Included is a little bit on each of these subjects:
- Cards and invites (Mailing list)
- Vicarious Trauma Training (Doctors of the World)
- All students discount
- Team building exercises (3 Minute Mile)
- Comments open
- Opening times
If you would like a Christmas card, and birthday party invitation (when SA&T is 1) please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use your preferred email address and I will add you to the general mailing list. If you think it would be helpful for me to have your phone number, do include that. Mine is on the contact page.
Workshops at Doctors of the World (DOTW) Bethnal Green, London, took place with two sessions, of two hours, two weeks apart. Jennifer Hall and I worked together on this, and it was pleasure. I have added my early notes to this site; in the near future the resources we used / created will also be available.
From January 1st 2016 all of my trainees will pay the discounted rate of £40. A student without a job might well be under less financial pressure than a student with a job, hence I decided to have one price without adjusting according to income. Training to be a therapist is intensive, I understand that most trainees prefer not to have additional work.
A team building training that I contributed to this month was with 3 Minute Mile, in their work with a fashion team. I supported the team in absorbing their feedback through two art exercises that encouraged thinking about ones place in the team and identifying resources in the workplace to help meet the objectives. We met at the Hospital Club, London.
Following six months of testing out having a SA&T blog it is set to continue. I've enjoyed writing the little updates, and also decided to try opening comments, here and on other blogs I use, for the new year.
A controversial public art project I initiated nearly a decade ago (Q:2) case study here, which had a blog with comments open, led me to create a shop window style website and only blog under pseudonyms for about seven years! Less people were using websites in such an interactive way then, the project was fairly large and I managed it by myself, including replying to every comment on the blog! Ouch. Over it now. Internet use has evolved, and I've a lot more experience, so will give it a whirl in this new context. Being that this is a therapeutic site, I'll use my discretion with filters on offensive commenters or trolls.
Over the next month I will be adding Social Art & Therapy related reports and research I have undertaken or been part of to this website. For the time being they can be accessed here. I had a great chat with Design and Co and relished a cuppa in their new Bristolian office. They helped me reflect on what I have done so far with SA&T, and my efforts to keep the company separate from my art practice.
How much social, how much art, and how much therapy will happen in 2016 remains to be seen. At the moment it is about 20% social, 30% art and 50% therapy.
SA&T Limited is generally open for appointments from 8am - 8pm. This means I get a wonderful chunk of time during the day to be creative with, whilst being available for therapy sessions before and after the typical work day. Availability is often displayed on zesty, but not always as it needs updating every two weeks, so do enquire directly.
From 23rd December 2015 to 3rd January 2016 SA&T will be closed, and looking forward to a collaborative year ahead.
Best wishes for the festive season, and for 2016.
PS. If you find Christmas hard, remember you are not alone. For many it is terrible! Just get through to the other side one step at a time and avoid the adverts wherever you can.