For professionals

Our workshops are run by experienced Hearts & Minds practitioners and our approach is child-led and person-led, with creative play always at its heart.

for professional carers of young people with complex support needs

Do you find yourself 'sticking to what you know' or feel that it is difficult to 'find a way' with the young people in your care? Do you feel self-conscious using play and humour?

This workshop explores our unique Hearts & Minds approach to creating meaningful communication through listening, improvisation and play. It offers innovative tools to refresh your working practices and empower staff to take new approaches to daily routines, timetables and learning objectives. Our highly skilled practitioners share the Hearts & Minds approach to building trusting and meaningful relationships, and creating playful connections, by focusing on observational and non-verbal communication skills. This workshop aims to increase your confidence in using creative play as a tool for learning.

for professional carers of people living with dementia

Refresh and enliven your working practice with a workshop designed to help build your personal resilience and inject playfulness and energy into your working day.

You’ll gain insight into our unique Hearts & Minds approach to building observational and non-verbal communication skills as well as increasing your confidence in using creative play as a tool for building trusting and meaningful relationships with the people in your care.

Recent feedback from our workshop with Kinections, East Ayrshire:

"I have much more understanding of communication with late stage dementia and how simple this was to implement"

"I was energised from when I came in. I found it eye-opening and entertaining. The group were fantastic, everyone was open-minded."

"I am feeling empowered and have more tools in the kit. They were there but hadn't identified them. There were staff here from different care homes with different roles and was great how there were no barriers in the room."

To book a place on a workshop or for more information please contact or call 0131 229 4037