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Wonderful Mind

Teens & Adults Art Therapy Group

Open Studio (teens and adults) 10 sessions - (weekly starting 5th) Tuesdays 2:30 am to 4:00pm

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Teens & Adults Art Therapy Group
Teens & Adults Art Therapy Group

Time & Location

Mar 05, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Wonderful Mind, 1 Laurimar Blvd, Doreen VIC 3754, Australia

About the event

Art therapy for adults offers a myriad of benefits that extend beyond the canvas. Our group art therapy sessions are designed to facilitate the therapeutic process by using art as a method of exploration and discovery of personal experiences and emotional expression. The construct of the group provides a different dynamic to therapy than individual sessions between a single client and therapist. Some of the benefits of group therapy are:

Emotional Expression: we aim to provide an alternative to verbal communication. Through creative activities like drawing, painting, or sculpting, adults can express their emotions without relying solely on words. This expressive outlet is particularly valuable for those who find it challenging to articulate their feelings. Imagine finger painting as a powerful tool—it allows individuals to visually represent their emotions, experience tactile sensations, and relieve emotional tension.

Stress Relief: Engaging in mindful drawing or painting can significantly reduce stress. Whether done individually or in a group setting, this process encourages adults to focus on the present moment and their creative expression. By intuitively creating abstract representations of stressors, they find solace and relaxation.

Self-Awareness: Art therapy fosters self-reflection. As adults explore their emotions through artistic endeavors, they gain insights into their inner world. The act of creating becomes a mirror, reflecting their thoughts, fears, and hopes. This heightened self-awareness contributes to personal growth.

Enhanced Self-Esteem: The act of creating something—whether it’s a simple sketch or a complex collage—boosts self-esteem. Accomplishing artistic goals, even small ones, reinforces a sense of achievement and self-worth.

Refined Social Skills: Group art therapy sessions provide a supportive environment for social interaction. Participants collaborate, share ideas, and learn from one another. These interactions enhance social skills, empathy, and a sense of community.

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