Art therapy is a way of asking questions and shining light on the darkened places of our psyche. It is a gentle way of being with our troubles and searching for answers. Making art in therapy can show us the way to our inherent courage and rekindle embers of inner love and sparkles of joy.
To benefit from art therapy all one needs is the desire to seek greater emotional health and the willingness to face the challenges this calls us to. The process involves expression - using art media - and talking in response to this expression. Art making with awareness connects us with a language other than words. It helps us speak about things that we can't find words for. Simultaneously it helps us quieten the mind which seeks to explain everything with words.
Art therapy gives the participant a chance:
to feel beyond the surface
to see more deeply
to understand themselves with greater clarity
to discover what is truly important to them
to open to fresh insights into their lives
to trust that they can create beauty in and around themselves
to sense their own courage to face change and uncertainty with confidence.
Art therapy can help you through:
grief and loss
life threatening illness
caring for someone with an illness or disability.
A traumatic experience
Confusion, depression and anxiety
Art therapy and counselling are available face to face in Coffs Harbour or online. For enquiries go to our contact page