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
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
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?
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
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.
When I was studying art therapy I came across a book by writer and dramatherapist Dr Sue Jennings and art therapist Ase Minde called Art Therapy and Drama Therapy: Masks of the Soul. I was inspired and impressed by the book which gave me many ideas for use in my own practice with teens, and… Continue reading Dr Sue Jennings
I have been working online for the last couple of months which is proving to be an effective way of working. I did some early training in online therapy which gave me confidence and awareness of the extra considerations that have to be taken into account with regards to privacy and confidentiality. In spite of… Continue reading Online