Seeking Shelter, Seeking Safety: Clay Therapy with Families and Groups
Clay Therapy with Families and Groups
Author: Lynne Souter-Anderson
Seeking Shelter, Seeking Safety is a readable, insightful and thoroughly practical guide to the use of clay therapeutically. The book’s experienced contributors have shared the ways clay may be used in a wide range of settings, with children and young people of different ages and a variety of problems. Particularly valuable is the series of anonymous case studies provided by these contributing practitioners which show what works best — and, on occasion, the lessons to be learnt from interventions that were not so successful. This is all enormously valuable for anyone who wants to understand the very real benefits of clay in helping children unlock, express and manage difficult feelings and anxieties. Overall, it builds into an excellent ‘hands-on’ manual for those interested in developing this very powerful medium within their work and practice.
This book is a ‘MUST READ’ for all play therapists and professionals trained to work therapeutically with children.
Monika Jephcott — Chief Executive Play Therapy UK (PTUK)
This book is enormously valuable for anyone who wants to understand the very real benefits of clay in helping children unlock, express and manage difficult feelings and anxieties. Overall, it builds into an excellent ‘hands on’ manual — after reading it, I went out and bought more clay!
Amanda Langford — Founder, Blue Smile, an arts-based therapy service in Cambridgeshire, UK
The understanding of the nature of families that is offered is movingly enhanced by the voices of children and a foundation for understanding groups is provided. This text is an excellent extension of, and contribution to, the literature on clay therapy which naturally includes Lynne’s two previous books.
Dr. Carol Holliday — UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Therapist, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Written with clarity, directness, knowledge and passion for the subject. Numerous examples of client work drawn from her own practice; the inclusion of exercises and resources for readers wishing to make use of clay in their own practice; the fascinating examples of the use of clay in a wide range of contexts and settings, all illustrate the power of this intervention for clients presenting with diverse issues. The chapters on training and clinical supervision make a welcome addition to the impressive growth in clinical practice which Lynne has inspired in the course of her own journey.
Professor Simon du Plock — Head of Faculty, Post-Qualification and Professional Doctorates, Metanoia Institute, London
The book allows the reader to be drawn into the experience of the client as they make meaning through their conscious and unconscious processes. Each chapter is rich in detail which gives the reader an opportunity to understand how clay can transform everyday experiences.
A range of theory and theoretical frameworks are drawn upon which gives credibility to the individual chapters and the book as a whole. It is packed with practical ideas.
Karen O’Neill — Clinical Director, Counselling Solutions, Colchester, Essex, UK
- Pages: 264 with 21 colour illustrations and diagrams
- Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm portrait
- Weight: 0.425 kg