Art Therapy & Workshop
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises art as a mode of communication and expression. It is not used as a diagnostic tool, but can help to address issues such as emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art Therapy can help you to gain personal insight and new coping mechanisms and the benefits can be reaped by those of all ages, from children to the elderly. Art therapy can help you cope with stress, explore your emotions, and expand your self-awareness.
Your art therapist will work closely with you to determine which medium is best for your needs, whether it be drawing, painting, clay, colouring or collage. The properties of these materials and how they work can affect your therapy – for example, watercolour paints are wet and imprecise, whereas pencils are dry and controlled.
You don’t need artistic flair or talent and the goal isn’t to create a perfect product but rather in the undertaking and its use to express inner thoughts and feelings. Some people like to keep their artwork, while others prefer to leave it in the care of their art therapist. Your art therapist is there to guide and help you and use a variety of approaches, in a similar manner to how psychotherapists and counsellors might work with their clients. Your therapist won’t usually interpret your artwork, instead they will guide and encourage you to explore your own thoughts and feelings through the art that you create.
Whether you are an art aficionado seeking the company of like-minded people; looking to improve your skills, or simply in need of inspiration, we have workshops designed to help you achieve your goals, well away from the distractions of everyday life. Taking a workshop with Blue Rhino provides a safe space where you can step outside your comfort zone and where you will gain the motivation and confidence to experiment, and perhaps even excel, at something new.
Due to the social distancing regulations put in place by COVID-19, we are now providing private art therapy sessions and workshops.
At Blue Rhino, we look forward to helping you learn and grow. Drop us an email to book an online consultation today at email@example.com, or give us a call on +447388061078. Let’s start!