Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.
– Eileen Miller
Art therapy uses the creative process of art making to inform personal meaning. Creating art in any form, can in and of itself, be a form of self-expression and healing. The Arts can also be used as tools to give voice to what was previously unknown and to help achieve therapeutic goals. Artistic talent is not a requirement for a successful art therapy session. Art therapy is a relatively gentle form of therapy that can assist people of all ages express difficult thoughts and feelings.
How I work as an art therapist…
Art therapy is about self-inquiry and healing, and not about making ‘great’ art. The focus of art therapy is on the process, and the metaphors and feelings, that arise during the experience. I work primarily with adults who want to inquire and get to know the deeper and more meanigful parts of themselves.
We can use a variety of mediums in our session. However my passion is using the power of images and collage to open the door to exploring our unique parts and true self. I incorporate a collection of best practice processes that bypass our rationale sedimented mind and get to the nitty gritty of our consciousness. It is often an insightful, emotional, joyous and spiritual journey. The people I work with tell me they feel better about themselves and others, and find peace and contement. They are surpised by their renewed sources of creativity and intuition. If you’d like to know more, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0430 220 552 for more information.
With permission of artist/inquirer (M. 2017)