"My client is struggling with expressing what he feels and I want to help him without making him feel intimidated or pressured."
"I know that there is a wealth of feelings and emotions inside my client's psyche, but the only thing I get is one-word answers or some shoulder-shrugging. What else to do?"
Sounds familiar? Do you resonate with these challenges? You are not the only one.
We often feel stuck, hopeless, confused in the sessions with a client without knowing how to move deeper into their feelings, while having all the good intentions and the tools to support them, once they open up. Lack of trust, trauma, avoidance, limited emotional awareness, are some of the possible reasons of this resistance from the client's side, and they have all the valid reasons to do so.
The result? We either try methods that push the client to close off even more, or we give up, and sooner or later therapy finishes without completing the transformational work that intended to.
That's why thousands of psychotherapists, counselors and coaches from all over the world are adding the projective cards to their therapeutic toolbox.
The benefits of using Projective Cards in Therapy
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.
In the workshop you will learn how to:
✔ Build a deeper connection with your client ✔ Excel your knowledge on the use of the cards ✔ Help your clients express their feelings and ideas, especially in hard and confusing times ✔ Use the exercises with individuals, couples and groups ✔ Explore more on a metaphorical level
PLUS, you will get the chance to: ✔ Expand your network with other like-minded professionals
Testimonials on the use of projective cards and the workshop
About the Cards "As an expressive therapist, I find the Projective Cards 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
About the Workshop "The workshop was very useful and insightful. Vassia created a nice atmosphere and provided many examples on how to use the projective cards. I look forward to using the cards with my clients, I definitely feel moreconfident after the workshop. I highly recommend the participation to this workshop to anyone interested in enhancing clients' awareness!"
"I am grateful I got to take part in this workshop. It is a great tool to use during treatment, and I am incredibly excited to use the cards with clients. I would recommend this workshop to all my colleagues in the field! Vassia did a fantastic job; it is clear that she is very passionate about this field. I look forward to more workshops."
"It was indeed an insightful workshop and helped me to understand the application of the projective cards. Vassia covered various topics during this workshops and flawlessly explained the practical applications of these cards. Looking forward to use the cards in my sessions."
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." Find more about Gali and her work here