Our new workshop ‘Wellbeing Art Therapy’ is starting next week and we are very excited to learn more. Tutor Caroline Burkett will take us on a journey of rediscovery, asking people to create an altered box to represent themselves and explore that feeling of being ‘full up’ or overwhelmed. Caroline got back to us on some questions and shared more detail below!
What is Art Therapy?
I am often asked the question ‘what is art therapy’ and it’s a complex one to answer but here’s a very short summary of a couple of important points.
Art therapy offers you the ability to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions that sometimes cannot be expressed easily with words.
It can help regulate your emotional and physical wellbeing, and help you deal with physical sensations that may arise when you feel stressed, anxious or have a low mood.
It can also help you to begin to get to know yourself better and help you to become aware of which things in your life are not currently bringing you the happiness or contentment you desire.
It is not however about how good you are at drawing, but more about the process.
What will happen in a Wellbeing Session?
We will use the arts to support you in exploring thoughts, feelings and emotions or to do some self reflection. The sessions are structured with activities which will support you in this process. You will not be asked awkward questions and you only have to share what feels safe for you, you may not want to share anything, that is your choice. As a fully qualified, experienced art therapist I am there to support you and guide you carefully in your processes.
What others have said about my workshops –
‘I have discovered how powerful Art Therapy can be in helping to express feelings, thoughts etc.’ D.Allsopp
‘I really loved the workshop, it’s been very freeing and cathartic and I met some lovely people.’ K. Bennett
‘This was such an amazing workshop, how to interact with art, feelings and emotions.’ C.Connor
‘I have learnt techniques that will help me to connect more deeply and help me to become unstuck.’ J.Manton
Wellbeing Art Therapy at Create98 Weds 9th Oct 9.30am – 12pm & Weds 6th Nov 9.30am – 12pm