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THERAPY AND THE ARTS

Therapy provides a space to explore and gain more awareness of past and present experiences. It’s an opportunity to learn more about yourself as an individual, how you function in relationships and making more meaningful authentic relationships.

 

The Arts 

No previous art experience is necessary. Using imagination, play and the arts can help understand and unlock patterns of behaviour that are not serving us. Working creatively helps access the unconscious parts of self, where a lot of memories and emotions are stored that may be hard to face alone. When we become more conscious of these we open up opportunities for change and create new neural pathways in the brain. 

The art forms used can include:

  • postcards

  • drawing/painting

  • clay/3D/nature installation

  • poetry/writing/words 

  • drama/story/puppets

  • music

  • bodywork/dance/movement

  • play/figures/sand tray

  • dreamwork

Ecotherapist

I am an Ecotherapist. Ecotherapy is the practice of helping people develop a symbiotic relationship with the more than human world to further therapeutic growth, deepen awareness of our impact on the natural world and inspire passion for taking more care. It can involve a variety of modalities and earth based practices including understanding and acknowledging the changing cycles and recognising how they impact us. Natural objects in the arts can help us connect to the healing power of nature.