How does expressive art work?
Using expressive art or creative arts is an expression of emotion. It helps us to process memories and calm our minds. It is therefore an effective way of working with your clients and looking after yourself as a therapist. Expressive arts is not just visual art, it also includes sandplay, movement, clay, dance and storytelling. Our new Expressive Arts teacher Irene Dudley-Swarbrick PhD explores her own creative journey and the damage that art teachers can do to our creative imaginations.
Irene tries to live her life creatively, colourfully and with compassion. She is a senior academic in Counselling and Psychotherapy training, teaching both talking therapies and Person-Centred Expressive Art Therapy. Irene taught an introductory weekend to our new expressive arts trainings face-to-face in Lancaster, Lancashire, England in Autumn 2022.
You can find out more about the FACE-TO-FACE and ONLINE weekends in 2023 here
Contact us for dates in 2023.