What's going on in your life right now? How would you like it to look? Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help to resolve issues related to illness, trauma or challenges in living as well as develop and manage behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and self-awareness. If you are feeling that the past is impacting your present and you just feel stuck, we can work on exploring blocks and patterns so you can bring them to light, release them and move forward. Perhaps you are feeling restless and want to have a better understanding of who you are and why you are here. There are many creative activities you can engage in to reconnect with your authentic self to find new perspective, vitality and direction in life.
Art Therapy single session 60 - 90 mins. $80 Packages are available 3 sessions $210 or 5 sessions $300
For the most part, anyone can use art therapy. One of the major differences between art therapy and other forms of communication is the dependence on words and language. When we engage creatively we move into the realm of symbol and metaphor which bypasses the need for verbal articulation as often we can find it difficult to express ourselves within this limited range.
One of the beauties of art as therapy is the ability for a person to express their feelings through any form of art such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, or a variety of other types of visual art expression. It is bringing what is on the inside to the outside in a non-confronting way. The focus is on the process not the product so no experience of art is required.
Sand Tray Therapy 60 mins $80
Sandplay is a holistic approach to counselling. By using the confines of a tray to represent your world and miniature objects to represent all aspects of life, you are given the opportunity to display your inner world. It's a deep process which makes known what underlying factors are influencing the current situation you have chosen to present. Sandplay is a rapid method that gets to the heart of the issue quickly and easily. It bypasses the mind by working through the unconscious. "Sandplay allows a movement within the client that is profound. It identifies unspoken issues and brings solutions." - Sandplay Australia.
Inner Child Communication 60 mins $80
For many of us childhood brings many happy memories of friends, family and carefree play. Sadly this is not always the case and many also suffer emotional pain associated with childhood. The vibration of words delivered with hate, anger or contempt can set up a life long response or pattern. For example if as a child you were told that you were hopeless, clumsy, or couldn’t do anything right, then when you hear this message again as an adult it will bring up the same past pain. If this pain is unresolved or repressed it can create emotional and energetic havoc during our adult existence.
I offer art therapy processes as well as energy healing techniques to help come to resolve these past issues and form a loving and accepting relationship with your inner child by way of gentle and supportive communication. Grieve the wounds and heal your wounded child of the past so you can then become acquainted with and nurture your inner child of the present. Please note that there is a level of commitment required to complete this process but the outcomes are worth it.
A series of three sessions is advised to fully cover this process. If three sessions are booked and paid at your first session, a discount will be applied.
Dream Therapy 60 mins $80
By observing dreams as echoes from our unconscious mind in the language of our soul, or from our subconscious mind as revelations from our intuition, we can then start to appreciate the influence and power our dreams can have in our lives. By allowing ourselves to open up to the power of dreams, we will discover hints to our life purpose, and what is happening holistically in our mind, body and spirit.
Dream therapy is an intriguing form of therapy, with the objective of providing relief and healing for the dreamer. Dream therapy essentially helps provide the dreamer with valuable insight into their dreams, allowing them to bring forth the messages from the unconscious mind to the conscious. They are then able to act on these messages by exploring the deep symbolism and imagery to help heal emotional and psychological scarring, and instill in them the self-belief that they have the key to unlock the mysteries of their mind and find purpose in their lives. A series of three sessions is advised to fully cover this process. If three sessions are booked and paid at your first session, a discount will be applied.
Journeying to the Authentic Self 45 mins $60
You will be guided through a process to reconnect with the essential Self. This is the rich, earthy, fecund and creative part of you that has been hidden, forgotten, banished. Release your blocks and reconnect to your authenticity. Remember how it is to be free spirited, strong and vibrant - how it is to be you.
This session is available by phone Skype or in person.
Healing the Relationship with Self 60 mins $80
Wouldn’t it be empowering to have a healthy relationship with your Self, one where you know your worth? Where you are supported, sustained and nurtured by the energy of the earth. Where you can look into the sky at the stars and the moon and feel the connection to the greater whole. This powerful process will take you on a journey of discovery using transpersonal techniques and heart resonance therapy. I will take you within to feel into the patterns and negative core beliefs that are held within your body and releasing them. We then journey to the centre of the earth where Gaia will imbue you with healing energy and a message that will realign you with your true self.
This process is available by Skype or in person.