Upcoming presentation

I am thrilled to be be presenting at this year’s British Association of Dramatherapists’ international 2020 Conference, titled – ‘Chaos and Love: Presents, Pasts and Futures in Dramatherapy’ Friday 27 to Sun 29 November 2020.

My presentation is to be on ‘When the Therapist needs treatment following a life changing personal event.’  It will take place live on the BADth Zoom account on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 17:00.

This follows from my presentation at last year’s conference at Chester University Titled “Negotiating fitness to practice” which was well received, in anticipation of being published by Routledge – in 2020 – in the book Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies.

Dramatherapy with adult survivors of sexual abuse

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts was the venue for the British Association of Dramatherapists’ most recent training event on Saturday 7th March 2015. Dr Bruce Howard Bayley and Madeline Anderson-Warren, both exemplary leads in the profession of Dramatherapy, facilitated a most inspiring and deeply thought provoking day on “Dramatherapy with adult survivors of sexual abuse”.

Stories at home attended as so many of the people I work with have survived all types of abuse, including sexual abuse .It is an extraordinarily emotive subject , and I was left emotionally exhausted at the end of the day, but learnt so much. It was also assuring to have so much of my practice and theoretical thinking affirmed. The facilitators were not shy of the taboo areas around this subject matter, which is vital for us as Therapists whose job it is to bear, with the people who come to us for therapy, the most intolerable and painful of experiences

Celebrating Marina Jenkyns – Dramatherapist and author

Tara Thornewood - dramatherapistIt was an honour and a privilege to take “Stories at Home” to Cambridge on Saturday 5th April, having been asked by the Anglia Ruskin University to facilitate a workshop at a day to celebrate the work of the hugely influential Dramatherapist and author, Marina Jenkyns. We started our workshop with the gradual creation of our own magic bubble, which grew and grew from the tiniest of specs until it took over the whole room. This became the safe space within which we could play and create the story together.

Click on the thumbnail pics below to view images of the event

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Tara Thornewood leading a group Dramatherapy workshop

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Psychotherapy in the Milton Keynes area

Tara Thornewood leading a group Dramatherapy workshop

Tara Thornewood leading a group Dramatherapy workshop

Are you looking for Psychotherapy in the Milton Keynes area, yet are not sure if a Talking Therapy is for you ? “Stories at Home” offers non verbal Psychotherapy in the form of Dramatherapy. I work with people who have or are experiencing self harm / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / Depression / Addictions / Identity problems / Bereavment / Stress / Abuse / Suicidal Ideations / Eating Disorders / Anxiety / Trauma / Relationship difficulties / Learning Disabilities / Autism.