Animation and embodied story-making in clinical settings

Stop-frame animation is a powerful medium to use in clinical settings, allowing participants to tell difficult and traumatic stories. This course will give you a foundation for using animation and story-making from an experiential, theoretical, and practical perspective.

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Date & Time

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 June 2024

10am - 4pm

Who this event is for

Suitably qualified and trainee professionals

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Non-members: 拢430

Associate members: 拢290

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Location

Online via Zoom

Animation and embodied story-making in clinical settings

Stop-frame animation is a powerful medium to use in clinical settings, allowing participants to tell difficult and traumatic stories. This course will give you a foundation for using animation and story-making from an experiential, theoretical, and practical perspective.

Why animation?

If you can鈥檛 find a way of telling your story, your story will tell you.鈥 (Stephen Grosz)

Many people we work with in a variety of settings often feel that their lives are out of control, in chaos, that, indeed their story is telling them. Stop-frame animation offers a chance for people to not only tell their story but re-make it and re-fashion it in a way that they choose.

Van Der Kolk says, 鈥榃e have discovered that helping victims of trauma find the words to describe what has happened to them is profoundly meaningful, but usually it is not enough.鈥

However, with animation, this is not describing their story as they would in an assessment, interview or consultation, but more of an embodied telling that involves making, manipulating, imagining, performing and remembering. It is a physical, step by step process that gives directorial and creative control to the storyteller. Participants can choose the story they tell, they can mix fact and fiction, change the outcome of the story (thereby regaining control of it) and make something they might be proud of.

This still under-used medium offers another set of tools for 香港六合彩开奖结果记录s working with people in the midst of chaotic and traumatic narratives, and has the potential to be powerful, while also safe.

What you will learn

By completing the course, you will:

  • make your own stop-frame animation film
  • make and manipulate puppets to animate
  • begin to take this methodology into your clinical practice
  • understand how this medium can facilitate difficult and traumatic narratives.

Tutor:

Tony Gammidge

I loved how much of the course was practical and also the results of all the incredible and inspiring films Tony has facilitated. I would highly recommend this course to other 香港六合彩开奖结果记录s.

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