This article is taken from Part One: Visual Journaling, Self-Regulation and Stress Reduction An art therapy perspective of visual journaling and its benefits. Published on October 23,2013 by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT in Arts and Health @ Psychology Today Visual journaling [aka art journaling] is a practice that has along history among artists. The… Continue reading Visual Journaling
Author: 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.
New Thrive workshop series
Beginning Wednesday 18th May in Myross Wood House, Leap, Co Cork Really looking forward to the next Thrive workshops in the lovely and tranquil setting of Myross Wood House and woodland. This is a self development series of workshops for creative connection. It will be a small group facilitated by my self in a sensitive… Continue reading New Thrive workshop series
Nature for health and Wellbeing
I have been spending more time outside in nature as a conscious practice while focusing on the wonder of the natural world that we live in. It has been giving me precious moments as I reconnect with my surroundings paying attention to my senses and really slowing down. The effects are revitalising and calming, and… Continue reading Nature for health and Wellbeing
Creative Workshop at An Sanctoir in Ballydehob to celebrate Samhain – Sunday 31st October 2021. At this special time when we honour and remember those who went before us, this workshop is a creative exploration into our personal and symbolic archetypes that we wish to embody, and bring with us over the Threshold and into… Continue reading Threshold
Reading Emma Cammeron’s blog I was fascinated to discover a section about Highly Sensitive People. (HSP’s) “I have noticed that many of the young people whom I work with tell me of their sensitivities and how school can be overwhelming, or the noises that their younger brother make are unbearable, these people also tell me… Continue reading Sensitive people
Leora Sotto – masks
I was lucky enough to partake in the morning of an online mask making workshop given by Leora Sotto an Israeli artist, art therapist and teacher and organised by NIGAT. Her description of her process was fascinating, with wisdom, insight, and an open, engaging way of presenting that was relaxing and inspiring. Leora was open… Continue reading Leora Sotto – masks
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
As I continue my work in the community, and my studies which are currently related to trauma and its link to addictive or difficult behaviours I learn more about the benefits and positive transformations that manifest during art therapy sessions. I have always understood that talking about the traumatic event was not enough to help… Continue reading What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
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… Continue reading The power of Imagination
Some lovely ideas to support yourself creatively.
5 Art Therapy Exercises to Add to Your Self-Care Routine Art is healing. By Anna Borges Creativity can be a wonderful way to support your mental health, and with everything going on in the world, it might be an especially healing and underrated mode of self-care right now. If the news cycle has you feeling stressed, hopeless,… Continue reading Some lovely ideas to support yourself creatively.