MACRAME

Having a background in Weaving I was always interested int he finished of a warp, macrame became a staple of that practice as i could not only choose how to finish by i could also choose the complexity of the knots to add character or to tell a story. So what is Macrame? Macramé is a…

How to talk about death in therapy with Children and Adolescence

During bereavement, it can help a child to talk about the person who’s died, whether it was a grandparent, parent, brother, sister or friend. Direct, honest and open communication is more helpful than trying to protect your child by hiding the truth. If you exclude them from family ceremonies and services after someone has died…

Jungian theory

Few people have had as much influence on modern psychology as Carl Jung; we have Jung to thank for concepts like extroversion and introversion, archetypes, modern dream analysis, and the collective unconscious. Psychological terms coined by Jung include the archetype, the complex, synchronicity, and it is from his work that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed, a popular staple…

Grief in art therapy

The process of grief holds many layers of emotions for the people left behind. They often have to deal with intense emotions under an overwhelming layer of shock and disbelief. Grief can often result in repressing emotion as well as experiencing feelings of guilt over thing left unsaid. Art therapy can help clients by unlocking…

Eco art therapy in lockdown

A sample of the many photos taken during Lockdown 2020 I spent lockdown finding different ways to appreciate nature as I could not kayak or camp. Being limited to one walk a day and trying to get the most from that walk and so I spent many weeks documenting the growth of the flowers along…

Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is defined by how the leader influences and empowers the followers, specifically in (a) enhancing awareness of the value and importance of tasks, (b) providing a group vision bigger than a single individual, and (c) stimulating the push for meeting higher-order needs. Is a model of integrity and fairness. Sets clear goals. Has high expectations. Encourages…

How are our senses linked to our emotions?

We are taught about our five senses from childhood: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Even from a young age, we know to “use our senses” to investigate the world around us. But these senses do more than just identify the world we live in, right? Put simply, our emotional reactions can be guided by…

how to be playful in art making

“I’m channeling my inner child,” you might say, while jumping off swings at the park, chasing your roommate through the house with a Nerf gun, or diving into the pool with your clothes on. Many trace the concept of an inner child to psychiatrist Carl Jung, who described a child archetype in his work. He…

Challenging Behavior

  What is challenging behavior? ‘Challenging behaviour’ sounds like a pretty broad term, and it is. Challenging behaviour describes behaviour that is challenging to parents, carers, teachers and other professionals. Chllenging behaviour can include tantrums, hitting or kicking other people, throwing things or self-harming. Behaviour is challenging if it is harmful to the person and…