Draw and Talk
Draw and Talk is a safe and easy to learn serial drawing technique for use with children or young people who have suffered trauma or have underlying emotional difficulties. It supports those who are not realising their full potential, either academically or socially.
The purpose of the method is to encourage children to draw with a person with whom they feel comfortable at the same time each week. Our trained Draw and Talk Assistant in school is Miss Thomas. Miss Thomas will ask a number of non-intrusive questions about the drawing and over time a symbolic resolution is found to old conflicts and trauma is healed.
Working with the children is carried out safely and non-intrusively, with respect for their own pace and state of being. This is why anyone using Draw and Talk learns to stay in the world of the child’s drawing. The child sets the pace and decides what to bring to the session. Once they feel safe, their imagination begins to unfold.
After completion of Draw and Talk Therapy, children are more able to control their behaviour, better able to access an academic curriculum and most importantly have higher self-esteem; this allows them to thrive in the world around them. We want all children and young people to have the opportunity to achieve and develop the skills and character to make a successful transition into adult life.