WHAT IS TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING?
Transformational Coaching brings together Psychology and NLP into one modality and is a very powerful tool for creating long lasting and permanent change. This practice of NLP is founded in strong clinical and historical theory, research and practice. Carl Buchheit, PHD from NLP Marin, in his book, ‘A New Psychology, Transformational NLP’ provides a detailed history of NLP that is little known and defines NLP as the, ‘New Psychology’. Some of the leading founders of NLP include Dr. Richard Bandler, John Grinder and Contemporary Psychologist and Linguist, Noam Chomsky. NLP combines psychology and linguistics resulting in a powerful tool that uses communication to access the unconscious mind creating powerful, transformational change in beliefs, behavioural patterning, poor habits, and at the level of identity.
HOW DOES COACHING WORK?
You can choose to have weekly, or fortnightly sessions. They go for up to one hour, or you may like to choose a 90 minute Extended Session to dive deeper. Clients generally work with me for extended periods, as the more they do, the more they create the transformational change they are looking for in their lives. These sessions are usually done by phone, or by Skype/Zoom.
TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY
WHAT IS ART THERAPY + ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Art therapy is a form of individual, family and group psychotherapy, where clients engage in visual artmaking processes with a highly trained art therapist, within a therapeutic relationship.
Arts therapy or arts psychotherapy uses creative modalities, including visual art-making, drama, and dance/movement within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform physical, mental and emotional well-being. Most arts therapists in ANZATA utilise the visual arts and often use the title art therapist or art psychotherapist. This profession has been recognised and regulated around the world by organisations such as the British Association of Art Therapists and the Health Professions Council and in USA by the American Art Therapy Association. Arts therapists working with dance/movement or drama in their work are also recognised and regulated in other parts of the world by separate professional bodies, and may use titles such as dance/movement therapist, or dramatherapist.
Increasingly other countries are recognising the need for regulating principles for the many creative therapies within one professional overseeing body such as ANZATA. All arts therapies are traditionally based on psychoanalytic or psychodynamic principles, and most arts therapists utilise varied evidence based theoretical frameworks in their work. These traditions include depth analytic, humanistic, behavioural, systemic, and integrative approaches.
Arts psychotherapy can be employed both as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool. Arts therapy can be practiced with individuals as well as groups. It differs from traditional art-making or performance in that the emphasis is on the process of creating and meaning-making, rather than on the end product. The therapist and client/s develop a dynamic interpersonal relationship, with clear boundaries and goals.
HOW DOES ART THERAPY + ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY WORK?
Arts therapy is based on the belief that the process of engaging creatively in drama, movement or art-making, within a therapeutic relationship, supports changes in the client’s inner world, and helps them to develop a more integrated sense of self, with increased self awareness and acceptance. It assists with improving the client’s personal growth and insight, processing of traumatic experiences, and resolving of inner conflicts.
Arts therapy provides a unique opportunity for the use of non-verbal communication, allowing clients to express feelings safely so that they can cope better with stress, improve their judgment and have healthy relationships. The artwork or creative response in each session is a confidential record showing patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The arts therapist and client work together to understand the creative product of each session, and this product is seen as a reflection of the meaning for that person, through their own discovery.
The arts therapist provides a safe, non-threatening space and invites the individual (or group) to explore their issues by using whatever variety of media he or she feels is appropriate and comfortable during the session. Arts therapists have specialised training that reflects their interdisciplinary practice and prepares them to provide such a space.