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6 Week Art Therapy Group

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre

Present

A 6 week Art Therapy Group.

Venue: The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, No.3 Great Denmark St., Dublin 1

Date:    12/03/2019 – 16/04/2019 (every Tuesday evening)

Time:    7.00pm-8.30pm

Group art therapy offers an integral component in personal development, in both ones ability to express oneself confidently and in listening and respecting others in a safe and confidential space. Group art therapy offers a unique experience in better understand ourselves and the World around us. It allows for meaningful reflection within a creative and supported environment.

Within art therapy groups, individuals come together in the same space to create art individually, or collaboratively in the creation a of a group image/object. Members have to communicate, negotiate and compromise in coming to a consensus in creating something together. There is time for both art making and for members to discuss their art and their experience.

Benefits of art therapy group work include:

*Meditation/Mindfulness
*Self-esteem/confidence
*Insight into interpersonal relationships
*Communication Skills
*Personal Development
*Social Skills
*Opportunities for sharing with those who have experienced similar life experiences.
*Creative expression in a non judgemental environment.

This art therapy group will be facilitated by art therapist John O’Malley, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD. John has over eight years experience in facilitating art therapy groups.

Art Material’s and light refreshments provided.

Places are limited, advance booking and further information available from:

info@dublincreativetherapy.ie 

Cost: €230.00

Deposit: €100.00

Please follow the link below to register for this event:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctrSJ-nthr2E70Iduwy2W5rwtP8NNzUucaMwXta7G7ZF71tA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Unlock Your Creative Potential: Art Therapy Workshop

Unlock your Creative Potential

“Who looks outside dreams;
Who looks inside, awakes.”
Carl Jung

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is pleased to present ‘Unlock Your Creative Potential’. This art therapy workshop is based on the belief that we all have an unlimited resource of creative potential within us; this innate potential is transformative in its ability to heal, express, grow and cultivate a more compassionate self.

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore:

* A connection with our creative spirit in a nurturing and supported space.

*To creatively explore personal blocks or limiting self beliefs that we may hold due to personal life experiences.

*Bring an awareness to our underlying feelings, passions and desires.

*To offer new perspectives and points of view in establishing a deeper understanding of our creative potential in the World around us.

This workshop is suitable for all, with no previous art experience needed!

For a more detailed timetable of the day please register or contact the centre by email: info@dublincreativetherapy.ie or telephone 087 979 0486

This is an experiential workshop facilitated by John O’Malley, Art Psychotherapist, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD.

Art Material’s and light refreshments provided.

Advance booking and further information from:

info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

Date: 25/08/2018

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: €80.00

Deposit: €40.00

Please follow the link below to register for this event:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctw9dq410ypeHujpHT36B_F2ObCQx3nl2wWMz5X-NjDDj3Bw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Unlock Your Creative Potential: Art Therapy Workshop

“Who looks outside dreams;
Who looks inside, awakes.”
Carl Jung

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is pleased to present ‘Unlock Your Creative Potential’ an art therapy workshop designed to transform your creative blocks into building blocks upon which you can begin to unlock your innate creative potential. This workshop is for dreamers, adventurers, lovers, creatives; for anyone with a passion, desire or a wish to connect creatively with the self on a journey of discovery.

ABOUT
This one day workshop will use art therapeutic techniques by way of both individual and group experiential work. The language of visual art-colours, shapes, lines and images- speak to us in ways that words cannot. Art therapy is a modality that uses the non verbal language of art for personal growth, insight, and transformation and is a means of what is connecting inside us- our thought, feelings and perceptions- with outer realities and life experiences. It is based that images can help us understand who we are and enhance our lives through self expression. Within this workshop we will be mixing meditation, personal journaling and intuitive art making in the quest to unlock your creative potential.

This is an experiential workshop facilitated by John O’Malley, Art Psychotherapist, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD.

No experience needed! Material’s provided. Spaces are Limited.

Advance booking and further information from:

info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

No art experience necessary!

Art Materials and Light refreshments provided.

Cost:
€80.00

(Places are limited so early booking is reccommended.)

Please follow the link below to register for this event:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo09X48UfJlQMoPFK6kUUNk08LLb8JvcJbnUy90i3Ncv3hWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Awaken The Creative Self: Art Therapy Workshop

“Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one when you grow up.”
Pablo Picasso

Join us for an afternoon of Creativity,play and archetypal imagery with The Dublin Creative therapy Centre, No.3 North Great Denmark St., Dublin 1.

