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Art of Healing: Supporting Grieving Adults Online


... Excellent! Beate was a wonderful presenter in every way... she facilitated the creation of a real peer support space.

... Beate is a very passionate and generous teacher. Great warmth.


At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. 

Rachel Remen 

Course overview:

Experiencing a significant loss or change, throws the world into chaos and confusion. At these times, people are challenged to re-define and re-negotiate much and often have trouble putting feelings into words.

In this three hour, online, live workshop you will gain an overview of current models and theories of loss and grief. We will consider an overview of art therapy and evidence for how art has helped thousands of people work through their losses. You will be encouraged to apply and experience some of the expressions of art therapy throughout the workshop and be able to discern its healing benefits first hand. Current loss and grief theories will be considered and applied through painting and collage exercises. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify effects and impact of loss and features of grief
  • Learn how to engage creatively with people who are living with loss
  • Learn the basic elements of Art Therapy 
  • Visually represent multiple losses, mapping losses through art
  • Learn to express your own losses through art
  • Consider the evidence that informs this work

What ideas are explored?

  • How can art facilitate healing through loss?
  • What theory informs this work?
  • What evidence substantiates this work?
  • Does this work for all ages?
  • When might this form of therapy not be useful?
  • What are different types of art processes I could use?

Training methods will include:

  • Interactive presentation
  • Large and small group discussions
  • Live demonstrations of methods
  • Art making opportunities
  • Structured role play experience
  • Reflection opportunities for application of methods
  • Watching multimedia film clips

Who Should Attend?

Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, aged care workers, diversional therapists, case workers, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. No artistic experience or skill is necessary. 

Workshop Facilitator

Beate Steller MAPS- Master of Ageing and Pastoral Studies, M.Ed (Adult Ed) BSW

Beate brings over 30 years of experience of training and social work specialising in grief and loss education/counselling, transition counselling and applied mindfulness. She knows the personal and professional benefits of creative therapy practices that she skilfully shares.


6th November 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm AEST


Special Price $120 

Workshop Details:

  • 3 CPD hours
  • Comprehensive Seminar Workbook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • GST
  • 9.30am - 12.30pm Training

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