The Once Upon Trilogy: 1 Once Upon an Archetype


9:00 am

- 4:30 pm

This is part one of a three part CPD. Parts two and three are now available to book. You may also be interested in:

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Availability: 23 Seats Available

About the course

This is the first of the “Once Upon…Trilogy”

An archetype is a character type, storyline, or event that is notably recurrent across the human experience. In the arts, an archetype creates a sense of familiarity, allowing an audience member to easily comprehend an event or character.

During the day we will walk through the woods with wolves and bears. Giants will haunt us and witches will die. Princes will rescue and maidens will find the recourses and resilience to defeat even the most ugly of characters.

Come and discover how the ancient stories touch our hearts, souls and psyche.


Alun John, B.Ed

Alun has vast experience working with children and young people. Alun was an assistant pastor with responsibility for children and youth projects. He was a professional actor and worked in theatre in education for many years. He trained as a teacher and qualified with a B.Ed. and taught for many years. As a teacher he worked with primary children as well as 14 – 16 year olds in a pupil referral unit (PRU). He has managed the children and youth work programmes for charities. Alun trained to become a play therapist and as an accredited play therapist and clinical supervisor Alun became the Clinical Director of Catchpoint, a therapeutic organisation. He led a team of therapists that worked exclusively with looked after children who had experienced complex trauma. Alun is now an adult educator with both national and international experience. He has been able to use his varied experiences to find a unique way of communicating the skills and passion needed to be an authentic therapeutic practitioner.

This course will take place at Bedminster Quaker, Wedmore Vale, Bedminster,  Bristol, BS3 5HX.

There will be morning and afternoon breaks where hot and cold drinks will be provided.
Bring your own Lunch. There will be a kitchen with microwave and oven.

If you have any queries, please get in touch.

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