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Art Therapy for Wellbeing

Experience the joy of creative expression in a supportive group. In this 4 week course you will do simple art therapy exercises comined with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. You will have space to reflect and leave feeling more calm and connected. Each week we will explore different themes. Art is a tool that can bring what is inside yourself outside yourself to be witnessed symbolically in a drawing in front of you. This helps you observe your experience without being overwhelmed by it. It is not about creating a masterpiece ~ its about expressing what is true for you and is a chance for you to express and explore your true feelings, thoughts, and inner experience to situations inner and outer and both past, present and future. In an art therapy session I consider everything that is drawn to be a symbol (colours, feelings, figures, words...). Together, we will explore your symbols and discover the meaning and energy they hold for you and what your imagery may be saying about your particular issue ~ what message is there for you that you may not have considered before. Art accesses the unconscious (the unknown) and the processes along with relevant directives I use (which may include meditation, mindfulness, visualisation and other techniques where relevant) have a habit of revealing what is not known or not yet conscious around a particular problem. We can then work to unpack what has arisen and I can work with you to integrate this knowledge.
VERY IMPORTANT: No artistic experience or skill is required to do art therapy. Anyone can do it! All materials are provided and no artistic experience or skill is required.

About the Tutor

Lena is a qualified art therapist and counsellor and member of Holistic Therapists Australia (HTA) with a dual Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counselling (College of Complementary Medicine, Australia). She has run art therapy workshops for CCNB (Community Care Northern Beaches) as part of the Life Plus program for people experiencing persistent mental illness as well as art therapy workshops in the northern beaches community helping people to navigate change and transition. Lena grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is a resident of Queenscliff. She completed her Bachelor of design at UNSW Cofa. As part of her healing journey Lena has experience navigating eating disorders, anxiety/depression, spiritual emergence/ crisis, grief and trauma and has developed numerous skills, tools and wisdom which have become a talisman to help her empower and guide others in a heart centred way. Her travels have taken her from LA ~ learning to become a Bikram yoga teacher in 2003 and later to compete in the first international Yogaasana competition ~ to India for advanced studies of yoga, teaching and philosophy at Atma Vikasa. In her quest for healing, Lena has experienced many different healing modalities including ~ energy and spiritual healing, vipassana meditation, acupuncture, osteopathy, psychotherapy, counselling, kinesiology, reiki, mahikari, integrative and nutritional medicine. She has lived in India and Austria for long periods and travelled extensively throughout Asia and parts of Europe. This background has given her a holistic, non-judgemental and open minded perspective when working with others. Lena has now come full circle in her journey and grounded in her own life experience is in a good place to offer art therapy and counselling to facilitate the wellbeing and healing of others. She holds a gentle healing space for you to be heard and to unpack what is necessary for you to understand your life journey, where you are in it, where you would like to go and to work through current limitations by tapping into resources beyond what are usually available in your everyday life. Lena provides a client centred and compassionate approach to healing. She follows her heart, values intuition, authenticity and uniqueness and encourages you to embrace your unique gifts and live an authentic, rich and thriving life.

$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Art Therapy for Wellbeing

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Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113