ART FROM THE HEART
Will Become Clear
Only When You Look into
Your HEART, Who Looks
Outside Dreams, Who Looks
quoted by "Carl Jung"
What is Art Therapy?
Art therapy uses various art mediums with a creative process to make art. It
improves a persons physical, mental and emotional well-being. Art therapy is sometimes called creative art or expressive arts therapy, as it encourages people to express and understand their emotions, through artistic expression and creative processes, to find healing and deeper meaning on our personal life journey.
What is the Trans-personal Art Therapy approach?
It by-passes all the head stuff and chatter of the mind and tunes us into our creative, intuitive side, heart and soul. Transpersonal processes are used to take you to a deeper place using relaxation/meditation techniques. It looks past the "persona" or mask that we all wear, takes you to the core of your soul, and so connecting to the spiritual aspect of one self. It is a powerful creative therapy tool, that goes straight to the source of our being to find meaning within our lives.
How does it work?
Relaxation/Meditation techniques are used to tap into the subconscious. These meditative forms of relaxation have been around for centuries and have been recognised as having many health benefits. The silence and stillness of relaxation/meditation techniques are calming. Relaxes us to release pent-up stress and makes us feel more at peace. By quieting the mind through relaxation techniques, the person can slowly begin to tap into their own subconscious, listen to the small voice and visualise, what is stored there at a deeper level.
Benefits of Art therapy & why Use it ??
It opens doors for feelings too difficult to talk about, art helps us face whats on the inside... Increases self-esteem & confidence... art is a natural "high" that also heals.... Provides relaxation & balance, involves the whole person...
Reduces stress in life for clients & staff...... Taps into ones creative side, much of our thinking is visual......Helps one break through rather than breakdown, art normalizes psychotherapy... Assist personal growth & insights, negative feelings are more easily expressed in art.... Provides tools to navigate transitions in life, art is flexible & versatile using many mediums..
What is an Art Therapist?
Art therapists are professionals trained in both creative art expression and counselling techniques. they have knowledge of human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions and the healing potential of art. Art therapists use art as treatment/therapy, assessment & research, they provide information to other allied professionals. eg. Psychiatrists & General Practitioners. Art therapists work
with people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups and communities. Provide services in settings that include: community outreach programs, wellness centers, schools, aged care facilities, corporate sectors. mental health, rehabilitation, medical & forensic institutions, also post traumatised communities for example, homes
lost to fire/floods.
Debra is trained as a Transpersonal Art Therapist Counsellor (Adv.Dip accredited).
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