Improving Behaviour Through Expressive Methods with Dr. Joyce Mills

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Improving Behaviour Through Expressive Methods with Dr. Joyce Mills

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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, Ph.D., known for her warm, playfully dynamic, and inspirational style, is an internationally recognized storyteller, keynote presenter, workshop leader, consultant, trauma specialist, and program developer for health-care, psychological, educational, and community organizations.

Founder of The StoryPlay® Center (to link to:, 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. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, Dr. Mills is the author and co-author of seven books (to link to: 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.

For close to two decades, Dr. Mills has been on the Board of Directors of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Through this project, Dr. Mills co-leads healing retreats for women along with Native American spiritual and educational leaders. 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
  • Date:
  • 6th & 7th October 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)


    Mont' Kiara International School

    Conference Fees: 
    Early bird price (until 6 September 2018)
    1 day only: RM450
    Both days: RM800

    Normal price (after 6 September 2018)
    1 day only: RM500
    Both days: RM920

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

*Our sincere apologies. We are currently facing some technical issues with Paypal. As such, we are unable to receive payments through the website. Please make payment using online transfer and include your child's name under "Payment reference" for tracking purposes. 

Here are our details:

Account Name:  Hils Learning Sdn Bhd

Bank:  Hong Leong Bank Bhd

Account Number: 04800212269

Again, our apologies for the inconvenience.

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