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Immersive Story Therapy

Children in tent during Immersive Story Therapy

National Lottery Awards for All logoWe are absolutely delighted to have been awarded some funding by the National Lottery Awards for All to run a limited number of FREE Immersive Story Therapy Blocks, as of August 2022.

What is Immersive Story Therapy?

Stories hold magic for children as well as for adults. Their symbolic language can convey meaning more powerfully than thought out by rational discussion or explanation.

At CPotential we deliver Immersive Story Therapy with a multisensory approach. By using words, sounds, movement, art and cooking, we create the opportunity for children to express their internal world through story metaphors, characters and plots, and to express their feelings, worries, happiness and joy.

Stories provide a way for a child to explore who they are and what they feel, and by immersing themselves in a story – everyone is the creator.

Immersive Story Therapy at CPotential is delivered by highly experienced Dasha Conolly, SENCO and Conductive Educator Assistant.

Benefits of Immersive Story Therapy

  • Girl sitting in a foil tent with balloons in Immersive Story Therapy

    Enables the child to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe environment

  • Further develops language and communication skills
  • Helps to formulate thoughts and identify feelings through the character in the story
  • Improves confidence
  • Parents/carers benefit from connecting with other parents in the group environment and can share their common parenting experiences.

Immersive story therapy is not designed to be analysed and interpreted, it is to enable children (and adults) to express and note their feelings, resulting in a therapeutic effect.

Who is Immersive Story Therapy suitable for?

All aged children, and adults too.

The programme is suitable for children who may be struggling with their emotions, confidence, abilities to make friends, or express their needs in a positive way and feel accepted.

Children often struggle with their life stories which may be painful or complicated. Stories can lend them language (verbal or non-verbal) to express their worries, and anxieties but also joy and happiness – and knowing the difference between the different emotions.

What happens in an Immersive Story Therapy session?

Children preparing their story in Immersive Story Therapy

Immersive Story Therapy is delivered once a week in a small group format – across a 5-week  block programme. 1 hour per session. 

During each weekly session, there will be a specific theme and function, so it is important that participants try to attend the whole block, if possible. In the case of unforeseeable circumstances when participants are unable to attend, you will be briefed about the missed session via email.

Parent carers and children are equal participants in the whole programme and will not be supporting their own child through the process.

The program will consist of the following:

  • A story will be experienced through words, sounds movement and practical activities
  • The group will be split into 2 groups; each group creating its own story
  • The story to be finalised and performed/recorded/written – depending on what the group decides
  • Children and adults will be split into separate groups for half of the session and brought back for the second part when the parent/carer will be invited to create a memory journal with their child.

When are the upcoming dates for Immersive Story Therapy?

Sessions are usually held on Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 11.30am across the five-week period.

How much is Immersive Story Therapy?

Due to funding from the National Lottery Awards for All, we are delighted to offer a limited number of FREE Immersive Story Therapy blocks – as of August 2022.

The usual price is £34 per session, booked as a block of 5 sessions.

We believe that no child or young person should go without treatment due to financial circumstances.

As a not-for-profit organisation, CPotential is committed to fundraising for bursary support so we can provide the very best tailored integrated rehabilitation programmes for children and young people with movement disorders, at a vastly reduced rate.

Our prices vary per session across our core suite of services, depending on personal circumstances, bursary availability, and eligibility criteria. To help us gauge eligibility for a Therapy Plan Bursary, we do require a household income range that best represents your current financial status. E.g. £0 to £25,000, £26,000 to £50,000, £51,000 to £75,000 or £76,000 to £100,000+. See baseline fees here.

There is a one-off fee of £20 for an initial assessment to access all CPotential services.

How do I book Immersive Story Therapy?

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