Art as therapy
Experiential exercises are integrated with theoretical learning. No artistic ability is necessary and all art materials are provided.
- Stress management. How creative techniques such as using mandalas can be excellent tools for stress management.
- Self-care. A reminder about the importance of making time for ourselves; gaining skills in helping clients to relax.
- Theoretical concepts behind the benefits of creative techniques.
- Managing emotions. How artwork can be used as a means of managing emotions; as an aid for our clients to access their emotional world
- To facilitate clients and our own personal development and self-awareness through visual means and the use of metaphor, increasing sense of self and identity.
- To experience how powerful art making can be as a means of expression and communication.
About the host
Ruth Netherwood is a member of BACP, a bereavement counsellor at Sue Ryder Hospice, RELATE trained couples counsellor and has a successful private practice in Yorkshire, working with couples, young people and adults. She has over 25 years experience of delivering and initiating innovative, creative projects for individuals, groups and communities.