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The value of supervision

Community Art Counsellors are all required to attend clinical supervision. This practice offers a space for the counsellors to meet in groups as peers and to debrief, discuss and better understand our work. Supervision sessions at Lefika La Phodiso are currently overseen by a psychologist, art therapist and drama therapist. They takes place weekly at […]

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Workshop: Visual Thinking and Communicating

This workshop, by Vasintha Pather, will give you the visual language to better communicate your ideas. A picture paints a thousand words. The visualisation of ideas and concepts plays an important role in how we make meaning of and retain information, how we construct and communicate information, and in how we innovate. Cognitive science shows […]

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Clay

This ‘Making Marks’ one-day workshop took place on 3 June and was facilitated by well-known ceramicist Ashleigh Christellis and Kate Shand, a community art counsellor with years of experience working in clay. We spent a sunny warm Saturday in what was once Lefika’s ceramic studio moulded clay plates and decorated them. We pressed lace, we […]

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Art Cards

The ‘Making Art Cards’ workshop took place on 10 June and participants created four images each representing different emotions – and at the end each participant had a pack of 44 art cards. These cards can be used as a tool to expand and explore emotions when working with groups. The proceeds of the workshop […]

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Courage Child Protection

The ‘Courage Child Protection Programme’ training took place on 25 May with Dee Blackie as facilitator. This training was aimed at anyone working in communities, mental health services and specifically Community Art Counsellors who want to add tools and skills to empower and move communities to action. We have been using the Courage community mapping […]

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