Weʼve raised £35 to Help me help others! I need money for the first instalment of my MA to train me to work with young adults who have experienced trauma.
- March, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017
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There is a worrying shortage of people trained to provide therapy for young people, and more young people than ever in need of it. PTSD, for example, is much more common than many people realise, and many young people are suffering as a result of truamatic experiences in childhood.
As somebody who has had to overcome the traumatic effects of my own childhood, I understand the profound effect these have if left untreated.
As somebody who works with young adults, many of whom are struggling with mental health issues, I see first hand how they cause suffering, and create barriers to young peoples education and futures.
There is a growing body of evidence from neuroscience which shows that therapy, and art psychotherpay can actually help to repair the damage of trauma at a physical level ; our brains are plastic and can be 'rewired'.
Your money will pay for my first year deposit, so that I can start my 4 year journey to an MA in integrative arts psychotherapy with the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education.
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Sep 21, 2017
Hi AndyGood luck with the effort. Have made a donation. Best wishes, Nicky
Sep 19, 2017
I was going to donate to the cats' home for your birthday, but this is much better :DThis sounds like the perfect course for you. Best of luck, Andi!
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March, United Kingdom
I began teaching in 1995 and have worked with young adults ever since. I currently work as a one to one tutor in psychology & sociology and take a holistic approach : I create a safe space where young adults can talk about any challenges which are impacting on their learning.