Hands-on Education&Training

Practical Therapy

As recent research indicates, practical therapy can provide a supporting role in treatment opportunities for the old and young.

  • For our elderly there are benefits in trying something new, enjoying a fun activity, keeping the brain active, learning new skills or revisiting old ones especially when safely guided through the process and sharing the experience with others.
  • For our children the same is true with the added opportunity to master concentration and focus or to feel good about themselves.

For both the act of making unique artefacts or gifts serves a wide range of identified need and at the same time is a great deal of FUN!

Neuroplasticity

The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years. Clinicians now make a strong case for encouraging connection between as many sensory experiences as possible.

Growth

‘Hands-on’ practical work offers the perfect opportunity to train and re-train the brain. These workshops provide carefully structured opportunities that empower young and old people. How we approach a problem is so often reflected in how we approach life. And therein lays a chance for us to see ourselves differently. The workshops provide for informal mentoring. The simple repetition that is a part of so many craft processes is a form of meditation. Both aspects allow us a chance to grow and develop.

And when we grow, we impact upon those around us.

So whether you are old or young, looking for therapy or simply wanting to learn something new, consider the benefits of a series of tailored workshops. Book now, as an individual or in a small group, any of the following workshops,

Workshops

 

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