This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on non-verbal communication. This may include, for example, clients who are learning disabled, those with dementia or who have lost the capacity to speak.
Through movement and our bodies, we can experience our world and the world of others. We communicate through more than just words and there are times when nonverbal components can make up the majority of interpersonal communication.
In this workshop, we will explore how nonverbal communication is important and how it aids communication and relationships. Become aware of your own communication style and the cultural influences you bring with you. Reconnect with the potential of nonverbal communication to convey emotional states, provide feedback to others and express yourself through movement. Rediscover the role of movement and your body in communication and relationships. This is an experiential workshop, so participants will be encouraged to engage with movement. Please dress suitably.
The following are eligible for Concessionary Fee
Current Students, Goldsmith Alumni, People with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, Unemployed, Carers and Members of Professional Bodies; BACP, UKCP, ADMP, BAAT, HCPC
If you are one of the above please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive your discount code
Why study this course at Goldsmiths?
The MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy Programme, part of the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies department, has been established since 2002. We are a highly experienced team of practitioners and academics who bring passion and expertise to our teaching. This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on non-verbal communication.
Goldsmiths is well known for its inspiring and stimulating energy. Based on a friendly single-site campus in London we have a global reach, with a student community from over 130 countries. This is why we've been ranked among the world's top 40 Universities in the world for International students (QS World University Rankings 2014). Regardless of where you're from or where you're going, our reputation is one that brings learning to life through personal contact with the best and brightest of the academic world.
Who will teach the course?
This course is an experiential course and will be taught by Ms Fiona Hoo, Lecturer, MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy, STaCS Department
Fiona Hoo is a Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in London, UK. She works in public and private practice with a focus on working with children and young people in a variety of education settings, including autism, learning disabilities and mainstream. She has also worked with adults in mental health and community settings. She is a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on the MA DMP at Goldsmiths.
What are the aims of the course?
- Explore how nonverbal communication is important and how it aids communication and relationships.
- Become aware of your own communication style and the cultural influences you bring with you.
- Reconnect with the potential of nonverbal communication to convey emotional states, provide feedback to others and express yourself through movement.
- Rediscover the role of movement and your body in communication and relationships.
How wil the course be taught?
This CPD day is an experiential and creative workshop through group discussion, movement exercises and artwork.
What are the learning outcomes?
At the end of this course, participants will:
- Increase awareness of how we use our bodies and movement in communication with others
- Respond to nonverbal communications of others
- Explore and attend to your own body language whilst attending to the communications with others
- Explore a framework for listening and responding through movement
What might participants go on to do after this course?
They can enrol or apply to our other short courses, DMP Foundation course or MA DMP.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
Starting date, Saturday 7 Mar 2020
10am-5pm | 1 day
If you have any questions about this course please contact stacs (@gold.ac.uk) .
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