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Art, Art Therapy, Trauma and PTSD – and Ukraine

Art Therapy exercises applied to children and/or the military - special emphasis on Ukraine
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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As from 21st March 2022, all the revenue I (the Instructor!) receive from this course (‘revenue’ NOT ‘profit’) will go to help people either in or fleeing from, Ukraine.
This means that I am adapting and expanding the course to include a lot more examples from Ukraine.
Depressing watching.
The core is the same – but there are many additional lectures.
Note: This course does not qualify the recipient to perform any form of therapy or counselling for any other person
This course goes through some very straightforward Art Therapy exercises in a way that students are encouraged to follow along. The thoughts behind the exercises are explained, studies are referenced and examples are given. You are urged to read the studies in full – owing to copyright they cannot be displayed in full here.
The more people get involved and do the exercises, the more they can share ideas then the better this course becomes – for you.
The common ‘tool’ is the duck. Either rubber or painted.
We also look at the duck as a totem spirit – and other alternatives.
Do not worry if you cannot paint or have no experience!
This course is very carefully explained and the emphasis throughout is on process.
You will be shown plenty of poor art as well as art abstracts that go through the stages of mental health. The artist concerned has been co-opted to help answer questions on this course.
A heavy encouragement to participate; a huge encouragement to do the exercises – and a great willingness by me to encourage all to…listen…to ourselves.
So please remember:
1. Lectures
2. Educational Announcements
3. Q/A
All make up this course! Remember please to start at the beginning and do the first lecture and task. Also, to familiarise yourself with the course structure before plunging in – make sure you have watched the preview videos for example

PTSD may occur at any age but is more likely to apply to military and especially veterans.

You will learn

✓ Therapeutic exercises to reduce stress
✓ Impact of art therapy on PTSD
✓ How a rubber duck can unlock emotions
✓ Establishing whether a duck is your totem animal spirit
✓ How painting reduces stress and anxiety
✓ Details of a ‘felt sense’
✓ PTSD and Ukraine


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This course is for

• Those interested in using art to enhance wellbeing
• Anyone with a specific interest in PTSD
• Those suffering from anxiety and stress
• Those who like original, entertaining approaches to Art Therapy!
• Those looking to contribute to – and learn about – Ukraine
Best selling Instructor, author, actor…volunteer
43+ years experience teaching Economics, Business, Sociology, Politics and other subjects in schools, universities and other colleges – State and Private Sector. Appeared in 100+ films (including corporate training and fitness videos). 100+ books on Amazon. Featured by the BBC, Polish TV, The Times, The Telegraph and…The Sun.
Studied at:
· University of Oxford (Philosophy and Economics)
· Oxford Brookes (Teacher training)
· University of Glamorgan (Business and Economics)
· Professional qualifications at Masters level
· Business and Economics degree
· Examiner for four major examining boards, at ‘O’ and ‘A’ level.
· Three teaching diplomas plus CELTA
· Qualified fitness trainer
Key academic positions held:
· Principal Oxford School of Learning
· Director of Studies: St Joseph’s Hall, Oxford
· Head of Economics: Cherwell Tutors
· Head of Business and Economics: Pipers Corner School, Buckingham
Founder: Almost Random Theatre
Business and Economics background
Set up and ran Oxford Conferences and ran 50+ Business/Economics conferences at schools – all fees to charity
Amazon Business/Economics books include:
Titles include:
· Case studies for Business
· Time management for teachers
· Creativity techniques in Economics
· Drucker in Business Studies
· Creativity in Business
· Business calculations
· Further applications of de Bono
· Applying de Bono
· Philosophy Games
Taught students at the University of Oxford , Brookes University and schools in the state and independent sector
Principal of Oxford School of Learning for 15 years
Created OSL Training and trained Business, Psychology and Sociology teachers
Set up Marketing Education Services in the 1980s and sold cassette tape recordings of my lectures at the University of Oxford
Featured in The Times, The Telegraph, the BBC, ITV and Polish national television owing to the success of my teaching techniques and subsequent success of my students.
Ex-Buyer for a major car company
Psychology and Motivation background
Author of 100+ books on Amazon (mainly Business/Economics/Psychology) including:
· GCSE Psychology thru Mind Maps
· AS/A2 Psychology
· AS Psychology thru Mind Maps
· A2 Psychology thru Mind Maps
· Lifestyle Plan
· The Internet and Psychology
Through his own business OSL Training has run training courses for teachers of Psychology
Writer of several plays about death and appeared in films dealing with death
Theatre and Film Career
· 2012 – set up Almost Random Theatre.
· Since 2012 the theatre has delivered workshops in Scotland, Wales, Czech Republic and Poland as well as 15 schools in England.
· Chris has written/directed over 50 short and 3 one-Act plays that have subsequently been performed in London and Oxford.
· Scripts for three of his plays have been sold, via an Independent publisher, to schools in the UK.
· Course-creator/author of Coping with Old Age and Death – one person’s perspective.
· He has also had plays put on – and performed in – Oxford and Brighton Fringes, London, Scotland and Wales.
· Chris has appeared in over 112 films.
Charity/Wellbeing work
· Ambassador for Heart UK
· Stoke Lead and member of Research panel for the Stroke Association
· Board member of Stroke Club UK
· Ambassador for  Different Strokes (charity)
· Member of PHC (Public Health Collaboration) UK
· Author of 6-volume Lifestyle Manual
· Author of other Lifestyle books on Amazon
· Originator of the Holman Protocol
Nothing in any of Chris’s courses should be interpreted as linking to or representing any of the above stroke organisations.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 15m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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