Therapy Without Words
Self esteem & self awareness are the two goals that drew Bauple woman Wendy House to becoming an art therapist/counsellor. Wendy was drawn to the art therapy through her own experiences of witnessing how powerful using art therapy to overcome trauma. You'll hear Wendy's story in a bit more detail when you listen to Podcast 39 recorded earlier today.
Listen to Episode 39: Inspired Creative Living, streamed via Spotify & Podbean.
Wendy explains that Art Therapy is a powerful modality for working through feelings, as art can express in a way when words cannot. Today's session starts with a gentle meditation introduction and then a journey is made to create a piece of art, working from a word, or statement that Wendy presents to the group. The art outcome which is valued, is the emotional journey and building of confidence, recognising feelings, that self reflection. The produced art work is secondary to the experience.
Wendy's business, Inspired Creative Living Art Therapy, can be found on Facebook - link here. Simply like her page and you will receive regular updates when she posts a workshop. Some of the workshops currently scheduled include:-
Women's Art Group
Art Meditation & Relaxation
Teens - Creative Writing & Art Journalling
Creative Journal Writing for Personal Growth
The classes are all priced very reasonably and are located at various venues across the Fraser Coast.
Participants of the NDIS may be interested to know that Wendy can invoice for payment from your plans if you wish. Simply chat with her about this.
For any information about the many services provided by Wendy as an Art Therapist, either visit her facebook page above, or call her on 0499 903 419 .
To find out more about the creative space available for use at the Fraser Coast Art Gallery & Academy, visit their striking gallery in Luizi Street, next to Vinnies. Find them on Facebook here. I hope to do a podcast with Suzie a& Akos soon.
Thank you Wendy and all of the ladies at today's Women's Art Therapy Group. Your stories and art are all beautiful and inspirational.
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