Events and Seminars

Event:Attachment-based Play: from Mess to Monsters
Venue:ian: 1 Fairbridge Road, London N19 3EW (Near Archway Underground)
Duration:Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00
Extra Info:Speaker: Dr Sue Jennings.

Point Presentation and Practical Workshop.

This day will explore how attachment develops from conception and is strengthened by pregnancy and childbirth. Parents-to-be have imagined, playful conversations with their unborn child which continue after birth. Interactive attachment-play involving sensory, messy and rhythmic exploration strengthens positive attachment, empathy and resilience. This process is defined as Neuro-Dramatic-Play (Jennings 2011) which forms a basis for healthy attachments.

In this workshop we will show how sensory and messy play and human heart beats are essential for developmental attachment-based play and leads to form and order from seeming chaos! The archetypal monster is then created and embodied, this empowering the increasingly independent infant.

NDP is applicable at all ages and stages and examples will be given or work with adults and elderly people. NDP also addresses loss of Attachments and life transitions beyond teenager hood.
The workshop encourages 'take-away skills' for therapists of all backgrounds as well as teachers and parents.

Professor Sue Jennings PhD has pioneered Dramatherapy and Neuro-Dramatic-Play world wide and written some 50 odd books of theory and practice. Seeing playfulness as a key to attachment formation
she has trained hundreds of health care workers, teachers and parents in 'hands-on' workshops in UK, Romania, Malaysia, India and Greece. Her doctoral fieldwork took place in the Malaysian rain forest with a tribal community, with whom she still maintains contact. The tribe have been the inspiration for her
understanding of attachment-based play and continue to underpin her thinking as a therapeutic anthropologist. There is more information on:
Organised By:international attachment network
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