ECO - ART THERAPY
Art Therapy is a dynamic and powerful form of non-talk based therapy. It facilitates the creative process within all of us, and allows for its expression and insight to surface. Our images can come from a deep within the subconscious: and bring up our own truth and wisdom . Images work with our innate capacity for healing and meaning making.
Picasso said we are all creative as children; as adults we don't keep this part of us active.
Art Therapy works with emotions that are hard to express and finds great release and meaning in externalising them.
Ecoart therapy uses a variety of natural materials, from nature. It often works outside in and with natural spaces. Working in and with nature has been researched to:
lower blood pressure
lower stress response in cortisol and adrenaleine
slow heart rate.
When you begin to work with the creative side of your brain, new perspectives and ways of being in the world emerge.
EcoArt Therapy is great for retreats
Team Inspiration/Leadership Days
Nature Writing /Poetry Workshops
Contact Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis 0410 863286 to inquire more
"Eco-Art Therapy breaks new ground in the therapeutic field. It powerfully addresses an often overlooked component in most conventional counselling and self-help strategies - the disconnection of our thoughts and feelings from the restorative flow of earth's wisdom. Many of us run in circles trying to manage the symptoms of our troubles, but fail to understand the real problem...the root of much of our discontent is the unreasonable difference between the way we learn to think and how nature works." Theresa Sweeney, Ph.D. Authour of "Eco-Art Therapy Creative Activities that let Earth Teach" 2013 ecoartherapy.com
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature cicero
EARTHART is a relatively new movement in art pioneered by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and others who work with natural materials, Earthart is temporary, reflecting and exploring, our human existence. It also highlights the finite quality of resources on this planet, and seeks to make comment on our footprint, as much as it is about beauty.
As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone. Andy Goldsworthy
The more high tech our lives
become, the more nature we need to balance it out.
R Louv The Nature Principal
Online art exhibition: Project Sydwest Multicultural Services- Seniors Art Therapy
The earth is your ancestor - this restless planet is your creator" Physicist Brian Cox
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" - Einstein
Comments from Participants:
This was a beautiful process to be part of – Kerryn is a great facilitator – everyone participated and joined in with nothing forced.
Through my artwork, feeling relaxed and healed.
Lead into myself with gently, insightful guidance- non threatening but deep- allowed to share as I wished
Soothing and stimulating at the same time-get’s me out of my head !
Learning to let go like the autumn leaves!
It improves my depression- connecting to my creative side