell phone reception, who love to collaborate and celebrate and play and learn together to join us in making RESTFEST 2017 an annual event.

There is space for about 30 or so campers on The Rest. You will be the crew and the performers. You don’t pay and you don’t get paid! We eat together once a day and we all contribute to making the wheel turn. Day trippers are invited too and can contribute an entrance fee according to their means. You can also bring an offering of a performance, a stall (selling home made goodies to eat or keep) or something else instead of paying an entrance fee.

Contact karoorest@gmail.com to find out more or to sign up!

Dates: 14 - 17 APRIL 2017, THE REST FARM, Eastern Cape

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

RECONNECT to your CREATIVITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professsional Development workshop (12 CPD points)


This workshop will support participants to reconnect with a powerful resource that will enrich their personal and professional life: their creativity. We will challenge the belief that you have to be a artistic genius before you are allowed to tap into your creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the part of themselves that CAN be creative and explore personal expression in a critic-free zone.

The aim of the workshop is to support participants to discover the rich resource of their own creativity, which will enable them, in turn, to support and encourage the creativity of those they work with. The workshop will reveal what becomes possible when people are encouraged to be creative together.

The workshop takes place in the pristine environment of the Sneeuberg Mountains where participants can integrate and reflect on what they have learned as well as observe the innate creativity of nature, of which they are also a part.

Anyone who works with people: older adults, adults, youth and children. For example:

  • Carers and parents
  • Child and youth care workers
  • Human Resources Personnel / Managers
  • School teachers (high, primary and pre-primary)
  • Social Workers

Karkou and Sanderson (2005) define creativity as “the capacity to find new and unexpected connections, new relationships and therefore new meanings” (p. 53). The focus of creativity in this workshop is not on the ability to create an artistic product, but rather on the process of creating or doing something new.

Workshop designed by Kirsten Meyer and Paula Kingwill
(Organisations can request this workshop to be run for a group of staff as part of a team building process at a mutually convenient date).

Element: Air
Facilitator: Paula Kingwill
Cost: Sliding scale based on what you can afford with a recommended price of R 3500, including meals and accommodation
Dates: 17 to 19 February 2017
Again
Dates: 18 - 20 August 2017
Organisations: The workshop can be run for your organisation at a time that suits you. Please contact me for a quote.

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

PURPOSE

RECONNECT TO YOUR PATH ON THIS PLANET

Do your head and your heart pull you in different directions on your life path? Are you at a crossroads or have you lost your focus? Do you need confirmation that you are doing the right thing? Using Drama Therapy and Expressive Movement, we will support you as you explore the answers to these questions. We will ground your discoveries through the art form and while you feel your feet on the earth, you will walk or dance the path in a way that honours your highest self. You will leave equipped with tools that will support you to stay true to your path.

Element: Water
Facilitator: Paula Kingwill and Sian Palmer
Cost: R5500 including meals and accommodation
Dates: To be confirmed. Please contact us if you are interested in this workshop.

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

Sian is an Expressive Movement facilitator & Drama Therapist with her MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (Sesame) from the University of London. Sian has extensive experience in the field of movement and embodied practice in a number of different settings and communities around South Africa. She has been facilitating Expressive Movement classes since 2009 & has attended movement meditation workshops by some of the founders of the ecstatic dance practices in both the UK & United States.

Reconnect Essence


Reconnect to the natural world and to yourself. Remind yourself of your own needs and creativity and in so doing restore your capacity to connect and be present with those around us. 

Paula uses creative techniques including Drama Therapy, Family Constellations, art making, meditation and walking in the natural environment. In Reconnect: Essence we reflect on the year that was, celebrate, honour, learn from and release our experiences and prepare ourselves for 2018. Through this process we are able to listen more deeply to our inner guidance and live more authentically going forward.

Element: Air
Facilitator: Facilitators: Paula Kingwill (registered dramatherapist)
Cost: Sliding scale R3800 - R6000 depending on accommodation choice (dorm, shared or single) including all meals and fees R500 non-refundable deposit secures your place. 
Dates: 1 to 4 December 2016

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

 

 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAID

 

 

Many thanks for all the work you do and the passion and care in which you execute it. It does my body, heart and soul good to know that I have spent time on your land in a safe space. I carry it wherever I go.

 

 

 

 

Bearing witness

CPD workshop for dramatherapists and dramatherapy interns


This two and a half day workshop is an opportunity to bear witness to, as well as re-energise, re-think, re-symbolise and re-connect with our identities as dramatherapists in globally changing times. The days will be divided into experiential, theoretical and case presentation sessions with ample time for personal and professional reflective practice.   Current academic research developments within the field will be explored, as well as the opportunity for open dialogue, community building and creative process.  (We have had some great suggestions of topics to cover and are open to hearing more from potential participants). 

We would like to invite the dramatherapy community to join us at The Rest for the opportunity to reconnect to each other and ourselves to our profession.  We are excited to meet newly qualified and qualifying dramatherapists and feel this workshop has  potential value for our developing community.

Facilitators: Paula Kingwill and Kirsten Meyer
Cost: Sliding scale based on what you can afford R 1000 - R 3500
Dates: 13 - 15 January 2017
Workshop includes: All accommodation, meals and teas, facilities and transport for KM. Car pooling recommended.

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

Reconnect Grounding

Reconnect to YourSelf and your Feet on the Earth


Do you feel like you are burning out? Are you running on empty but you still have to keep on giving? Do you have to look after everyone else but you have forgotten how to look after yourself?

