Express yourself through art in a unique, creative approach to therapy
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
Edward de Bono
Expressive Therapy offers a unique expressive, non-verbal psychotherapeutic
intervention that is focused on the individual's creative process,
rather than reaching an aesthetic end-product. Creative arts therapy is
facilitated by a trained professional and is appropriate for all ages,
does not require artistic skill and can be recognized by all cultures.
different qualities of diverse arts media such as malleable clay, wet
paint, dry pastels are used to allow for varied neurodevelopmental
experiences of control, sensation, and motion and require the maker to
operate in the ‘here and now’.
The relationship between creative
arts therapies and the brain, including how the brain processes
traumatic events, have been recognized with advances in neuroscience and
the use of this form of multimodal, body-based therapy is recommended
by the leaders in traumatology.
• Supports the processing of traumatic memory • Reinforces safe emotional expression and self-regulation • Builds resilience and capacity to self-soothe • Re-establishes a sense of identity, hope, purpose, meaning, and empowerment.
Renae trained professionally
in art at the Victorian College of the Arts and in Art Therapy at the
University of Queensland. Renae works with diverse populations ranging
from individuals, couples, families, groups, community outreach,
schools, care facilities and with corporate teams.
Expressive Therapy sessions are available both live and virtually.
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