Graham Music

A Day with Graham Music

Playfulness in Psychotherapy and Life. Its Roots, Why We Need It and What Gets in the Way?

Date: Saturday 8th May 2021 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Live and interactive online using Zoom


Early Bird price £63.00 available until 28th February.

Students receive 15% discount (other concessions available)

BCS Volunteer Counsellors receive 50% discount

It is by popular demand that Graham is back!

This interactive online training will link the science behind play, looking at neurobiology and attachment theory, with classical therapeutic ideas, such as those of Winnicott.

Graham will explore the origins of playfulness from infancy onwards, the importance of secure attachment, empathy and emotional regulation as central to safeness and playfulness. We will look at potential barriers to this, including the effects of stress, trauma and insecure attachment relationships.

Together we will think about how playfulness can be used as a therapeutic strategy, and some challenges of working with people who struggle to play.  We will make links to the autonomic nervous system and theories of trauma and think about the therapeutic challenges of working with dampened down ‘flat’ clients as well as hyperactivated ones.

There will be opportunities for discussing cases and the day will utilize breakout rooms for smaller group work and discussions. Plenty of breaks and interaction will help prevent screen fatigue and ensure an engaging, interactive and informative workshop.

Graham Music has been working with adults, adolescents and children for over 30 years. He is currently an adult psychotherapist in private practice and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics where he has worked for over a decade. He was, until recently, Associate Clinical Director at the Tavistock, responsible for a range of clinical services.

He has a particular interest in linking cutting edge developmental findings with therapeutic practice, which will be demonstrated throughout the day.

He is a prolific writer on attachment and trauma and also teaches, lectures and supervises on a range of trainings both in Britain and abroad.

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Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances arise and BCS has to cancel this course a full refund will be given. In the event of cancellation by the participant, BCS reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee as indicated by the table below. All requests for cancellations must be received in writing, with changes becoming effective on the date written confirmation is received.

Calendar days’ notice before the start date of the course Refund applicable
90 calendar days or more before you are due to start the Course Full refund (less admin fee of £25)
Between 60 and 89 calendar days (inclusive) 50% refund
Between 30 and 59 calendar days (inclusive) 25% refund
Within 29 calendar days of the Course commencing No refund given