Art Therapy for Adults

Art Therapy for Adults

Both individual and group Art Therapy settings/workshops are available for adults.

People often think that there needs to be a specific problem or issue in order to need Art Therapy. As adults our lives are fast-paced and very much goal or product orientated. We are constantly in ‘doing’ mode. Our daily responsibilities and expectations of how we should be managing our time limit our opportunities to stop, express, explore, reflect and just be. Art Therapy is an opportunity to literally be in the moment, be present and develop the capacity to be more mindful and conscious of oneself both in the personal and professional spheres.

The process of making art and reflecting on it with a registered and trained Art Therapist is firstly therapeutic but furthermore an opportunity for working through areas of stuckness, stagnation, dis-ease, anxiety, limited beliefs and as well as different and difficult emotions and experiences. This has an overall benefit on one’s personal wellbeing and effectiveness as an adult, student, parent, professional or therapist. Everyone has a creative brain and in Art Therapy, we support you in tapping into that part of your brain in order to allow for growth and transformation. Art Therapy is also helpful for adults struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, illness, addiction, trauma etc.

The Art Therapist creates a safe space whereby the client can express and communicate difficult thoughts and feelings that may not even be conscious yet. The therapist and client then work together in exploring the symbolic nature inherent in creative matter, allowing for a deeper understanding and meaning to be reflected upon and thereby re-integrated in a conscious and meaningful manner.

“Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together” (Winnicott 1988)

Individual sessions:

You are welcome to come and try a session without having to commit. However, for best results it is advisable to attend individual Art Therapy sessions once a week at the same time each week so that the space becomes a reliable, consistent safe space for growth and transformation.

Duration of individual sessions:
Adults: 1 hour

Venue:
Sea Point (Cape Town) or Skype (If not in travelling distance)

Fees:
Individual sessions are R750 p/hour

Medical Aid:
Fees can be claimed back from medical aids after attendance of session(s).

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“I grew more than I thought possible.”

- Alfred -

“For the first time in my life I have discovered my true identity and can now answer the fundamental question of who I am!”

- Nonhlanhla -

“The magic that Sam unleashes through her knowledge is beautiful.”

- Charmaine -

“An inspirational, wonderful, creative self-exploratory journey, Thank you!”

- Robyn -

“Thank you for a thought-provoking and inspiring class! You are a fantastic therapist with a very caring and compassionate approach to listening! You made each and every person feel important by allowing each one the opportunity to feel safe enough to open up! Thank you for that.”

- Candace -

“Sam, you are so experienced and it is evident in your facilitation. You are really good at your job and do it with such professionalism.”

- Meryl -

“The course went beyond my personal expectations. I came thinking that we would mainly be learning about Art Therapy, which we did, but it was a big transformational experience for me which I was not expecting.”

- Megan Main-Baillie (Honours Psychology Student) -

“The Art Therapy was a gentle, creative and fun way to build trust and deliver outcomes. It was enjoyable and an extremely valuable experience in our Strategy workshop.”

- Daniella: Business Connexion -

“I didn’t realize how much I NEEDED Art Therapy. It was like rain falling on desert soil. And I have grown so much. My heart feels alive again. I will be back!”

- Heather (Owner of a Montessori Nursery School, Degree in Television) -

“It was a time to forget about the problems and the world around me. Sam is a brilliant facilitator. Even though I was nervous, it was a time for me to reflect and to enjoy how therapeutic art can be. It calmed the storm that reigned inside of me. The Mandala Art Therapy workshop is like having a picnic next to a quiet river. You granted time to reach that point where you can become quiet and can experience the Universe.”

- Anonymous -

“A very comprehensive and thorough intro into Art Therapy. Covered a lot of ground in 5 days and left with a priceless manual and a warm glow.”

- Kat -

“It was the best week of my life, I learnt that I could always be happy as long as I was in a happy and comfortable space, and if I wasn’t I needed to create that space. I learnt that I was in control and all I had to do was to take charge and have fun and paint on a bigger board i.e. see the bigger picture. I am so grateful for the opportunity that came my way and that I was able to embrace and savor it.”

- Anonymous -

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