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Art Therapy Groups Online

There are no mistakes, just opportunities for new expression and new beginnings.

Jacki Short

Feedback

Exceeded expectations

 

A treat!

 

Something for myself

 

Powerful and productive

 

Mind clearing and calming

 

Art Therapy Group:

Art provides food for the soul. Art therapy can be healing, restorative and connecting. It offers opportunities for calm, expression, focus and reflection. It invites new perspectives and insights. It can be soothing, illuminating and transformative. Art Therapy in the context of a supportive group, can magnify these positive benefits.

All are welcome to join us for these small groups of up to 8 participants, for a 5 x 2 hour weekly opportunity to make art and connect with like-minded others in a supportive, non-evaluative, online space. 

Rather than a structured or directed art therapy group, after a check in and guided relaxation exercise, you will be able to self-direct your own art making process each week. You will then be invited to share your reflections on your process (and art if you wish), with the group.

Each group we offer is a closed group to maintain comfort, safety and trust. Registrations therefore will close for each group once they have started. Many of the previous group participants are interested in rejoining a new group and are warmly welcomed back.

 

Who should attend?

Any adult interested in being part of a small, supportive, 5 week, art therapy group.  No artistic experience or skill is necessary. This will not be an instructive how-to-make-art or how-to-facilitate-therapy groups but rather a friendly, respectful, inclusive space that privileges your experience and experimentation with art process. It is recommended for those who can work independently with mark/art making. You can choose to use as many or as few art materials and methods as you have available.

What you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection;
  • A device (eg computer or tablet) that be set up in a fixed position for the group duration with a camera you can keep on without a blurred background;
  • A private room for the group, free of distractions to allow you to focus and to maintain confidentiality;
  • Any art supplies you might like to use (eg, paper, pens, pencils, textas, oil pastels, chalk pastels, paints, clay or craft materials).

 

Group Facilitator - Adanna Jean, Registered Psychologist, Masters in Counselling and Masters in Professional Psychology

  

Adanna is a psychologist and director at Meliora Psychology in Melbourne, having over 10 years’ experience in mental health and community welfare settings in Australia, London, and Dublin. Adanna  works with clients with a range of presentations including depression and anxiety, trauma, forensic interactions, and experience of disability. With a professional interest in supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community,  and people with neurodifference, Adanna believes in fostering curiosity and compassion towards all aspects of the self and building empowerment for individuals of all ages to identify and draw upon their own strengths and resilience.

 

As an integrative therapist, Adanna draws on a relational, compassion-based approach incorporating creative arts therapies, which she feels best allows her to meet each individual where they are at.

 

Adanna has been associated with the Sydney Centre for Creative Change since early 2020 where she started in the support team and continues to be inspired by those she meets through its many group, training and supervision offerings.

Next Online Group Dates and Times:  

 

 

July 2024 Start - 5 Week Group

Wed 31st July 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 7th August 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 14th August 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 21st August 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 28th August 6.30-8.30pm AEST

 


September 2024 Start - 5 Week Group

Wed 18th September 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 25th September 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 2nd October 6.30-8.30pm AEST

Wed 9th October 6.30-8.30pm AEDT

Wed 16th October 6.30-8.30pm AEDT

Cost

Special Price             $400 (For 5 week group)

Statements confirming number of hours of group therapy attended can be provided upon request at group completion.

More Participant Feedback 

 

Being creative helps with creative problem solving

 

It's been the best for re-connecting with self. Humbled by the sharing of others. 

 

Provided growth and exploration.

 

Allowed the discipline to explore the creative.

 

Could go deep.

 

Reminded me of self agency.

 

Reinforced that, as with anything I want to do,  I have to begin.

 

A wonderful opportunity

 

Enjoyed meeting others and making some ‘me’ time to be in a safe circle each week. Without any ‘art training’ I wondered if I may have felt out of place, but the opposite- everyone did their own thing, and I could ask questions and share what I was enjoying making the art. I was inspired by the others’ playtime with colours, mediums, patterns, form and flow.