Community Facilitator

If you seek a Movement and Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitator for your community, clients or staff, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you. 

As an experienced facilitator, program co-ordinator and content creator, I work with organisations support the development of their community and youth programs. 

I will work with your organisation and the client group to co-design a program that will be tailored to meet their identified needs and desired outcomes. 

I provide a program outline and booklet with lesson plans and activities. 

I am available to facilitate the program and/or provide facilitator training to your staff. 

WHO DO I WORK WITH?

 

I work with a variety of clientele, from early childhood to primary and secondary-aged young people to adults, all with varying backgrounds, needs, disadvantages and trauma history.

*Playgroups & Primary School (Moving Nature workshops)

*Teenage groups

*Young Adults

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

 

A tailored session could be designed as:

  • A half to full day workshop;
  • Weekly term program;
  • After-school or evening group;
  • Part of a school holiday program, camp or retreat.

Tailored to the needs of the group in a client-centered approach, I facilitate activities that invite social connection, creative play and insightful self-reflection and discovery.

"Dandenong West Primary School has had the privilege of Cathy’s specifically designed Dance and Movement programs throughout 2016. Cathy has run several groups that target different ages, creating a fun, energetic and therapeutic space where creativity and ‘giving it a go’ is Cathy’s main focus. As the facilitator, she provides clear guidance and direction, whilst also providing a safe space for the children to self-express though their own movements. 

Throughout the year the staff have seen social and emotional changes in many of the students as a result of her programs. These programs have proven to be effective with different children for different reasons, as each individual is able to explore their creative side, emotional side and physical sensations, through movement." - Donna Lai, Social Worker

"Thank you seems so inadequate when I reflect on the generous investment of time, love and open authentic sharing of you at our Girls Retreat. There is absolutely no doubt the impact you have had on our vulnerable teenage girls. You brought such a special and unique set of skills and qualities and I truly valued your contribution Cathy. 

I truly appreciated the time and thought you put into planning the two workshops. It proved to be quite an intense and very reflective day for some of the girls – shifting emotions and beliefs perhaps not truly serving them very well. After you left, most of the girls went off in small groups for walks and intimate conversation. I felt that was very much a response to the impact you had. Thank you. How fortunate these girls are to have so many women invested in their wellbeing and journey into adulthood". - Jeanette Horsley, YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services Director