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90 Minute Workshop Series

Music for Family Resonance

Abstract

Children who have experienced Complex Trauma need a secure base for recovery. Parents caring for traumatised children need a secure base from which to bond with their children. So working with the family makes sense. This workshop will explore practical creative activities for developing attunement and resonance in families affected by trauma. Through making music, parents and children can experience and share the feelings that have entrapped them in negative behaviour cycles, and then together, focus on building positive attachment patterns and bonding. The workshop will explore different creative approaches at the different stages of recovery, which can be used in therapies or when supporting families struggling with the impact of trauma. No skills in making music are required.

Presenter: Joy Hasler

Joy Hasler is founder of Catchpoint, an Adoption Support Agency. She is a Music Therapist specialising in working with families affected by Complex Trauma. She also has experience of teaching music in a BESD school and as a foster carer of teenagers. Joy is an author and illustrator of publications about adoption and fostering, and is co-editor of ‘Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma’ JKP 2017