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Laughter in Psychotherapy

a help or a hindrance?


Course Details

During this one day workshop,we will explore how we use ourselves in the work with clients and in particular the use of laughter in relationship building and as a cathartic release.


We will look at how laughter can be both healing and shaming and explore ways of introducing a sense of fun into what can often be heavy work.


We will explore some creative exercises that are light hearted and healing.


Venue: LimerickMary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick
Next Start Date:
25th Novemeber 2017

Time: 10.00am-5.00pm

Workshop: €100
PCI College Graduate: €90
PCI College Student: €80

  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy and students currently in professional training. Entry is by online application form.


This is an opportunity to learn and explore the therapeutic relationship with a particular emphasis on how we use ourselves in the work through playfulness and laughter. 


Lets learn and laugh together.


Majella Ryan



Majella is an experienced child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist and believes in the power of the relationship as an agent for healing change in her therapeutic work. She has a strong interest in developing and supporting healthy attachments in therapy and a curiosity about how we use ourselves to deepen the therapeutic process.


Majella has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, a family therapy service and in CARI for 21 years. She is also a supervisor for play therapists, creative arts therapists, and child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapists. Majella is a lecturer on two child and adolescent psychotherapy programmes.


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