25 Feb 2017 
Cost: £59

Understanding the Mother – Daughter Relationship Poetry Therapy Workshop

Understanding the Mother – Daughter relationship

“The mother-daughter relationship is an essential, powerful force in every woman’s life. When a woman understands more about her relationship with her mother and her daughter(s), she has the opportunity to develop a stronger sense of herself as an individual and a woman.

 Geri Giebel Chavis

Poetry therapy provides a unique opportunity for facilitating healing, growth and understanding. This workshop will be practical and experiential, we will focus on the relationship you have/ had with your mother and not on parenting. Some mothers and daughters have great relationships and have a close bond, whilst others struggle.

 Why is the mother- daughter dynamic such a complex one? 

Come along to this workshop and utilise poetry and expressive writing as a tool for healing, self discovery and an opportunity to explore the mother- daughter relationship whilst developing a stronger, confident sense of yourself. 

This workshop is experiential and open to  everyone who enjoys writing, for personal development or for professional development.

No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, just a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.

You especially benefit when you share your writing. Hearing your words validated by others can be a powerful learning experience and can lead to deeper levels of understanding and increased confidence and self esteem. However, you always decide what you wish to share.

CPD certificates provided for those attending the workshop for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes.

About Charmaine Pollard

I am a Certified Poetry Therapist, BACP registered/accredited Counsellor and Part Time Tutor.  I qualified with International Federation for Biblio/ Poetry therapy in U.S.A.

Over the past ten years I facilitated several personal development and poetry therapy groups and workshops in various settings such as community libraries, therapy centres, adult and FE Colleges. My groups and workshops are based on reading and writing poetry to promote health and wellbeing with a particular focus on confidence and resilience.

I now work in secondary schools, facilitating Courage to Be Me, writing for wellbeing programme I developed, based on expressive writing and reading of poems, to give support for students’ social and emotional needs.
I am passionate about how words can be used to bring about healing and transformation

Workshop details

The workshop takes place on: Saturday 25th February 2017 at The Nursery Training Centre
Time: 10.00 A.M – 4.00P.M
Teas, coffees and biscuits provided. Lunch NOT provided, however plenty of cafes and restaurants within ten minutes walk.

The full address for the venue is The Nursery Training Centre
6th floor, Capital House, Weston Street London, SE1 3QD
Nearest tube station is London Bridge, 5 min walk from the tube station, using the Shard exit.
You can find a map and directions of the area.