Theraputic Art Journaling
Here is a Blog by Tess Wyatt she is about to run an exciting new course here in Eyre Place.
I have been visiting Eyre Place Osteopathic Practice for a few years and have enjoyed Osteopathic treatment from many of the team. Glynis asked me to produce some art for her 18th year anniversary celebrations. So when Monika and I decided to set up a business for art journaling for self- care I immediately thought of 23 Eyre Place as a venue to host a course. We are www.healingtherapycentre.co.uk
Some of Tess' art journalling pages for an international letter swapI am an artist teacher and Monika is a counsellor, we met running art journaling sessions for Safe Space Dunfermline. We enjoyed working with each other so much we decided to run some classes together in Edinburgh.
journaling pages by Tess produced using found images/ text and pen and ink whilst on a visit to a London
The course is run along therapeutic guidelines with lots of emphasis on mindfulness and group support. An art activity for example found images and text from magazines used as a starting point to explore feelings around a topic e.g shame. The work is discussed in pairs with an emphasis on the process involved. For example - what did it feel like when you were looking for images, tearing paper, drawing with crayons? What were you thinking of? What came up for you?It is not art therapy because I am a teacher and the experience is directed, but it can have a therapeutic result. An important part of the session is whole group work. Where members explore their experiences verbally and are listened to by the group.
Using origami as a journal - making a piece to reflect on 'change' a well established group is experiencing changes to workers and participants and it was important to work through that.
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