FAQ.

‘Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’  ~ Mary Oliver.

TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING

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.  Dr. 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/24Sessions.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ART PSYCHOTHERAPY & TRANSFORMATIONAL MINDSET COACHING? CAN I DO BOTH?

Art Psychotherapy is based on the belief that the process of engaging creatively in art making, drama, dance or movement within a therapeutic setting brings a deeper connection for the Client to their inner world.  The Art Psychotherapist uses creative methods and tools to support the Client in transitioning life experiences and challenges.  Once this connection is made, the Client can find answers and solutions to problems or challenges they have been facing.

While Transformational Coaching uses tools and techniques from psychology to support the Client to change their beliefs, mindset, patterns and behaviours that no longer serve them.  Transformational Coaching begins with developing rapport with self and rapport with others, as places the focus on harmony in relationships, beginning with self.  This helps to build confidence in bringing about lasting and permanent change.

TRANSPERSONAL ART THERAPY

WHAT IS ART THERAPY + ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Art Psychotherapy is a form of individual, family and group psychotherapy, where clients engage in visual art making 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 Art Psychotherapists 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 the USA by the American Art Therapy Association.  Art 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 Drama Therapist.

All arts therapies are traditionally based on psychoanalytic, or psychodynamic principles, and most Art Therapists utilise varied evidence based theoretical frameworks in their work. These traditions include depth analytic, humanistic, behavioural, systemic, and integrative approaches.

Art Psychotherapy can be employed, both as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool.  Art 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 Clients develop a dynamic interpersonal relationship, with clear boundaries and goals.

As defined by ANZATA, The Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association.

HOW DOES ART THERAPY + ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY WORK?

Art Psychotherapy is based on the belief that the process of engaging creatively in art making, drama, dance or movement within a therapeutic setting brings a deeper connection with the Client to their inner world, and helps them to develop a more integrated sense of self with increased self-awareness and acceptance. Once this connection is made, the Client can find answers and solutions to problems or challenges they have been facing.It assists with improving the client’s personal growth and insight, processing of traumatic experiences, and resolving of inner conflicts.

Art Psychotherapy is a powerful tool for discovering more of what your true self is seeking.  It supports people struggling with a loss of identity, or going through major life transitions, so they may find a way through the ‘crisis’, or cycle of life they are experiencing.

Art Psychotherapy 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 Art Psychotherapist and Client work together to understand the creative output of each session, and this is seen, as a way for the Client to find meaning through reflection and  their journey of discovery at each session.

The Art Psychotherapist 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. Art Psychotherapists have specialised training that reflects their interdisciplinary practice and prepares them to provide a supportive and healing space to enquire into their current situation.

As defined by ANZATA, The Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association.

DO I NEED TO BE AN ARTIST TO DO ART THERAPY?

You don’t need to be an artist to do Art Psychotherapy.  We use creative methods to enquire into the Client’s experience.  The creative output comes from a deeper place within the Client, and cannot be critiqued, nor can it be judged.  The Art Psychotherapist provides a safe space for you, the Client to make marks, perhaps, paint and draw, but there is no technical experience required to have an Art Therapy session.