Sarah Briggs creativity tutor

Sarah Briggs

Director and core tutor

Sarah brings experience of creative approaches to trauma therapy and supervision.

For this retreat, Sarah will facilitate creative exploration designed to translate into the therapy room for participants. Attending to what resonates with us and human emotion will add a deeper dimension to each practitioner’s way of working.

Creativity in therapy for Sarah has included sound and music, creative writing, drawing mandalas, as well as creative visualisation. Her belief is that therapy is inherently a creative process. So as therapists and supervisors we can bring forward different parts of ourselves to meet our clients in a more resonant way. Harsh or critical education methods, along with negative beliefs about “not being good enough” or “I can’t sing or draw” can play havoc with our natural instincts to express ourselves.

This means that therapy can be an ideal place to reconnect with a deep need to resonate with our experiences in an expressive way.

Sarah is a director at The Grove Practice. She has broad experience of facilitating CPD courses and group work – both with humans and horses (in her equine practice). As an accredited therapist, traumatologist, and supervisor, she works in a connected and relational way to integrate the lived experience of clients and supervisees for a more fulfilling way of being in the world.

Before training in counselling and psychosexual therapy, Sarah worked in several London advertising agencies – as an account director rather than a creative generator. Nonetheless, she loved being involved in the creative process for radio and TV commercials or printed adverts for magazines and billboards. Seeing creative campaigns taking shape from a blank space seemed like a wonderful process in which to work, being involved in the production process seeing an idea manifest into creative reality.

Nowadays Sarah focuses her creativity in a more commercial and therapeutic way, in originating courses or in finding ways to evoke creative resonance for her clients. During the retreat, Sarah will share examples and materials from her own practice, as inspiration for the group to draw upon.

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