Art Therapy can be costly if accessed privately and/or can take a long time on a waiting list before you can be seen. We want to make it accessible at community level, so we are offering subsidised group Art Therapy along with Art Psychotherapist Jenny Herdson and Eastmoor Community Project, over 6 weekly sessions (max 8 people).
What is Art Therapy?
The British Association of Art Therapists describes it as follows:
- A form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication.
- Art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing.
- Art therapy is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable.
- No previous experience or expertise in art is necessary.
Is Art Therapy for Me?
- Pain and difficulties of past experiences can be brought to the surface during art therapy.
- It is advised that you do not attend art therapy at the same time as another form of therapy.
- Experiences are held safely within the group session, but you should consider how you might feel outside of the group support.
- Many people find the process of starting therapy unsettling and can feel vulnerable and exposed about being ‘no good at art’ and other worries.
Venue: St Swithun's Community Centre, Eastmoor WF1 4RR
Date: 9th September for 6 weeks
Time: 1:15 to 2:45 (within school hours)
Cost: Each subsidised session costs £10, or £5 if you're unwaged (proof required) and is payable in advance to ensure commitment to the group for the full 6 weeks - if people drop out it can impact the rest of the group.