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Transforming Trauma through Narrative and Spoken Word

March 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by Cast Canada

Transforming Trauma is a workshop designed to assist helping professionals looking for tools to address personal stress stemming from work related circumstances. We’ll craft metaphor to approach vicarious traumas, put transference in parentheses, and find poetic potential in the mundane. Each list tells a story.

Narrative approach benefits the individual, the counsellor, and the agency (Hartman, et al, 2008). Using both receptive and expressive approaches, participants in this workshop will explore the benefits of utilizing existing poetry and creating their own writing.

Learn to be self-reflective and encourage empathy for others and self, to encounter the nuances of individual situations, and to be heard within a supportive environment.

Spoken word requires listeners as well as presenters, and this workshop will encourage both in a supportive and creative atmosphere wherein participants will fulfill both roles. This is a reciprocal exercise wherein participants will build community and foster individual growth.

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 Kingston, ON. 1pm – 4:30 pm
$95 + HST includes Light refreshments

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Wes Ryan is an award winning spoken word artist, community organizer, and workshop facilitator. He has worked with various communities including at-risk youth, sexual assault survivors, street- identified individuals, and industry professionals. His own experience as a survivor and a person with a disability is that poetry and other expressive arts provide a myriad of benefits to the individual including self-care techniques as well as social work interventions



March 31, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cast Canada


St John’s Anglican Church
41 Church Street
Kingston, ON K7M 1H2 Canada
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(613) 542-6464