Come to Reconnect on The Rest and remember the source of your energy. Reconnect to yourself and your feet on the earth. .

This workshop will be an opportunity to slow down and feel your feet on the ground. Listen a little deeper to earth and to your body. What are the messages that you are missing? What is stopping you from hearing those messages?

You will be invited to connect to the space around you and journey inwards using playful and creative processes that may illuminate internal resources that you have been ignoring. We will take a little time to release that which is making our steps heavy.

Element: Earth
Facilitators: Paula Kingwill
Cost: Sliding scale R3800 - R6000 depending on accommodation choice (dorm, shared or single) including all meals and fees R500 non-refundable deposit secures your place. Bursaries and exchanges available.
Dates: 24 - 27 March 2017

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

Reconnect Interdependence

Reconnect to the people who make your world


As we become more grounded and better able to connect to our own needs and limits, so we are better able to connect and be present with those around us. Relationships with our partners, families and communities can bring joy and lightness to life instead of stress and heartache. Using creative techniques, we will explore what stops us from being able to love and to be loved fully and deeply. Here we will explore our place within the web of people that make meaning in our lives, and learn how we can be part of enriching that web. We also bring awareness to our interdependence with humans, animals and our planet.

Come to this winter workshop deep in the Sneeuberg mountains and ignite your inner fire!

Facilitators: Paula Kingwill & Sian Palmer
Cost: Sliding scale R3800 - R6000 depending on accommodation choice (dorm, shared or single) including all meals and fees R500 non-refundable deposit secures your place. Bursaries and exchanges available.
Dates: 28 June - 1 July 2017

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Paula received her masters in Drama Therapy in California in 2000 and has been working as a dramatherapist in and around South Africa ever since. In 2010 she made the big move back to her family farm in the Karoo and took on the challenge of farming cattle and caring for the land. In 2014 she began the project of building a workshop space that can enable to realization of a life-long dream: to ignite and share the healing power of the land she lives on using the training and experience she has gathered.

Sian is an Expressive Movement facilitator & Drama Therapist with her MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (Sesame) from the University of London. Sian has extensive experience in the field of movement and embodied practice in a number of different settings and communities around South Africa. She has been facilitating Expressive Movement classes since 2009 & has attended movement meditation workshops by some of the founders of the ecstatic dance practices in both the UK & United States.

 

Life Writing with Dawn Garisch


Life writing is not only about developing technical skills. It is also a way to reflect and grow awareness. The tools we need to write about what we imagine we know best – our memories and desires – are also tools we need to live more creatively, less anxiously. If you are writing fiction or poetry, life writing skills help to deepen observation.

Imagination is an extraordinary tool. Over three days at this beautiful residential retreat we will reclaim imagination as a means to release ourselves into awe and creativity, connectedness and purpose, awareness and pleasure. Through identifying and engaging with the images that shape our time on earth, we will find refreshing approaches to put our personal stories down on the page.

Beginner writers are welcome.

Facilitators: Dawn Garisch
Cost: Sliding scale R3800 - R6000 depending on accommodation choice (dorm, shared or single) including all meals and fees R500 non-refundable deposit secures your place. Bursaries and exchanges available. A deposit of R500 secures your place.
Dates: 3 - 5 November 2017

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Dawn Garisch has had five novels, a work of non-fiction and a collection of poetry published, a play and short film produced, and has written for television, magazines and newspapers. Three novels have been published in the UK. In 2010 Trespass was short-listed for the Commonwealth prize in Africa, and in 2011 her poem Miracle won the EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award. A non-fiction work, Eloquent Body, and a memoir, Dance With Suitcase, were published recently. She runs workshops on writing and creative method, is a practising medical doctor and lives in Cape Town.

 

Being here; Now - Family Constellations with Tanja Meyburgh

Finding belonging through family systems constellations


You are not alone. You are deeply connected either consciously or unconsciously to your family, your ancestors and to nature. You are here now as a result of the loves, losses and longings of thousands of ancestors. You are here now as a result of the survival force of life itself to go on. Often despite our best intentions we are stuck in perpetuating patterns of the past, in playing out roles that we don’t want, and struggling to shift things despite the work that we do.

This gathering at a beautiful farm near Nieu Bethesda is for all of us. Because in this longing, to belong and be in relationship, we are all the same. 

Using Family, Systems and Nature Constellation as well as creative process and the natural surroundings of the Karoo, we will explore what it means to belong, to connect to the land, to find our ancestral gifts, and enter into deeper relationships with ourselves and others. We will find a new way of belonging that sets us free to be present to what is happening in the world, right here, right now.

 

(see more http://tanjameyburgh.co.za)

Facilitators: Tanja Meyburgh

There are the following workshop options:
Single room accommodation fee:
R5800 (inclusive of all meals, refreshments and facilitation)
Shared room accommodation fee:
R4800 (inclusive of all meals, refreshments and facilitation)
Dorm room accommodation fee:
R3800 (inclusive of all meals, refreshments and facilitation)

* There will also be an Open Constellation session with Tanja on Wednesday 18 Oct, 2-5pm; R100 for visitors (free for workshop participants)

Dates: 18 - 21 October 2017

 

 

Facilitators

 

 

Tanja Meyburgh is founder and director of African Constellations and has specialised in facilitating and training family and systems constellations since 2003. She also has a background in eco-therapy, process oriented art, and African traditional cosmology which all infuse her experiential and body-based practice with creativity and ceremonial process. Tanja is known for creating a safe, challenging yet gentle space for deep healing to unfold.