My name is Tanya and I’m training to be a Creative Therapy Mindfulness Coach.
It’s easy to slip into a rut. When things change, it can be challenging to adapt and find new ways of coping. This is particularly true if we’re facing a challenge in our lives, such as loss or illness. These are all experiences that require us to step outside of ourselves and consider new perspectives, which is a challenging thing to do. We can also find that things in our past can affect our daily lives, making decisions based on past experience can be detrimental
The good news is that we don’t have to face these challenges alone! There are Creative therapy mindfulness coach (s) out there who specialise in helping you discover new ways of being through the use of creativity. So whether you’re looking for an alternative way to deal with stress or simply want someone else’s perspective on what you’re going through, art therapy can be an important part of your self-care routine!
What is a Creative therapy Mindfulness coach?
Creative therapy is a form of art therapy, expressive therapy and expressive arts therapy. It uses the creative process to help people manage their emotional health. The creative process can be used to express emotions, develop self-awareness and promote healing from trauma or illness. Creative therapists work with individuals or groups helping them identify ways to be happier in their daily lives.
You can find my Facebook group to help ease you into some of the ideas of Creative therapy at www.facebook.com/groups/amekyacreativecommunity
They may use any media including: drawing; painting; dance; music; movement; sand play; clay making; collage making; sculpture; photography; mixed media projects; pottery making; jewellery design and creation etc…
Who can benefit from creative therapy?
Creative therapy is for everyone. It’s for anyone who wants to express themselves and their emotions, for those who want to improve their mental health and well-being, and for anyone with a creative spark!
If you are interested in creating new art, feeling connected with others through art making and sharing your artwork, or just plain having fun creating something beautiful—you’re already a candidate for creative therapy!
How does creative therapy work?
Creative therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the client’s creative process is the focus. The goal is to help patients work through their emotions and experiences, allowing them to process their feelings and explore new ideas. You don’t have to have any creative or artistic skill to benefit.
This type of therapy can be beneficial for anyone who wants to express themselves creatively but can’t find the words or images to do so. It also has many benefits for people with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety; improving your self-image through art can be an important part of recovery.
Creative Therapy Activities
As you think about the activities that you enjoy, it can be helpful to take a look at what’s involved. Creative therapy is not just about looking at art or hearing music. It’s about engaging in the activity itself and learning from it—even if what you learn isn’t immediately apparent. Working on a project can help us feel more confident and less anxious, even when we aren’t completely sure how we’re feeling at first.
Creative therapy mindfulness coach benefits
Art, craft and creativity activities that can be used to increase your happiness by connecting with yourself and nature. There is no right or wrong way to do any of these activities, just try something new and see what it does for you. You may find that art, crafting or being creative brings out your inner artist or crafter! Mindfulness is the practice of being aware in the present moment without judgment. The goal is to be fully engaged in whatever you are doing at that moment – whether it’s make marks on paper, moving to music, or seeing what shapes take form in a piece of clay.
Creative therapy is a wonderful way to express yourself, build confidence, and grow as an individual. If you have been struggling with your mental health but don’t want to see a psychiatrist or psychologist, creative therapy might be right for you! Talking therapies and re-living past traumas don’t work for everyone.
There are many benefits to this type of therapy that may help relieve anxiety, stress and depression while providing an outlet for self-expression. Creative Therapy Activities can help with Anxiety and include relaxation Techniques such as; Drawing; Colouring; Painting; Writing; Dancing; Singing; Playing Music; Meditation; and sand play.
You can find the creations I have made having worked through my own creative therapy journey in my gallery at http://www.amekyacreations.co.uk/gallery/