Today, the Directions Health Therapeutic Drawing group visited the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Margaret and John, our Gallery educators for our afternoon experience, led a creative discussion about horizons, sky, and air whilst inspiring us with the art of two extraordinary Australian artists. Then we created what I call response art of our experience. Afterwards, … Continue reading An afternoon at the Gallery
Sharing 'pebbles' whilst playing with ink and water.
This year seems to have sped by at the speed of light! I can't believe it's already the end of November and the Restorative Supervision Group has also come to an end for this year. For those that don't know, my Restorative Supervision groups are based on the premise that practitioners need not only to be aware … Continue reading Final Session of Restorative Professional Supervision Group for 2018
Here I go again... gushing about my job! The fact is, I love facilitating the Therapeutic Drawing series at Directions Health. I take great joy and comfort in knowing I don't have to do very much; just share in the creative activity and reap the benefits. The studies are right! Participants always say that they … Continue reading How did I get to be so lucky?
This week I shared an activity I really enjoy doing, and posted about in 'Reach for the crayons...', from the Lisa Congdon online Sketchbook series (http://lisacongdon.com/category/classes/). The group was a small one in a community residential program, and after a more serious inquiry about self care, we continued the conversation into the science behind drawing … Continue reading Therapeutic drawing