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life skills: intro to - art as a therapy

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  • Innermost Gardens

    Lawson Place, Mt Victoria, Wellington (map)

    -41.296350 174.789774

  • Life_skills____art_as_a_therapy

    the history, how through creating art and reflection on the process and product within the therapeutic relationship people can take away a tool which may help - Basically anybody can do Art Therapy! It does not require any artistic ability or previous experience in art.

    Art Therapy is a non-intrusive therapy aimed at building, restoring and maintaining the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of people.

    Based on the belief that the creative processes involved in self-expression through the arts are healing and life-enhancing, art therapy combines psychotherapeutic support from a therapist with the exploration of issues using art materials and practices.

    It is a powerfully liberating and helpful therapeutic modality. As art media are used as its primary mode of communication, art therapy is suitable for individuals of all ages, cultures and abilities.

    The overall aim of Art Therapists is to provide a safe, supportive and encouraging environment for clients to use art materials and promote life-enhancing change and personal growth.

    what we are doing

    We will be exploring art as a therapy, the theory behind art as a tool to help with all types of challenges.

    We will participate in one practice so art materials will be made available.

    what you will learn

    We'll explore the theory behind art as a therapy, and experience a practical application so you can use it in the future.

    Learn about how art can be a brilliant way to help with any challenges we may face in life.

    Some of the situations art therapy can help with include:

    Resolve conflict and problems

    Manage behaviour

    Reduce stress / cope better with stress

    Increase self-esteem

    Foster self-awareness

    Promote personal growth and wellness

    Gain insight to a particular situation or issue

    Develop interpersonal skills

    Work through traumatic experiences

    Increase cognitive abilities

    Develop better relationships

    Enjoy the creative experience

    Connect inner and outer worlds

    Explore personal potential

    Unblock and move forward

    Stimulate mental and physical activity

    Channel anger

    Relieve depression, anxiety and fear,



    Experience positive feedback and recognition of unique worth

    Express concerns, feelings, thoughts that are hard to express verbally,

    type of class intro

    skill required beginner

    your chalkler will be

    Christina is a trained Art Therapist

    what to bring

    Art materials, water

    cost 22.00

    how to book and pay
    We expect pre-payment for all classes.

    RSVP and pay using this paypal link

    deposit 22.00 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
    Reference:[masked] - Your name

    We require a minimum of 5 people for this class to go ahead.

    our cancellation policy
    If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
    If you cancel your RSVP:
    - less than 3 days before = no refund
    - after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

    about chalkle°
    chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
    Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This class will now be run at a later date.

    April 5, 2013

  • dhyana b.

    I would be interested in this class but am already teaching an art class that weekend

    April 1, 2013

  • Carol M

    I would love to do this class, but as it's Easter I'll be away, I hope it is run again though

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have loved to have done this class but unfortunately I will be away.

    March 25, 2013


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