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Working Holidays

19 April 2024

You know how when you’re at school, you get back from holidays and usually the teacher gives a task to write or draw about your holiday? Well, here’s my holiday in words and pictures. It’s been really, really good.

Just keep learning!

The feature image on today’s blog was snapped on my phone on the morning commute to the Play Therapy training I attended in Cape Town at the end of March. Yes!! I got to be in beautiful Cape Town on a, I want to say life-changing, learning experience.

Lisa Dion was brought over from the States by Play Therapy International South Africa to give a two day introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy.

Lisa is a brilliant, engaging trainer and I loved every single minute of the time. It was intense, but so, so good! I am still integrating my learning, and it’s so much fun to try out new things in the play room with kids. I found the training helping to consolidate a whole lot of concepts I’ve been exposed to in recent years, very refreshing to be presented with a framework to help tie many concepts together AND put them into practice in the play room. I feel very enthused for work – which really is what continuous development should be all about.

The best thing about play therapy training is that much of the learning happens through play!

Rest and Play!

We had a brilliant Easter weekend away camping in the mountains, finding beautiful pools to swim in. So happy to revel in the warm weather, a reprieve from the usual Easter weekend forecast of rain, rain and more rain.

Workshopping

I love workshop facilitation. Particularly when it’s a topic I am passionate about, and particularly when it’s a group of people I know and love personally and professionally. I got to go back to my previous workplace and work with my colleagues for two days. I absolutely loved it!

Thanks dlalanathi Team, you’re still the best!

Back to Work!

Last week was a slow introduction back into the play room and this week I’m fully back. I can’t wait to see you!!

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