The power of Imagination

I have been holding online art therapy sessions and group workshops since March, and am inspired by the creative work of the participants. Although we have been living in a very different reality to what we were used to, with some of the people that I Zoom relate with living in small bedsits – where ever we are, our imagination can free us, and there is nothing more wonderful than witnessing people escaping with art!

leap of faith

Here is an article by art therapist Cathy Malchiodi on the subject.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/arts-and-health/202007/imagination-in-the-time-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1YEiAkdtWrsaKuympZYc7azxrvGTwXWvdnSQv9UdCc-QZzFh_lx0lHj3A

Published by Art Therapy in Ballydehob, West Cork. Marika O'Sullivan

I am an art therapist based in Ballydehob West Cork. My background is in art and design, but I have also worked therapeutically with people for over 20 years. I also have many years experience of creative group facilitation and working in schools with art and design projects. I am currently Art Therapist in ARC,cancer support in West Cork and on the Cosceim panel working with young people in Direct Provision. Other experience includes working with adults of all ages, children and more specifically with adolescents and families who are having difficulties while at this transitional stage. Art Therapy allows creative solutions to difficult situation, the process builds resilience and improved coping skills, bringing joy and the potential to thrive creativity back into one's life.

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