Art Therapy for Corporates

Art Therapy for Corporates

What is Creativity?

Edward de Bono (leading world authority in the field of creative thinking) defines Creativity as “Bringing into being something, which was not there before.” Then he adds, “The new thing must have value”.

Creating and maintaining a balance of both work and life begins with a space set apart from everyday life whereby you can creatively reflect on and identify current work-life 'imbalances'. From this, energy can be channeled into directing 'imbalance' to 'balance.'

According to Einstein... "Imagination is FAR more important than knowledge!"

Art Therapy's Unique Methodology

Words can be limiting in terms of self-expression and communication. Art Therapy's Workshops for Corporates present a uniquely developed and researched methodology utilizing practical, creative and experiential learning rather than the traditional 'learning from a lecture and notes' approach.

This vastly benefits both the individual and the team in using their imagination - which stretches the mind far beyond the verbal capacity.

The workshops encompass expert facilitation in encouraging the process of generating and exploration of creative potential and integration of the practical learning within working life. Our products are selected according to your specific objectives and services required, thereby maximizing corporate outcomes.

Why partner with Art Therapy?

  • Reduce stress levels
  • Enhanced team communication, interaction and building of relationships
  • Problem-solving
  • Cultural diversity inclusion
  • Social intelligence
  • Integration of left and right brain activities
  • Spontaneity, relaxation and fun
  • Confidence building and self-validation
  • Increased motivation and respect amongst team members
  • Freedom to make decisions and test out new and innovative ideas
  • Get to know your team in ways that are inconceivable through verbal interaction

Our Creative Products

Our creative products are selected according to your specific objectives and services required, thereby maximizing corporate outcomes. Various products are available to suite your specific requirements such as:

1. Creative Intro Stations

Various ‘stations’ or areas are set up with different art materials.

The team works individually or in pairs – exploring the creative media. The process is fun, quick, interactive, spontaneous and non-judgemental.

Benefits: This exercise is very useful in the start of the workshop to familiarize the group with different art materials and with each other and also to relieve some of the initial anxiety around making art. FUN too!

2. Mandala Workshop

Art Therapy Mandala Workshops for CorporatesThe Circle is a natural form to work with in art because it is an important universal symbol of change throughout human history.

Each person is inspired and guided into creating a ‘MANDALA’ (circular images) using a variety of art materials and circular shapes onto a square mounted canvas board.

Benefits: Creating Mandala images opens up creativity, a particular quality everyone has. Research shows that it is hence innately known to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. FUN too!

3. Ayurvedic Clay

The group is guided into the creation of coil pots, objects or containers with the tactile medium of clay.

Benefits: Clay is known for its relaxing, calming and healing properties, and ultimately de-stresses the physical body and the mind. Clay promotes engagement, interaction and visualization of ideas, and is useful for the growth of social and cultural awareness, recognition and appreciation.

4. Vision Boards

What do you want to achieve in your work (and life)? Have you set these goals in motion?

Using pictures from magazines or photos, art materials and objects, create a visual representation or collage of items that you want to manifest, whether it be team or personal related.

Benefits: Less daunting than creating pictures from scratch. Promotes reflection especially in the beginning or end of a program, reduces anxiety regarding artistic performance. Useful for setting of goals, promotion of reflection, visualization and motivation of team members. FUN too!

5. Group Images on Mounted Canvas Board

*Most popular!* Team brainstorm followed by group image onto giant mounted canvas boards. The picture can be in alignment with your team’s specific corporate objectives or goals, or just pure creativity and ‘time-out’.

Benefits: Verbal and creative interaction, communication, relationship building, developing strengths, building trust, relying on each other, team cohesion, testing out of new ideas, making decisions, visual planning and building of relationships. FUN too!

6. Puzzle Workshop

*Unique to Art Therapy* Brainstorm followed by creative thinking, planning, interaction, communication, sharing, listening, understanding and application of creativity within a team.

Benefits: Extremely motivating, dynamic, thinking out-the-box experience integrating left and right brain, team collaboration, visual planning, leadership development, building communication and enhancing team relationships.

7. Photo Art Therapy

How do you see yourself in your team? How do others see you?

A creative and experiential look at your team and life! Using photos/prints of colleagues, family, friends and self — create a visual expression of pictures and art making in a fun and interactive process.

Benefits: Networking, brand awareness, team interaction and collaboration, visualization of the future, reflection and insights of self and others, ordering of experiences, problem solving.

Book a Corporate Workshop for your Organisation

Art Therapy workshops can be structured to fit into your schedule whether it be a half day/full day or weekly/monthly workshops for ongoing productivity through creativity…

Please email info@arttherapy.co.za for more information and/or a brochure.

"It triggered the creative bone in my body and ideas kept coming" – Catherine, FNB

ALL workshops are professionally facilitated by an internationally trained Art Therapist and group specialist.

Creativity allows for active participation for all team members. Absolutely NO art experience is necessary, as our workshops focus on the interactive process of creativity in teams rather than the outcome of a ‘perfect’ picture!

Using the process of Art Therapy has proven invaluable for diverse team situations including team-building, creative coaching, work-life balance, brainstorming, stress management, conflict management, change management, strategy development and trauma debriefing, to name but a few.

Much can be learnt through lectures, but greater learning is achieved through active participation of team members. Here, art materials are combined with brainstorming, interactive team work, communication and your specific goals, strategy and objectives. All workshops are professionally facilitated by an internationally trained Art Therapist who can then explore and interpret the key experiences for enhanced team effectiveness.

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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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