The Matryoshka dolls (or nesting dolls) are associated with the mother figure and with family and fertility. They can be seen as a traditional representation of the mother carrying a child within her and as a representation of a chain of mothers carrying on the family legacy through the child in their womb. They can also be considered different aspects of self and are a good way to work with the inner child.

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    Matryoshka and her Inner Dolls workshop with Jennifer Ramsay

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Jennifer Ramsay

I qualified as a social worker in 1984 initially working within a psychiatric hospital before working within a counselling and therapy centre for alcohol and drug addicts. I qualified as a CTA in the field of counselling in 1992 and as TSTA in 2002. Since 1994 I have run a private practice for counselling and therapy. A large part of my work, which I love, is TA-training and supervision in Germany, Prague, and Bucharest. Last, but not least I provide coaching and conflict-management within organisations.Jennifer Ramsay is a professional storyteller and art therapist. She has told stories in more than 2,000 events and trained hundreds of people in the ancestral art of storytelling. Jennifer works with story medicine in private practice and as a group facilitator, weaving storytelling into unique workshops with her studies in Art Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Psychodrama and Embodied Dance and Movement therapies. She is the founder of Story Arte, a centre for Creativity and Personal development in the village where she lives, near Madrid in Spain.

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5 star rating

Maria do Carmo Cruz

Loved the work, the posture and the generous knowledge of Jen. So resourceful this work with dolls .

Loved the work, the posture and the generous knowledge of Jen. So resourceful this work with dolls .

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