Swindon UK Workshop April 2020

Song Therapy Workshop Spring 2020
For song therapy students and anyone with an interest in music, singing,
well being and sensitive leadership.

This workshop, originally planned for Sunday 26th April 2020 is now postponed and a provisional date has been set for Sunday 4th October 2020. All other details remain the same for the time being. Updates will be provided in due course.

Self Care and Continuity - £50
Originally planned for Sunday 26th April 2020 Holiday Inn (not The Holiday Inn Express) Marlborough Road Swindon SN3 6AQ
£50 payable in advance. A provisional date of Sunday 4th October 2020 has now been set and more updates will follow.

Self care has become a popular theme in recent years. Our ability to help others is closely linked to how well we look after ourselves. This workshop explores this theme through the lens of mindfulness, self awareness, active listening, professional supervision and song therapy.

Arrive 9.30 am End 4.30 pm.

Mindfulness Lynsey Wellington About

Supervision and Counselling Michael Cohen

Listening skills Dr Catherine Pestano About

Recreational Music Improvisation Nigel Neill About

Song Therapy Course Supervisor Clare Chappel About

Exact programme will be posted closer to the time but we might keep things a little flexible anyw
ay given that it is the first time we have met up together. We wont try and pack too much in, rather we’ll use the day as an opportunity to relax, enjoy some music making together, share thoughts on song therapy and our own experiences. We will try and welcome informal contributions along the way as well.

Maximum numbers will be twenty five to thirty. As of 19/2/20 we have about twenty two so far I believe. You are welcome to bring an instrument but piano/keyboards might be a problem simply because of the space they take up so perhaps best left at home, we will have a couple there anyway. Please let us know what instrument you might be bringing. There will be plenty of instruments available to play around with as well.

Ireland Workshop
There is a workshop planned for Ireland this year, details to be announced.

Complementary Health Professionals*
CHP have their annual meeting in October, again, details to be announced.


Please make payment as soon as possible to guarantee your place, preferably before the end of February and send an email to info@songtherapy.net confirming payment. Once payment has been made this confirms your place and we will send you a receipt as confirmation. Cost is £50 and fully refundable up to two weeks before the event. Thereafter we will try to refund in full so long as all our costs are covered or another person steps in to take the place. The cost includes tea/coffee but excludes lunch.

Payable to ‘West Street Creative Skills & Learning’ and posted to the address below

Bank transfer
Bank : Santander PLC
Address : Bootle Cen
tre, Bridle Rd, Bootle L30 4GB
Bank Account Name : West Street Studios
Bank Account Number: 03639681
Bank Account Sortcode: 09-01-50
International IBAN : GB74 ABBY 0901 5003 6396 81
International BIC / SWIFT : ABBYGB3EXXX

Credit/debit card
Please email for details

Please use the ‘Send money’ option to sales@weststreetstudios.co.uk

*The Song Therapy Network is a not for profit informal association of musicians and activity co-ordinators promoting high standards of professional practice in community and social care. It is run voluntarily by a small group of us interested in providing high quality training opportunities and other learning resources for independent singers, instrumentalists and activity co-ordinators who might find themselves working with vulnerable children and adults and who are unable to afford the time or money to study at university. More info here www.songtherapy.net

Complementary Health Professionals (CHP) is an association of responsible complementary health practitioners, originally established in 1994. They accredit a number of high quality private schools and colleges that provide a range of training opportunities for complementary and alternative health practitioners. Our song therapy course is independently accredited by CHP. They promote professional practice and responsible informed delivery of a range of natural therapeutic interventions. There are allied to the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health care Council) the UK government sponsored authority that promotes high standards of professional practice in the complementary and alternative health care sector.

West Street Creative Skills and Learning. The certificate in song therapy course is licensed to West Street and marketed through the Song Therapy Network. Copyright in course materials exists. Other related music well being and leadership courses will follow at the right time. This includes a diploma course in song therapy, now planned for launch in 2021.

West Street Creative Skills and Learning c/o Nigel Neill Lyddons Cottage Upton Somerset TA4 2JE United Kingdom


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