This course offers an insight to the many layers of art therapy and how differently we can interpret its practical application as well as its theoretical framework The lectures in the course feature a compilation of stunning artwork, created by more than sixty of my very own students, representing all four corners of the globe. Each student was given a lecture to complete, that corresponded to specific exercises taught in my very first art therapy course: Art Therapy For Self Healing. The brief was simple; they should use the mediums of their choice and create in a way that speaks to them and represents where they are on their healing journey. The result was an incredible collection of breathtaking creations, that underpins the very essence of artistic freedom and expression and demonstrates how truly unique we are as individuals. You will be both inspired and motivated!
On completion of the course, students will receive three professional certificates. These include a fully accredited diploma, full accreditation with the CPD Standards Agency and the addition of 10 hours of credit.
It features the very personal stories of my volunteer students, both joyful and poignant. Their beautiful work, which has been created using traditional art supplies such as pen and pencil, as well as photography, digital, fabric, pottery, abstract, watercolours, and the written word. You'll see how people have used the exercises to help address many different issues and emotional challenges, including trauma, illness and bereavement.
As well as a model of inspiration for self-advancement, the course is perfect for health professionals who want to use the diversity of art as a therapeutic tool. As well as counsellors and health professionals, art therapy techniques are now being used by many different individuals in a variety of settings, including support workers, teachers, youth leaders and parents. Being able to facilitate art in this way means that a great many more people can benefit from the creative journey and is currently being embraced across schools, prisons, hospitals and rehabilitation centres. This course will allow you to develop and nurture your skills, as you learn how to assist others in the healing process.
Discover how to manage emotions and feelings in a positive way, while facilitating profound positive change in both you and your clients. The course will help you grow as a person and as a professional, building on your confidence and self esteem. We'll be looking at how you can use specific exercises and tools to help others address unresolved issues, emotional challenges, and gain autonomy. The course covers specific areas dealing with managing loss, trauma, bereavement and illness. We'll even be looking at how you can use these methods when working with children.The syllabus is both varied and comprehensive and includes the input of real-life students and their own experiences of using art while helping others to heal.
All you need is an internet connection to get started. In terms of art supplies, we recommend basic materials such as paper, pencils and pens etc. It isn’t necessary to invest in expensive equipment to get full benefit from the course.