Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy  

​Sessions now available to book.

Holistic integrated creative art therapy is generally used as a treatment for something – usually

as a way to improve one’s emotional state or mental well-being. Expressive arts therapy doesn’t

have to be used only as a treatment though. It can be used to relieve stress or tension, or it can be

used as a mode of self-discovery. Many people can stand to use some sort of creative outlet. It is

based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve

conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour, reduce stress, increase self-esteem

and self-awareness, and achieve insight. This is often used in addition to traditional therapies and medical assistance.

As someone who has suffered depression and anxiety throughout my life, I personally have an understanding of how art really can sooth the soul. It is a great form of meditation particularly for those who find other forms of mediation are just not for them. Take it from someone who endures anxiety and at times couldn’t possible create as it just wouldn’t be good enough. Art Therapy is not about creating a masterpiece; it is about listening to your inner thoughts, letting go, and finding balance but using a creative tool to help you on this journey.

With four children of my own, I’m passionate about working with children. Children experience life stresses too - from NAPLAN and VCE, to socialising, hormones, school life, home life and everything in between. Holistic Integrated Creative Art therapy is a tool that can help to guide them through the stormy waters of life and float confidently into adult hood.

I studied the MBEd Diploma of Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy (HICAT) with Mind Body Education Pty Ltd & The Wholistic Health College.

What does a session look like:

Each session is different but typically incorporates:

  • a relaxation activity,

  • a chat about where you are at,

  • a creative activity which may include one or more of dance, music, clay, painting, drawing.

  • Reflection and discussion

  • Ideas/emotional tools to use between sessions

supporting

mental health  using the creative process of art making
to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being for individuals of

all ages.

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are tailored specifically to you and where you are currently. These can be worked around a specific area of your life like parent hood, work, trauma, past experiences, etc or created to help improve your overall well-being.

 

Our initial appointment will be a get to know you session and I usually prefer a brief phone call before hand to check we are a good fit for each other.

Group Sessions/Classes

Classes are evolved around a small group of people looking to enhance their mental well being. These are a great way to connect with yourself and others and are ideal as a maintenance program for your emotional health.

For more information about group availability and inclusions, please check our bookings page. Types of sessions include:

  • For Kids: Teaching children to use the creative arts to give "voice" to thoughts they cannot verbally express. Each session will start with a warm up, include activities which promote the processing of self-esteem, trauma, stress or anxiety and include opportunities to reflect. Children will be encouraged to: use problem solving, imagination and self-expression to build self-awareness; communicate thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment

  • For Women: Within a safe and nurturing environment, you will go on a journey of self-discovery. We will explore self-expression and self-awareness, looking to build peach of mind, self esteem, communication, and tension release.

Click here to learn more about group sessions

Workshops

For more information about up and coming workshops, please head to our workshops page. Creative art workshops include:
 

  • Meditation in Action: 5 Elements series - the journey movement. Music, movement, mindfulness, healing, inspirational and nurturing. No dance experience necessary.

  • Cocktails, caring and creativity: an evening of meditation, movement, creative expression, and reflection. Do you prioritise everyone else over yourself? This is a great way to relax, socialise, unwind, connect with your emotions and express with creativity.

Benefits for all

​​Who would benefit: Anyone looking to relieve stress or tension.

Primary Age

Kids

Features

safe, easy, accessible, effective, mindfulness, meditation, art, music, movement, sound/music, story telling

Advantages

safe environment, expression, easy to pick up, release, relaxation techniques, consideration/thought, become aware

Benefits

Improve self-management, improve communication skills, improve problem-solving skills, build self esteem, relieve feelings of stress or anxiety, developing motor skills

Mothers

Features

safe, easy, accessible, effective treatment, self-treatment for mental and/or emotional conditions, mindfulness, meditation, mindful art, story telling, creative writing, journaling, movement, music therapy

advantages

regular sessions help make us accountable to follow through, safe environment, expression, easy to pick up, release, relaxation techniques, consideration/thought, become aware

Benefits

Peace of mind regarding health, improve self-management, may reduce symptoms of depression, improve communication skills, address past traumas, reduce stress levels, build self-esteem, relaxation responses, eases anxiety, new perspective, problem solving, emotional release, tension release, calms the mind

Adults

Features

Meditation, mindful art, story telling, creative writing, journaling, movement, music therapy

advantages

Safe environment, expression, easy to pick up, release, relaxation techniques, consideration/thought, become aware, no creative skills needed.

Benefits

Peace of mind regarding health, improve self-management, may reduce symptoms of depression, improve communication skills, address past traumas, reduce stress levels, build self-esteem, relaxation responses, eases anxiety, new perspective, problem solving, emotional release, tension release, calms the mind

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