Drawing with your ears

I have also found that throughout this course my art making has developed and changed. I always liked using natural fibers but now I use leaves, flowers and sticks. Each piece of art is a little memory of the places I have visited, the nature I see -like little time capsules that change while they…

Trip to an Island

A collection of photos documenting my journey to Inish Navar Lough Erne. This is the loctation I have choosen to base my disseration model onto. It is December tempture -5 its baltic the lake is frozen from the jetty past the 1st island and right past the 2nd island which is the one we are…

Environmental Art Therapy Seminar Feb 2021

Prep for session  Location: garden, forest, field, anywhere that is in nature that you feel comfortable to be.   Close your eyes take a deep breath ground themselves feel the ground breath their feet is it hard or soft where do you feel the earth on your feet move the pressure around your feet until you…

7 Day Rain Painting!

Day 1 I’ve been watching #faye_bridgwater and #coraharringtonartist unveil the journey of their art work. Their 7 day paintings have inspired me to do my own. Go onto their instagrams to see their results. So mine is in the vegetable garden on a sheet on tin on the ground I have added all the rocks…

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…