Too old, too fat, too lazy. A terrible parent, daughter, son, partner, citizen. Clueless. Thoughtless. Never good enough.
Does this sound familiar to you? Many times in our life the voice of the Inner Critic is there to amplify all the mistakes we have done and to point out all the things we don't like about ourselves. This voice is there not only to point out the faults, gaps or limitations, but also to diminish the positive parts of our lives. Therefore, the moment we start doing something nice, our Inner Critic is there to look at us in a condescending way and say: "So what? Do you think you have done something great? Look at others, they are doing better and they are much further than where you are. So, stop showing off and keep working hard".
In this workshop you will learn:
✔ Become aware of your Inner Critic ✔ Acknowledge the negative impact of the Critic in your life ✔ Build a deeper connection with yourself ✔ Put conflicting and confusing events and memories in an order ✔ Learn how to express your feelings and thoughts, separating the negative ones ✔ Replace the Inner Critic with the Healthy, Strong You ✔ Gain more confidence in understanding yourself and be more mindful
Useful Information Fees: starting from 65 euros Duration: 4 hours Date & time: 7/12/19, 11.00-15.00 Location: Koninginnegracht 101, The Hague
Metaphorical Cards and how they can help us express ourselves better
Working with the cards can start with a simple exercise and elevate to much more complicated exercises which can unravel the stories of your life. When we connect with the right side of our brain we connect with the creative part of ourselves and with our feelings. We can explore memories, experiences, emotions and heal through this exploration. Metaphors and symbols can help us relate to a complex world. They add a layer of richness to your emotional experience and they can help us find our direction and move to action even faster.
"As an expressive therapist I find the 'River set' an original and valuable therapeutic tool. It enables the client to express, unthreatened, his inner world and the changes he experiences during his life." ART THERAPIST "A very good deck of cards, very professional and well designed. I use them a lot with my clients from all ages." COUNSELOR-PSYCHOTHERAPIST "A superb flexible tool, enabling work from a single card depicting a section of a river, to continuums of cards – with different continuums representing the complete river: past and future, real and imagined." ASSOCIATE AT CHANGE PARTNERS
Behind the sets...
The designer of these innovative therapeutic tools, Gali Salpeter (M.A.), is an Expressive Therapist with specialisation in Drama and Narrative Therapy. Gali worked with children,adolescents and adults having special needs, in various settings around the world. "I have used decks of projective cards in my sessions throughout the years, but I kept searching for a way to help my clients express, observe and work with the many processes they were going through in their lives. This led me to develop the three sets."