Art Therapy for Adults: ‘Mental health support and personal development through creativity’
Art Therapy is an intervention that utilizes a creative process for expression and exploration of thoughts and emotions. This intervention is proven to support psychological wellbeing and promote personal insight and development.
6-week Group Art Therapy for Adults
Venue: Primary Care Psychotherapy, Vista Primary Care, Naas, Co. Kildare
Date: Every Thursday 17th of May – 21st of June
Time: 7.30 pm – 9 pm
Fee: €30.00 per session (paid in two installments) * art materials & refreshments included
Contact Heidi Morrison:
– email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– phone: 087 0605553
Who would benefit from these groups?
These sessions are suitable for all who are open to exploring the healing potential of the creative process. This may include people who wish to support and strengthen their own mental health, and for those who wish to gain relief and resolution from symptoms of stress and anxiety.
All of us are born creative. From very early stages we explore and test our world through play, this is how we learn about ourselves and the relationships around us. As adults, we often lose our playful attitude and approach in life. Our creative curiously and exploration is often relinquished in the place of logic and pragmatism.
Our need to rediscover our creativity is as important as it is in childhood. This process promotes insight, relieves stress and potentially opens up multiple avenues in our lives. The art process is an immediate medium of which we can access this healing process.
What to expect?
Heidi, will gently guide the group rather than instruct participants. Individuals do not need to be skilled at art. The aim of these groups is not in producing good ‘works of art’, it is rather aimed to simulate a creative and therapeutic process.
Heidi will, however, introduce the art materials and demonstrate basic techniques (especially during the early sessions). The introduction of loose themes and creatively focused exercises will also be offered. Participants will be invited to use the art materials during the first part of the session, after such time Heidi will offer individuals opportunity to reflect on their experience/s (purely optional). Heidi will maintain a boundaried and non-threatening environment throughout each session.
Art Psychotherapist: Heidi Morrison MSc. MA., BA., IACAT reg.
Heidi holds an MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is a professionally trained IACAT accredited Art Psychotherapist. Her work as an Art Psychotherapist is informed by approaches and principles supported by psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has experience in a number of mental health services, including Adult HSE and private sectors.
She has experience working with adults who present a spectrum of mental health difficulties, these include areas of addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression.