Art Therapy is an important therapeutic method that relies on visual and tactile expression to facilitate lasting change and growth. It is effective in transforming individual and group dynamics, creating self-awareness, building self-esteem, and for assisting people with social and intellectual issues, spectrum disorders, mental health challenges, life-threatening illnesses, and survivors of trauma.
Art Therapy is not about what is produced, the ‘artwork’, but rather is the means (media) used to enable individuals and groups to visually express, and unwind, thoughts and situations that create barriers and prevent them being able to move on from the thoughts and situations that make them feel powerless and restricted.
Art Therapy benefits functioning adults, teens and children, with or without mental health issues, and can also be applied for those acutely mentally unwell.
Each session begins by setting goals to address the topic of the moment. Then through the use of different art materials, we guide the therapy through different stages that effectively help you overcome what holds you back.
Addictions Art Therapy Group: Tuesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm for a 5 week pass. Whether it is substance abuse, gambling, or another addiction, this group encourages the recovery process and explores acceptance, forgiveness, and open-mindedness in a creative way with others who understand your journey.
Carers Art Therapy Group: Tuesdays 1.15pm-2.45pm for a 5 week pass. When caring for someone with mental illness, dementia, or a physical disability, you as the carer, carry the load in your body and mind. Find emotional and social support in this group without feeling guilt or shame, as you creatively explore your experience.
Eating Disorders Art Therapy Group: Fridays 2pm-3.30pm for a 5 week pass. Living with anorexia, bulimia or binge eating is closely connected to a perception of your body image. Explore this experience with others like you and shift the image by using creativity in a supportive group environment.
Women’s Art Therapy Group: Tuesdays 10am-12pm for a 5 week pass. Focus, relax and connect with others as you process your story. Share the creative space whilst healing from trauma, grief or loss. Your anxiety or depression may be holding you back and being part of a creative community might be just the thing to help you let go.
Music Therapy is not about the music that is produced, but rather, listening to music or using music-making methods to address individual or group client goals. Clients often display both physical and emotional responses to music which appears to ‘cut-through’ memory and mental health issues that clients find deeply confronting.
Music Therapy benefits functioning adults, teens and children, with or without mental health issues, and can also be applied for those acutely mentally unwell.
Music Therapists deliver customised music therapy sessions to meet specific needs, issues and outcomes. Then through the choice of music or music making technique the therapist guides the session accordingly. Note music therapy can be combined with movement or art therapy.
2-Part Music Therapy Group: PART 1: Sunday 15.1.2023 10am-4pm PART 2: Monday 16.1.2023 6pm-8pm
Movement Therapy aka dance therapy is a psychotherapeutic therapy that integrates and interconnects the mental and physical health of an individual, consistent with enabling increased confidence and changing behaviours.
It can help clients to effectively manage pain, improve self-esteem and body image thus increasing pro-social behaviours, help in the management of mood, help develop effective communication skills and relationships, expand movement and breathing options including increased cardio-vascular health, muscular strength, coordination, mobility, and reducing muscular tension.
Movement/Dance Therapy is not about to teach you a style of dance, but rather will teach you how your movement and body language reflects what you may be feeling, how you think about yourself or presence, and how others may perceive you.
Movement Therapy benefits functioning adults, teens and children, with or without mental health issues, and can also be applied for those acutely mentally unwell.
Movement Therapists deliver bespoke sessions to meet specific needs that address the specific issue and outcome. Then through the movement sessions the therapist guides the session accordingly.
Animal Therapy, like the other creative therapies offered by Indigo Therapy Group, animal assisted or pet therapy refers to the use of animals to help people cope with, recover from, and overcome some physical and mental health conditions by building on the pre-existing human-animal bond.
Animals are non-judgmental and many intuitively pick up anxieties that threaten to swamp clients and prevent them going about daily rituals. Animal Therapy has also been found to be useful in situations where comfort is needed, empathy training, to improve movement or motor skills, develop social or behavioral skills, and increase motivation toward activities that include exercise or interaction with others.
Animal Therapy benefits functioning adults, teens and children, with or without mental health issues, and can also be applied for those acutely mentally unwell.
Animal Therapists are specially-trained professionals, who use their animals as part of a therapy plan, especially with the guidance of the client’s GP or other clinician.