and out of the mess... personal meaning emerged... What do you stand for? What drives you? What motivates you? How do you want to live your life? You can find different renditions of the activity we used here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/629307747900407826/?lp=true
In Tuesday's Mindful Art Therapy session, seven residents reflected upon how and what they do, to nurture and look after themselves. Firstly, we practiced focusing on our felt sensing, and followed this with a guided visualization. I decided to broaden the classic art therapy 'Rosebush' activity to encompass 'a plant' because in the past I … Continue reading Pondering self care…
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
Last week, inquirers in the Arcadia House Mindful Art Therapy group expressed their emerging experience of recovery by creating representations using drawing, collage, found poetry and conversation. I am always astounded by the courage, insight and honesty that is expressed as everyone shares what they have have to know.
Sharing 'pebbles' whilst playing with ink and water.
This week the inquirers in Arcadia House (short-term residential rehab program) expressed what was emerging for themselves in the moment, after a short meditation and a discussion about 'becoming and change' ....
I love Wednesday afternoon SoulCollage(R) group; time to sit in a peaceful healing space and discover a little more about ones self! In SoulCollage(R) group, we create collage cards that represent some aspect of ourselves or experience. We make a mess, sifting through magazines and boxes of pictures, seeking images that resonate with our … Continue reading Wednesday SoulCollage