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Upcoming Events 2015

Indigo Art Therapy is offering a number of six-week group workshops.

There is no need to have any prior art experience…all art materials are supplied.

1) Art Therapy Group for Women
For women, focusing on gaining greater clarity, self-awareness and tools for creating more harmonious relationships with themselves and others.
Time: Mondays 7.30 to 9.30pm
Dates: 27/4, 4/5,  11/5, 18/5, 25/5, 1/6
Cost: $295

2) Art Therapy Group for Children from Domestic Trauma
For children, focusing on the effects of domestic violence, trauma and anxiety.
Time: Tuesdays 6.30 to 7.30pm
Dates: 28/4, 5/5,  12/5, 19/5, 26/5, 2/6
Cost: $210

3) Art Therapy Group for Teenagers
For teenagers, focusing on self-expression, resilience and acknowledging their inner resources.
Time: Tuesdays 8.00 to 9.00pm
Dates:  28/4, 5/5,  12/5, 19/5, 26/5, 2/6
Cost: $210

4) Art Therapy Group for Men
For men, focusing on gaining greater clarity, self-awareness and tools for creating more harmonious relationships with themselves and others.
Time: Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30pm
Dates: 29/4, 6/5, 13/5, 19/5, 27/5, 2/6
Cost: $295

All workshops have a maximum of 6 participants, and will be held at 328 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick in Melbourne. To reserve your place, please email simona@indigoarttherapy.com.au. All enquiries will be treated with 100% confidentiality, as with all information at Indigo Art Therapy.

Lectures in 2015

Lectures on Art Therapy

Welcome to Indigo Art Therapy

img1Art therapy is a healing process that uses creativity to help you express deeply personal thoughts and feelings, in an environment where no-one will judge you. It helps you to get to the root of what is troubling you. It allows you to release the emotions attached to your memories so that you can deal with them and move on. As well as being a useful way of dealing with specific traumas, art therapy can help you to overcome problems you may experience in everyday life, including coping better with stress, being more organised and improving anger management.

In an art therapy session, you will have the opportunity to use a wide range of artistic forms, including painting, drawing, appliqué, exploring dreams, symbols and imagery. There are no rules, and no right or wrong. You just use the materials in whichever way feels right to you at that time. You do not need any prior art experience. You will have the opportunity to discuss your work with a trained therapist, but you don’t have to. Many people find that the creative process itself is therapy, even if no words are spoken.

How does art therapy work?

When we experience a trauma, our brain stores the memory of that trauma as an image rather than words. Whereas psychotherapy can help us to unlock and analyse our feelings, this relies on us being able to verbalise them. In everyday life you may have found yourself stuck for words, even though you have a clear picture in your mind of exactly what you want to say.

img2This can be all the more so when what we are trying to express is painful or abstract. Using another medium, such as painting, drawing or collage helps us to depersonalise our feelings, making it easier to express them. When you create art, the combination of your own personal traits and the artistic process itself creates potential for healing. Feelings of fear and pain themselves often hold intense creative energy. So, even if you are reluctant to create, and even if you feel that you can’t think of anything to draw, your subconscious will guide you even as you move with the art materials in a seemingly unstructured way. The process of creating and working with the art transcends the physical as it taps into the energies behind the images.

img3Transcending boundaries of time and space, art has the ability to nurture the soul. The mental and physical ailments of modern life can be an indication that we have become disconnected from our soul’s purpose.

Our dreams often hold the key to healing parts of ourselves, giving us an understanding of things we cannot verbalise. We just need to be open to receiving the healing, and with a trained therapist become responsible for a new direction or life pattern.

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