The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is pleased to introduce The Creative Connection expressive Art Group. The Creative Connection is based on the belief that we all have an unlimited resource of creative potential within us; this innate creative potential is transformative in its ability to heal, express, grow and cultivate a more compassionate self.
The Creative Connection is designed to foster a rich relationship of discovery and support within a group setting, exspressive arts groups tend to provide a wider range of responses as we realise we are not alone in our humanness, or in our experiences and our issues. We hear and see reflected in others, both similarities and differences. Groups support each other and pay witness to the individuality and uniqueness of others. We are moved and stimulated by others, as we realise that we all experience both adversity and growth throughout our lifetimes, finding our own understanding and solutions to not just personal but collective healing and transformation.
We will utilises the creative/art process in whatever form you choose to journey into your inner self. Choosing from an array of art materials, or items found in nature, through music, dance, words, prose, metaphor, storytelling, and myth, we begin to explore our individual and unique expressions.
This group offers both directive and non directive approaches to creativity. It is important to mention that no previous art or exspressive art experience is necessary. This group will be experiential in nature, allowing each individual participant the time and space to explore, express and connect with both themselves and the group on a creative journey of self discovery.
Benefits of the Expressive Art Group Include:
*Meditation/Mindfulness practice *Self-esteem/confidence *Insight into interpersonal relationships *Communication Skills *Personal Development *Social Skills *Opportunities for sharing with those who have experienced similar life experiences. *Creative expression in a non judgemental environment
Facilitator John O’Malley is an accredited (IACAT) art therapist at The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre from where he has run his private practice for the last seven years. He has over decades experience in facilitating group art therapy workshops.
“Thank you so much for a magical course! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. I was surprised by just how engaging it was! Art is not something I usually sit down and do. I was amazed at how quickly and peaceful it was to engage in the creative tasks. It also made me have a beautiful sense of self awareness. Thanks so much to an incredibly interesting, friendly, positive and authentic facilitator!” Mary
“I didn’t think I would get as much from this course as I did. I thouraghly enjoyed the process of working through all the elements. A brilliant experience. Thank you for allowing me to feel like‘me’” Aisling
“A really fantastic course. Such a wonderful and safe environment that provided great comfort to explore and open up to the group. Wonderful experience.”
Early booking is recommended as places are limited.