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                                     Dr Sue Jennings  pioneered Dramatherapy and Neuro-Dramatic-Play  in the UK and

                                     Europe, and her career in professional theatre, play and dramatherapy, and social

                                     anthropology spans over 50 years. In 2002 she was awarded the Gertrud Schattner

                                     Plaque for ‘Excellence in Practice and Education in Drama Therapy’. Currently she is a

                                     Visiting Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University, and provides training in Malaysia for

                                     Penang Mental Health Association, IIUM, and Enrich Counselling, Kuala Lumpur. She is

                                     a Director of The Institute of Dramatherapy (UK), and President of the Romanian

                                     Association of Play Therapy and Dramatherapy.


Dr Jennings has published over 40 books, many of which are translated into Greek, Korean, Russian and Italian. She specialises in Neuro-Dramatic-Play, an attachment based approach, which can be applied with all age groups, including elderly and frail people, and those with dementia. Sue was awarded a Churchill Fellowship ‘Arts and Older People’, 2012-2013.



                                                     Sharon Jacksties has been a professional traditional storyteller for over twenty

                                                     years, telling to adults and young audiences of all kinds of settings. Running

                                                     number of community storytelling projects has enabled her to collect

                                                     fascinating stories from local people, and she has been researching Somerset

                                                     stories for the past eight years. Sharon has a passion for traditional music and

                                                     has a particular interest in the connection between music, song and story. She

                                                     has worked extensively in care homes. Sharon is pictured here with Sue

                                                     receiving a Sparkle Award; she was the first UK recipient of the award.

...creating an alternative pathway...

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