CREATIVE TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONALS
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
Saturday- 9:30 am to 05:00 pm
Brisbane- Qld- Australia
FEE FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP : $125
03th DECEMBER 2011
PAINTING AND DRAWING IN THERAPY.
Gestalt art therapy is a recent phenomenon where we apply the art medium to develop a capacity of awareness in the client for the purpose of working through the issues that are presented. It is different from the more analytical approaches in that it emphasises personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.
-Make an open ended drawing. Ask the client how he or she feels using lines, shapes, and colours. Therapy regarding the pictures is generally based on the presence and absence of many elements, such as use of colour, blending, and placement of the images on the paper.
-Draw a mandala from the card you have chosen with an oil pastel choosing a colour. The client is then asked to explain if there were any meanings, experiences, or related information related to the mandala they drew. This work is based on the beliefs of Joan Kellogg, who sees a recurring correlation between the images, pattern and shapes in the mandalas.
-Draw a person under the rain. Then ask the client to identify with this person: "How old is the person in your drawing? What is he or she doing? Who is this person in your life? And so on. This is a projective assessment and the person, the weather, the umbrella in the drawing represent different aspects of the client and the way the client feels about him or herself.
All the materials will be available in the sessions.