Getting Crafty: Diversional Therapy for Beginners
(offered in Cairns 31.3.12 and Tully 11.4.12)
make a difference in their own life?
Come to a practical recycled craft based workshop in Cairns or Tully to find out how to engage with
people who you work with**.
Diversional Therapy is an intervention for doing therapeutic work when you’re not doing therapeutic work.
Diversional activities increase empowerment by concentrating on the leisure and participation choices of people you work with…..without looking like therapy, counselling or support work.
Diversional Therapy is real work and recycled craft and therapy animals are different ways to engage therapeutically with your clients.
Come to our diversional therapy workshop in Cairns or Tully to learn how to
use recycled craft as a diversional and therapeutic activity
interact with Bear*, the qualified therapy dog.
Get a Bear hug and make some beautiful recycled items that you can then teach to people you work with.
Register here (Cairns)
Register here (Tully).
15 positions only. Payment secures your place at the Cairns or Tully trainings.
*Jess Grinter and Bear are animal assisted therapists who use themselves as a diversional activity for older people, youth at risk and children in school settings. Learn about animal assisted therapy and how it can benefit your clients as a diversional activity.
** This workshop is suitable for people who work with individuals or groups in any sort of caring role: counsellors, youth workers, teachers, early childhood educators, diversional therapists, etc, and people who just love craft and animals.