What is Intuitive Art Therapy? Intuitive Art Therapy, playfully blends therapeutic and calming art-making with meditation, relaxation and mindfulness techniques, to improve emotional health and well-being. Art is empowering and can increase self-esteem, and confidence. I will gently guide each person through the art-making process of free self-expression that will connect to previously hidden emotions and feelings and I believe that "every individual has within themselves the answers to their own problems and the ability for healing, growth and change, and to feel empowered in their life. As a practitioner I provide a gentle, nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which my clients can safely connect to their feelings, emotions and their intuitive selves to allow for creative self-expression."
Art Therapy differs from traditional art-making, in that the emphasis is on enjoying the creative process rather than being focused on the end result and like art making it is an important form of visual, heart-felt, symbolic communication that gives us the opportunity to enjoy and deeply understand ourselves and our emotions in a safe and nurturing environment.
Benefits of Intuitive Art Therapy Express your feelings, creativity and inspiration Loveyour creative self and express your playful inner child Achieve relaxation, calm, inner peace, life balance and fun Improve communication, self-understanding, confidence and self-esteem Reduce anxiety, stress, tension, anger, conflict and depression Balance your nervous system and emotions Find direction, purpose and support Connect to inner joy, higher wisdom, archangels and ascended masters Feel inspired and empowered Explore your imagination and creativity Identify and clarify issues and concerns Share in a safe and nurturing environment
Common Misconceptions about Arts Therapies: Myth 1 – Artistic people are best suited to arts therapies Arts therapies do not rely on artistic knowledge or ability. They work by accessing imagination and creativity, qualities which all human beings possess, in order to generate new models of living and contribute to the development of a more integrated sense of self.
Myth 2 – Arts therapies are without a scientific basis Evidence-based and practice-based research is well-established in all the art therapies including visual art therapy, dance and movement therapy, drama therapy and music therapy.
Myth 3 – The practitioner/facilitator interprets the work in an art or arts therapy session Asking people to reflect on their own creative work is an important part of an art or arts therapy process because it is understood that each individual brings his/her own cultural influences and personal experiences to their creative process. Client and facilitator work in a collaborative manner aimed at empowering the person to discover their own meaning-making and to reach his/her fullest potential.
General Sessions Outline 1. Meditation/ Relaxation/ Guided Visualization 2. Art work creation 3. Exploring your art work and its personal meaning for you 4. No art experience is required
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