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
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 doors… Continue reading November colours
I like this definition of art therapy
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 Art… Continue 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 Oxford… Continue reading A lovely song in honour of lost words
creative workshops for self exploration I am running a series of workshops for adults at Naomhluan Play therapy, North Street, Skibbereen, beginning on Tuesday 11th June. 10am – 12pm. The workshops are facilitated by me using my community arts and art therapy background along with experience of how positive artistic exploration can help us Thrive… Continue reading Thrive
Monday morning Blues
Starting this image I had no idea what would emerge. I often doodle faces and figures, but this one felt sad and as she took form I realised that I was feeling blue or quite low and that was because I was in pain. Using the art materials put me in touch with my feelings,… Continue reading Monday morning Blues
Reflections and transformation
“Storytellers ought not to be too tame. They ought to be wild creatures who function adequately in society. They are best in disguise. If they lose all their wildness, they cannot give us the truest joys.” – Ben Okri I have just spent the most incredible and transformational weekend in an ancient and magical place on the… Continue reading Reflections and transformation