As well as individuals, the course can also be used by existing counsellors and therapists who may wish to further their learning and add to their existing practice by incorporating new techniques
This course is the perfect introduction to therapeutic art and understanding how we can use the creative process for many areas of self-development, improvement and healing.
As well as a self help model, it can also be used in a therapeutic setting by professionals, such as counsellors and support workers, wishing to integrate art therapy techniques into their client work.
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.
Although the course has a focus on healing and well-being, it can also be enjoyed as a recreational pursuit, affording relaxation and a means to de-stress.
The course will allow you to experience many different forms of therapeutic art as you unlock your creativity and find your inner strengths.
It covers the importance of learning to enjoy the creative process without self-judgement. You'll learn how to appreciate being in the moment with your art and developing your acceptance of self.
Each exercise and technique is followed by examples of how I use them with my clients in my own practice, so that you have a better understanding of the practical application of each.
The course is comprehensive covering a range of fun activities, including creating your own emotions wheel, Zentangles, Zendoodles and Mandalas.
We'll look at how you can explore your deeper feelings while using music as an aid to your creative flow and learn how doodle for better focus and concentration.
We'll also be covering the basics of colour psychology and how you can use these principles in your therapeutic journey.
The course has over 100 downloadable resources for you to enjoy, including making your own affirmation cards and using the medium of creative writing for journaling and ways 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 the full benefit from the course.