Improving Behaviour Through Expressive Methods with Dr. Joyce Mills

Children have a driving need to expand their awareness and to discover new possibilities at every turn of their developmental process. However, that natural curiosity often gets shrouded by stress, expectations, demands, bullying, peer pressure, low self-esteem and self-worth, and an overall disconnection from life’s joy.

With a clear mission to inspire children and teens to soar, the resiliency-based program, provides proven creative and experiential tools that will show them how to overcome obstacles, enhance emotional literacy, and improve problem-solving skills.

About the Speaker

Dr. Joyce Mills is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is the creator of StoryPlay®, an Ericksonian resiliency-focussed model of Play Therapy and she is the founder of the StoryPlay® centre. Dr. Mills is a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor and the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Phoenix Institute for Ericksonian Therapy. She utilizes masterful and creative storytelling to help severely troubled children, youth, and families.

Dr. Mills blends Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Play Therapy, and her experiences with Native American, Hawaiian, and other trans-cultural teachings to create the inspiration to soar. Dr. Mills is the recipient of the 1997 Play Therapy International Award for outstanding career contributions to the field of Play Therapy and Child Psychology. She is an adjunct faculty member of Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona, and is on the board of directors of the Turtle Island Project. Through this project, Dr. Mills co-leads healing retreats for women along with Native American spiritual and educational leaders.

Dr. Mills is the author and co-author of seven books including the award-winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within, Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel, Gentle Willow, and Little Tree.

Dr. Mills currently provides workshops and consulting nationally and internationally, and is in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Who should attend

  • Therapists, educators, speech therapists, and professionals working with children to facilitate creative solutions to problems and healing

  • Parents looking for alternative ways to connect with their children

  • NGOs and organizations working with children

Day 1 : 6 October 2018, Saturday

  • Calm anxious students and prepare them for learning through expressive methods

  • Improve behavior management by creating a safe space for emotional expression

  • Reduce bullying by teaching children "Tools of Kindness" for every act of kindness is an antidote to violence

  • Use different types of metaphors to make positive change


Day 2 : 7 October 2018, Sunday

  • Develop creative solutions for problem solving

  • Strategies for overcoming obstacles in daily life

  • Help disconnected children to connect with the outside world with compassion

  • Facilitate emotional expression and open conversations about deeper emotional issues through creative and indirect methods

6th & 7th October 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 9am-5pm

Venue: Mont' Kiara International School

Conference Fees:
1 day only: RM500
Both days: RM920

*Group discounts available (3 participants and above) contact us for more details and for group registrations.

Registration closes on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

How to register

Individual Registrations

Step 1:
Fill up the registration form below.
(Please note that your space will not be confirmed until full payment has been made.)

Step 2:
Make payment via online transfer and include your name under "Payment reference" for tracking purposes.
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Account Name: Hils Learning Sdn Bhd
Bank: Hong Leong Bank Bhd
Account Number: 04800212269

Step 3:

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Group Registrations

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