Using art in therapy
Some experiences are beyond words. Learn how to incorporate expressive arts into your work with clients. Help them to express and explore difficult emotions and experiences using: drama, music, movement, poetry, art and masks.
This course is a practical and experiential course for, counsellors, therapists and people in the helping professions who are interested in introducing expressive arts into their work. 'Talking therapies' are not always the best medium or they can sometimes feel too challenging and it can then be very useful to help clients to explore or access emotions and feelings through working with art.
Using our own experiences, we will reflect upon this process, and be introduced to some basic knowledge of various creative therapies which can support you and your clients through the process of self-discovery, creativity and self-expression.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Describe the basic principles of expressive arts.
- Identify two ways in which the arts can help to increases self-awareness and self-esteem.
- Describe two different methods to access your inner thoughts and feelings through writing.
For more information and To enrol go to City Lit website: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/using-art-in-therapy.
About the host
Charmaine Pollard is an accredited counsellor, poetry therapist, college tutor and CPD facilitator based in London. She regularly facilitates workshops/groups along a variety of personal and professional development themes using expressive arts.
She is passionate about how creativity allows us to express more than what we can say with words.