Standing your ground…

communicating with authority, through creativity & performance.


A new CPD one day workshop for recently qualified professionals or more experienced practitioners who feel held back or ‘stuck’


Do you sometimes find your sense of authority fading as you speak? This London workshop aims to help us find and stand ‘our ground’, with greater awareness and skill, supported by a group of like-minded people!

This CPD day, co-facilitated by Christian Dixon and Mandy Carr, is for arts therapists, counsellors and other health professionals who are creating or looking for their first jobs, more experienced professionals whose anxiety can impede authentic communication or those who would like support in taking ‘the next step’

  • Develop trust in self and others through gentle and creative activities
  • Find and stand your own ground, drawing on Boal’s image theatre, Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’ and Dixon and Franklin-Baker’s ‘interconnectivity through play’
  • Develop your vision through short individual performance pieces, supported by the group and facilitators and plan to integrate the learning into your life

When? Saturday February 1st 2020, 10.00am-5.00pm at a central London venue.

Cost: Earlybird price £90 before November 30th, £110 from December 1

A limited number of student places at £55 before November 30, £90 from December 1

For further information or to book: 07881815976 or


Mandy Carr, former senior lecturer in dramatherapy at Anglia Ruskin University is currently a practising dramatherapist, doctoral student and clinical supervisor. She has facilitated a wide range of successful workshops internationally and convened the British Association of Dramatherapists Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee for over a decade. A number of chapters and articles include her most recent (2018) Collaborations within and between Dramatherapy and Music Therapy. JKP, London. With Amelia Oldfield.

Christian Dixon, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is a dramatherapist. He has worked with many clients from all ages, nationally and internationally. Christian is also a professional actor and works in TV and film. Recent motion pictures include ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Christian won the Sparkle award for innovation and creativity in his work with clients and is co-founder of the award-winning counselling and therapy service AOC (The Arts of Change). He has recently had a clinical paper published by Routledge on family dramatherapy and LBGTQ+.


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