Fri, 06 Mar | Clapham Omnibus Theatre, SW4

Graham Music: Reclaiming Play & Creativity to Enhance Resilience

The first in The Sunflower Network's series of soirees: Perspectives from Child Development, Trauma Theory, Psychotherapy & Neurobiology: The talk will take a playful approach, using video clips and developmental theory. Looking at whether children's lives are increasingly over-filled and pressured.
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Graham Music: Reclaiming Play & Creativity to Enhance Resilience

Time & Location

06 Mar 2020, 18:30 – 21:00
Clapham Omnibus Theatre, SW4, 1 Clapham Common North Side, Clapham Town, London SW4 0QW, UK

About The Event

Training from the The Sunflower Network

Graham Music: Reclaiming Play & Creativity to Enhance Resilience: Perspectives from Child Development, Trauma Theory, Psychotherapy & Neurobiology

The Lost Art of Play: This talk will look at whether children's lives are increasingly over-filled and pressured. Adult expectations, fears and aspirations as well as the lure of technology such as gaming, has meant that old fashioned unstructured play opportunities are disappearing and with them the opportunity for children to develop a range of capacities, personal and interpersonal skills and creativity which would stand them in good stead for future life-challenges. 

The talk will take a playful approach, using video clips and developmental theory alongside an understanding of the therapeutic process to show how the capacity to play is the bedrock of so many important life-skills and in itself builds other capacities. Themes touched on will include the neurobiology of play, its link with empathy, what stress does to playfulness, what capacities are developed by play as well as what needs to be in place for a child or adult to make use of play opportunities, whether individually or inter-personally. 

We will think about how play and being playful and creative could be seen as being at the heart of being human, and that its potential demise is a threat to this.

This evening talk from acclaimed psychotherapist and speaker Graham Music is the first of our series of Sunflower Soirees

Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles from 6.30pm, followed by this two hour talk from Graham between 7pm - 9pm. 

The Omnibus Theatre is a fantastic arts venue based in Clapham Old Town, close to Clapham Common tube and has its own newly renovated bar & social space where you're welcome to stay on after the talk for drinks, socialising and networking. 

Terms & Conditions: All bookings to be paid in full. Early Bird & Standard tickets are fully refundable up to 4 weeks before the event, 50% refund up to 2 weeks before the event and non-refundable with less than fourteen days notice unless we can re-sell your ticket. You can transfer your ticket to another attendee as long as we have notice in writing with their name up to 24 hours before. No transfer or refund will be considered for a 'no show' on the day for whatever reason.

*The Sunflower Network reserves the right to make changes to the timetable or any events due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by us we will refund the cost of the ticket price for the event in full. We will not be responsible for any further cost incurred by you in relation to your booking.

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