Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Thu 12 Oct 2017, Lichfield Garrick Workshops
Listening With Your Eyes Workshop
Led by Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachael Savage
Thursday 12th October 6.30pm – 8.30pm
About the workshop
Listening with your Eyes is a workshop for anyone who wants to better develop skills of empathy, insight, listening and trust-building, particularly in the arena of Health and Care.
Suitable for all experiences, Listening with your Eyes explores practically the many ways in which we make connections, with the emphasis on the non-verbal. It looks at the impact of body language, mood, eye-contact, touch, and gesture, and shows how tone of voice can change the meaning of the words we say. It explores the many ways in which ways we can still connect with someone when words may no longer make any sense. The workshop offers an opportunity for participants to see the powerful effect of non-verbal techniques, and their benefit in helping us make real and honest connections – particularly with those living with dementia.
The workshop is led in a supportive and playful way, with as much laughter as possible, so that participants relax and engage with the session. Our aim is for everyone to learn through their own discovery; to feel for themselves, to see with their own eyes and so to empathise with others more easily.