11th January 2023
James O Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
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Cost: €10.00 (Plus booking fee)
Art Therapy: Creative well- being for Carers workshop
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art materials as its primary mode of communication. Art therapists use art media and creative interventions to encourage self-expression and reflection within a therapeutic relationship. An art therapy practice is held in a safe, confidential and contained space. Art therapy is not about art skills; it is simply about letting go and experimenting with materials free of judgment. Artistic self- expression can improve your mental and emotional well-being, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, achieve insight, clarify unresolved emotional conflicts and can help you develop healthy coping skills.
This creative well -being workshop for carers will offer an introductory experience to the practice of Art Therapy using art materials, journaling and meditation. Participants will be part of a supportive environment where they can use the space for self- discovery and insight into their inner world. By combining the techniques of meditation, art and creative journaling they will learn how to unclutter their mind, reduce negative thinking and stress, increase patience’s and tolerance, build resilience and boost self awareness and self esteem.
The workshop will be specifically geared towards those in a caring profession. Each workshop will begin with a check in, a guided meditation, an opportunity for journaling with dry materials, art time and a discussion and reflection period.
A variety of materials will be provided. Journals will be provided for each individual. Prior experience in art is not required. Workshops will be approximately 2-2.5 hours long and will be provided over a 4-week period.
Participants are advised to bring yoga matt, a blanket and a pillow.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
Take time for yourself and join this wonderful course.