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 helpContinue 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 – whereContinue 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.”

November colours

November is the beginning of the Celtic year which ends on 31st October which is the old festival of Samhain when we remember those that we love who have died. This festival has been hijacked by commercialism and has become an occasion when children get dressed up as witches and ghouls and knock on doorsContinue reading “November colours”

Art Therapy is more than just an art project!

Although my background is in art and facilitation of educational art projects, and I am aware of the benefits of art for art’s sake. It is only since I trained as an art therapist that I became fully aware of the deeper psychological improvements that are made to our mental and physical health through ArtContinue reading “Art Therapy is more than just an art project!”

A lovely song in honour of lost words

Beautiful song from Lost Words June 7, 2019leaparttherapyEdit “Beautiful song from Lost Words” Bluebell from The Lost Words by You Are Wolf I had to share this wonderful song with illustrations by Jacki Morris.  The album was made to compliment a wonderful book by nature writer Robert Mac Farlane, who discovered when looking at a recent OxfordContinue reading “A lovely song in honour of lost words”