ART THERAPY & COUNSELLING
BENEFITS OF TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY
Using art materials and meditation as tools to communicate experiences and emotions.
Cut through the noise of your mind and go straight to the intuitive part of your brain.
Using creative tools to get in tune with your inner wisdom and wellbeing.
Identifying feelings, how to express yourself, improve self-esteem, and gain insight into what is going on for you.
Process and understand how you got to where you are and work out where you want to be.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN SESSIONS?
Appointments are one-on-one, we may use meditation or just go straight to using art materials (clay, paint, charcoal, pastels, textas, masks, etc.) with no emphasis on artistic skills or techniques - it's all about self-expression. You will take a journey through your inner landscape to learn about what you need to continue your story, find ways of healing mental health issues, work through past trauma, heal your relationship with yourself. Guided imagery, story telling, therapeutic discussions, music, movement, and other modalities are also used during the session. Essentially, Transpersonal art therapy is about meaning-making, rather than the creation of a finished an artwork.
Counselling is an alternative (or addition to) art therapy. These sessions might include cognitive behaviour therapy, meditation techniques, behaviour modification, skills training, parenting eduction, with the emphasis being on what works for you. We can work through the same issues and experiences as in art therapy.
If you find it helpful, it can be good practice to write down your dreams in a journal and bring them along to sessions. Dreams can help you to consolidate what occurs in art therapy and counselling sessions; they are also a good way of getting in touch with your inner world.
Groups are offered from time to time to enhance the one-on-one experience. Group sessions build on individual work, or can be taken as a one-off. Sharing personal stories within groups is an individual choice, although it can be an important part of personal development process. Join our email list for the latest information, click on the Contact Us button and type "join email list" in the subject line.
[Group sessions are currently on hold due to covid]
WHO IS TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY FOR?
Transpersonal Art Therapy is for anyone trying to make sense of their life and experiences, you may be making decisions, working out your career path, or experiencing challenges.