About: A place to explore thoughts and feelings, and make sense of the experiences and changes through this time. Under Jacqui’s guidance the group will be using a variety of creative processes alongside stories and open discussions (if appropriate) as tools to reach new understanding of these experiences.
As this is delivered online, it is expected that you have some basic art equipment (pencils, pens, textas, glue stick, and paper which does not have to be a visual diary). More information can be found here.
Next date: tbc Location: Zoom (link provided on receipt of payment.) Time: tbc Cost: tbc Register here.
Creative notebooks, or journalling can be a powerful tool in self expression and self discovery, burn-out prevention, and stress management. Keeping a Notebook or Journaling requires no previous art experience as its value is in the process of opening a creative mind rather than creating good art. Notebooks can be used to help make sense of what is happening around us and how we feel about this; to give voice to something we feel cannot be spoken; to gain insight into an aspect about ourselves we may not have considered before, and to release any anger, pain or anguish, and a way to carry ourselves from one place to another.
Jacqui provides a unique approach to creative notebooks, which combines Art Therapy techniques along with aspects of Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Sessions can be helpful for adolescents and adults (including mothers and carers), for a wide range of situations including: Stress Anxiety Depression Creative blocks Grief & Loss Life direction Relationships Eating Disorders Post and Ante Natal Depression and anxiety Trauma Self-Compassion
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION: In the initial session, clients will be introduced to how to begin a creative notebook and prepare pages, using a variety of art materials. Together we consider how to use your journal as a space that may be used to carry you from one place to another, along with techniques that will support you creating your own voice through your pages. Subsequent sessions - These sessions will not only provide ideas as to how notebooks may find its way into your everyday life and emotional fitness, they will be tailored to accommodate a client's specific therapeutic needs and situations.
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS: 1hr and 1.5 hr sessions are available. Fees on enquiry. Session are available in Briar Hill or via Zoom. Available for Outreach or Home Visits. All materials included.
AVAILABLE FOR WORKSHOPS (Max 20 participants)
Reflections From Clients That Have Used Creative Notebooks (Journals):
"Journalling has helped me clear my emotions onto paper." (Age 15)
Journalling "has given me a way to express my emotions without damage." (Age 14)
"My experience was positive and clarifying. I can now use my journal at home using techniques I have learnt from this course." (Age 15)
"I love that I can be myself, that I can do whatever without people judging." (Age 15)
"I have been journalling my little heart out and it's really helping me manage my anxiety." - Madeline (Adult Creative Journalling intensive.)
"...helped me to revere my personal experience and expression. To be more tender with my soul". - Yvonne (Adult Creative Journalling intensive)