Working Creatively with Stories: Blue Beard
In this interactive workshop, we explore the story of Blue Beard through tools from the worlds of Gestalt, art therapy and/or Psychodrama. We will be working mainly with the version from the book “Women who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
We will be working with the symbolic language of fairy tales and we will explore different aspects of self through creative story-based activities and the use of nesting dolls. This workshop is experiential, and participants will be invited to explore the story in depth and engage actively in the activities.
Stories have been with us since the very beginning of humanity when we gathered around the fire to listen to myths of creation to connect us with our inner selves, our clan and the universe. Stories have accompanied us through dark times, of war and plague and they are here to accompany us now, with their medicine, in this time of uncertainty.
In this workshop:
We will call upon the ancient wisdom of this fairy tale to guide us.
We will experiment with tools from the world of Gestalt, art therapy or psychodrama as we deepen into the symbolic language of the story of Blue Beard
We will explore different aspects of self to connect with our inner predator and inner guides.
We will explore how this story was used with a client in a therapeutic setting by using nesting dolls
Learning objectives participants can expect from this event
You will see how this ancient fairy tale, can be used with a client in a therapeutic setting
You will learn ways of exploring emergent aspects of self, by working with nesting dolls and other symbolic objects.
You will learn how to explore the symbolic language of fairy tales.