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Marion Green

Marion Green is an HCPC Registered Art Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Therapist. She initially worked as a social worker in Child Protection, in schools (running a gardening project for non- attenders) and in adoption. She trained in Horticulture and Biodynamics and facilitated a women’s gardening and self-development project in Honduras.

Her art therapy training was based in Anthroposophy. She has worked in prisons, with sex workers, traumatised adolescents, the chronically sick and dying, in adult acute and intensive psychiatric care and with offenders in the community. She is a visiting tutor at Tobias School of Art and Therapy, supervisor and facilitates workshops in Self- Care, Maintaining Professional Vitality: Burnout and Secondary Trauma. She has a private practise in Gloucestershire focussing on Intensive Trauma Therapy. She is a contributor to Art Therapy with Neurological Conditions by M Liebmann and S Weston Jessica Kingsley 2015 and has contributed articles to New View and Newsbriefing, the BAAT Journal. Marion seeks to enable people to realign with the rhythms of nature through art therapy.

Past and present Confer events
Working with the Unseen
Saturday 21 January 2017

Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2016

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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