The ‘Tree of Life’ is a therapeutic intervention developed in Africa by a child psychologist, Ncazelo Ncube (e.g. Ncube 2006), working in collaboration with David Denborough of the Dulwich Centre in Australia (e.g. Denborough, 2008). Although initially developed with children and young people it has been successfully used with adults. This approach enables both people and communities to reconnect to their roots, believe in their own abilities, acknowledge their dreams and adopt the safer 'riverbank' position.
With its roots in Narrative Therapy, it uses the tree as a metaphor to help people re-story their lives, identify their strengths and abilities, hopes and dreams, reconnect with their roots and relationships and think about the ‘storms of life’ from a position of strength.
This one day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the Tree of Life, other ways of working such as Narratives in the suitcase and COURAGE methods. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy experiential learning exercises and will leave with an understanding of these approaches and how they can be used in their setting.
Should you have any special requirements, for example access / dietary requirements then please do contact the organiser Maria