Art therapy

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap ofpaper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web."

Pablo Picasso

Art therapy uses the language of our dreams: symbols and images, to connect with the deeper layers of our consciousness in order to express and transform inner conflicts and tensions in order to reveal the original patterns of our true selves.

Intuition is closely connected to the functions of the right brain. Our society tends to focus on teaching and demanding from us the abilities of the left brain.Once we are adults we usually know no other way of perceiving the world. Art therapy is designed to bring out the sensory information of the right brain, and reunite us with the other, often unconsious parts of ourself. Art therapy works with images and symbols, which can be explored in different ways, varying from working with dreams and inner journeys to using drawing, painting, working with clay and soapstone, photograpy or film.

Working with colour, texture and images is a powerful way to deal with complex issues in your life without having to sit and talk and analyse it. This doesn't mean that you aren't going to understand what you are doing. There are ways to work with the things you are making 'unconsciously' to uncover their meaning. They will connect with your dreams and with feelings that you had inklings of but couldn't quite get to the surface.

The sessions work well when you want to make a change in your life, heal old patterns, work with physical symptoms, when you want to make changes in your relationships, or find out more about yourself in a new way.

More about working with symbols and images  and 
art therapy