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 of 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
Meet some of my current 'inner team' I was facilitating an art therapy group in a rehabilitation centre this week, when the conversation turned to how they wanted to change their unhelpful behaviours, and how they always seemed to sabotage themselves. I briefly shared what I know about the workings of our ‘inner team’. The group … Continue reading An ‘Inner Team’ activity
These are collages were created by the group of inquirers who inspired me to finally start this blog. The art therapy session commenced with a roundabout discussion of how we look after ourselves when we are feeling stressed. The conversation then expanded into what we would like, or are planning to do, to look after … Continue reading Inspiration from art therapy group