STORY AND THERAPY Psychological tools for Individual Therapy, Couple-Family Therapy, Group Therapy and supervision
The Cards' Workshop *Here's a tool and a workshop that will transform your relationship with your clients*
Working with the cards can start with a simple exercise and elevate to much more complicated exercises which can unravel the stories of your clients. Let's get more familiar with the cards.
This workshop will help you:
✔ Excel your knowledge on the use of the cards ✔ Learn more exercises for individuals, couples and groups ✔ Practice on single cards and continuums ✔ Deepen you work with your clients ✔ Explore more on a metaphorical level ✔ Exchange cards' experience with other colleagues
This workshop is divided into 4 different parts: 1st part: First Impression You will have the chance to get familiar with the cards, see the pictures, take a moment to think of what you feel when you see them. Goal: This will help you explain the cards' experience in a more concrete and still personal way to your clients. 2nd part: Single Cards Games You get introduced to exercises which raise questions to the client concerning their life, their work or their family. Goal: This will enable to get familiar with the exercises and get more confident in using them in various situations. 3rd part: The Combination You have the opportunity to see how the cards can get connected and how the story behind them can help the client express their story in a continuum, with a beginning, a middle and an ending. Goal: This will give you the ability to become more creative with the cards and unlock your client's thoughts and emotions, and at the same time to enable them see the bigger picture of their situation. 4th part: Looking for answers The participants learn how they can explore deeper in the cards and ask the client to find answers in their story in a metaphorical or in a reality level. Goal: After this part you will know how to go deeper and search for more answers together with your client, how to make this experience into a long-lasting one, where you can turn back again to the continuum and reflect upon the progress and the goals achieved.
"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."