Vida Faizi and Christa Kirby, Medica Afghanistan, 2010, 33 pgs., 234 KB
This volume is a manual for counsellors, psychologists, social workers and other professionals who work with women and children in a psychosocial, psycho-educational, therapeutic or advisory capacity. The warm-ups and exercises contained herein have been introduced and customized for staff members, trainees and clients of medica mondiale Afghanistan by various contributing international trainers.
While ample explanation is provided for each of these exercises, it is strongly suggested that they only be implemented by those who have received in-person training on both the theory and practice of using bodywork and/or creative arts therapy work with traumatized individuals.
This manual is divided into two parts, WARM-UPS and MAIN ACTIVITIES. Each of these contains three sections that characterize the overall objective of the exercise: Relaxing, Energizing and Connecting. Listed for each exercise, there is an estimated duration (Time), the reasons behind doing it (Rationale) and a description of what to do (Activity). For exercises requiring any materials, there is also a Materials section. Finally, in some instances there is an additional section called Adaptation or Extension, explaining how the exercise can be changed or continued and built upon. Most of the exercises in this manual may be used with individuals or groups.