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III International Seminar on Fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy in Portugal

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite share with you the information about our III Seminar on Fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy that will be held from 4 till 8 of April 2017 in Sintra, Portugal. It will be another opportunity to bring together specialists, academics, therapists, storytellers and all other enthusiasts of fairy-tale and storytelling, and their therapeutic and healing potential.

And we are most happy to inform that this time the Seminar will be proceded by pre-Seminar workshops which will take place on the 4th of April. Due to its format these workshops have fewer places than the Seminar and the registration is not included in the full Seminar registration. So please check the detailed information regarding each of this workshops.

CLICK HERE for details regarding both the Seminar and the pre-Seminar

Contact: Adriana Jurczyk Duarte –

ECArTE – European Arts Therapies Education – 2017
Call for Papers, performances, posters, panel discussions and workshops

13-16 September 2017, Krakow, Poland

Traditions in Transitions – New articulations in the arts therapies
Tradycje w przemianie – nowe artykulacje w arteterapii

The Conference Directors invite you to submit proposals on the conference theme
Follow the link to

Conference Directors:
Chair: Sarah Scoble, University of Worcester, UNITED KINGDOM
Vice Chair: Richard Hougham, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UNITED KINGDOM
Treasurer: Jan Vandromme, PXL University College, BELGIUM

The selection processes will take place during October and November 2016.
Late submissions cannot be considered by the Scientific Committee.

The Conference will be hosted by kind permission of Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie



ATHP is an online interactive workshop that combines the principles of positive psychology and the creative process. We focus around the four positive forces of wellbeing, Connection, Compassion, Contribution and Courage.

Art journaling, mixed media creations, mindful photography and yoga will all be part of the mix! We will be experimenting with new materials and techniques that you can then continue to use to increase creativity in your life.

New workshop content that is all linked to research that has been shown to increase wellbeing will be added as the year progresses, keeping the site alive and full of fresh inspiration to fulfill your creative needs throughout the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

Art swaps were very popular in past projects and new swaps are part of ATHP2015. These enable the chance to deeply connect with other creative friends from around the world. Some material from 2013 and 2014 projects is archived within the 2015 Project so will be available for all participants to access and download. These are valuable resources for personal and professional use. One day we may put them all into a book but for now they are freely available for participants to download and use.

Click here to read more about the project or register 
You can also email Janet McLeod at

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Square the Circle

Symbolism and Creativity Retreat
Bali, Indonesia

24 March to 1 April 2017

This Symbolism and Creativity Retreat in March 2017 is designed to help a personal, creative journey, through an understanding of symbolic thought and its significance to who we are and what motivates us. What better place to do this than the beautiful island of Bali, steeped in artistic cultural heritage and rich, vibrant symbolism?

The retreat includes yoga by the pool, and daily workshops exploring symbolism facilitated by qualified Art Therapists,based around the symbolic festival of Nyepi. We are located at the beautiful Indies Estate, with luxury ensuite rooms around our own pool, meals and trips included. The creative elements are intense and fulfilling, but there is also plenty of time for yoga, massages, beauty treatments and swimming and sunbathing. For more information on the workshops and to find out more about the Bali retreat, go to

Contact: Jackie Hall –

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