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Rehearsing Resilience Workshop Taught by Raven Kaliana:

Photos ©2017 by Marly Zohrehie with Prince's Trust, and Raven KalianaPhotos ©2017 by Marly Zohrehie with Prince's Trust, and Raven Kaliana


Rehearsing Resilience Workshop (for ages 11 and up)

Rehearsing Resilience for young people is a 2-hour workshop which provides information on the effects of trauma, the stages of healing, active listening, supporting friends, leaving a harmful situation, and personal validation and empowerment through creative expression.  The exercises are mainly conveyed through shadow puppetry.  It's a medium which is colourful, easy, and fun to learn.  The session includes a screening of a short puppet animation, Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress.  Have developed a series of handouts, which help to illustrate the dynamics of an abusive situation, and also give information on how to tip the scales so that connecting with support to shift the situation is possible.

Rehearsing Resilience Staff Training (for adults)

Rehearsing Resilience as a training event for those working in the helping professions is a 2-hour puppet-based training event on trauma recovery.  It provides some exercises showing how puppets can be used in family therapy, or one-to-one.  The workshop includes hand puppets, which can be helpful when working with younger children.  Puppets are quite versatile and can also work for teens and adults.  The workshop utilises Folkmanis Puppets, which are a range of beautiful animal hand puppets - a well-made brand.  Concepts and exercises will be shown through shadow puppetry techniques as well - an alternative approach which might appeal more to some teens and adults.  Includes a short film on trauma recovery, which uses shadow puppetry techniques.


To enquire or book either of these workshops, please email