Incorporating Creativity, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Nature & Play
Presentations and Trainings...
Sandtray Training in Murfreesboro TN in July 2018.
Being creative in play therapy with a small group at Centerstone in Tullahoma in 2018.
Children's Justince Conference Oct 2018. Helpers of children are Superheroes!
Play Therapy "Fun"damentals! Adults can play too!
One of my favorite things to do is present and train for mental health professionals- especially things about creativity, play and expressive therapies, Nature-based trainings including NaturePlay Therapy, and professional self-care. I began by presenting foundational play therapy trainings locally for area agencies, group and conferences. I have presented keynotes, as well as entire two-day conferences. I also provide virtual trainings to be anywhere! I am able to tailor a program for agencies or specific locations- no group is too small or too large.
I have enjoyed presenting in many states in the U.S., including Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee (my home state), Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington D.C., as well as in England. I have also presented virtually to groups in Australia and Canada, and have more presentations coming soon to groups in Australia and China. Some of these groups are for play therapists, social workers and/or other mental health practioners, but also for other groups about the value of play and nature for emotional wellness.
I have also started doing more trainings about professional self-care, as well as workplace stress, fatigue and burnout. Initially for mental health professionals, I am now offering these for those in other professions too!
Labyrinth walking and forest bathing was part of our Self-Care retreat experience.
I was part of Dr. Schaefer's 2019 International Play Therapy Study Group at Wroxton in Oxfordshire, England (pictured here), and then once again in 2022.
I now offer self-care retreats in November of each year. The pictures here are from the first one I led in 2021.
The best way to learn and practice about self-care while surrounded with beautiful nature!
Let's experience the healing power of nature for self-care at my next retreat! I have
my annual fall retreat coming up on Nov. 3 - 5, 2023. Registration will open in July!