This is an experiential workshop facilitated by John O’Malley, Art Psychotherapist, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD. No experience needed! Material’s provided. Spaces are Limited. Advance booking and further information from info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

Location: No.3 North Great Georges St. Dublin 1

Date:  09/06/2018

Time: 10- 5pm

Cost: €80pp

Yoga at The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre

Here at The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre we are pleased to announce the launch of both individual and group yoga classes in the centre from May 2018. We are greatly aware of the importance of physical movement in maintaining positive mental health and in cultivating self awareness and balance in our lives. Yoga offers a unique insight into the mind, body and spirit connection.

Our Teacher John O’Malley has just returned from India where he had completed his 200 Hour TTC at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre which is internationally recognised and registered with Yoga Alliance Professional UK, Yoga Alliance USA, International Yoga Alliance, World Yoga Council and the International Yoga Federation.

Our beginner classes offer a safe, nurturing and inspiring setting to begin your yoga journey. Over the weeks you will begin to understand basic yoga techniques and the foundation poses to help you feel confident in gradually developing your practice.

You will be guided through the following:

  • Brief background on what yoga is, and our style
  • An introduction into Pranayama breathing techniques
  • Foundation postures and how to adapt them to your needs
  • How linked postures work together to create a flow
  • How to  modify postures uniquely to your body.

Classes will commence every Thursday from the 24/05/2018:

Where: The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, Great Demark Street, Dublin 1

Time: 19:00 to 20:00

Cost: Donation

For more information regarding private classes or application forms please feel free to contact The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre via email at info@dublincreativetherapy.ie or by phone on 087 979 0486

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

Saturdays Children’s Art Therapy Clinic

Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents

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Venue: The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, No.3 Great Denmark St., Dublin 1

Commencing: September 2016

Contact: info@dublincreativetherapy.ie or 087 979 0486

This Autumn we are pleased to announce the beginning of our first art therapy children’s clinic. All children are different, and while some may experience life as an adventure, others may find they have difficult feelings that they are struggling to talk about. Art therapy is an effective therapy that aims to help children and adolescents to address emotional and behavioural difficulties. The burden of emotional issues can affect all areas of a young person’s life including performance at school, social skills and interpersonal relationships. Art therapy can offer a safe space and a creative outlet for them to explore what is going on, helping to increase their self-acceptance and confidence, thus impacting positively upon other areas of their life.

Feelings can be expressed and explored at the child or teenager’s pace in a confidential setting. As the focus in an art therapy session is on the image, and not the child, it is a safe and non-threatening approach that helps them express and integrate difficult feelings without the need for words. In art therapy the child enters into a dynamic relationship with the therapist that helps them make sense of their difficult and painful experiences.

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How Can Art Therapy Benefit My Child?

Art Therapy can be used to treat a range of emotional and behavioural issues in children and adolescents. It has been shown to be beneficial in the following ways:

  • Encouraging expression of complex emotions
  • Developing social skills
  • Building self-concept and self-esteem
  • Improving communication skills
  • Developing insight
  • Enhancing problem solving and decision-making skills

Art therapy can address specific issues such as anger, anxiety, confidence and self-esteem, eating disorders, self-harm, ADHD, attachment disorders, autism, trauma, bereavement and loss etc.

As art making is a non-verbal form of communication it is particularly suited, though not limited, to children who have difficulty articulating their feelings verbally, speech and language difficulties, social and communication disorders etc. Through the image created in art therapy the therapist can respond and reflect back to the child helping to address their emotional needs. Feeling acknowledged in their creative process and understood can help improve a young person’s self-acceptance, self-esteem and to gain a greater sense of control over difficult emotions and life situations.

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Autumn Art Therapy Process Group 2016

artstudio 095The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is Pleased to announce its upcoming Art Therapy Process Group

Venue: The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, No.3 Great Denmark St., Dublin 1

Date Commencing: 04/10/2016

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Cost: 12 weekly sessions @ €300.00

For an information/application pack please contact the office at:

info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

At the Dublin Creative Therapy Centre we offer a range of therapeutic group processes and workshops. Group art therapy offers an integral component in personal development, in both ones ability to express oneself confidently and in listening and respecting others in a safe and confidential space, which is facilitated by one of our fully trained and qualified arts therapists.

Within art therapy groups, individuals come together in the same space to create art individually, or collaboratively in the creation a of a group image/sculpture. Members have to communicate, negotiate and compromise in coming to a consensus in creating something together. There is time for both art making and for members to discuss their art and their experience. Many participants find art therapy groups less threatening than verbal groups as the focus is on the art image and not on them. The intent of working in such a fashion is to experience group dynamics and gain insight, providing opportunities for active involvement, risk taking and unique self-expression.

Group art therapy has the potential to change our perceptions of who we are and gain greater insights into ourselves and our interactions with others.

Benefits of Group Work

  • Self esteem/confidence
  • Insight into interpersonal relationships
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Social Skills
  • Opportunities for sharing with those who have experienced similar

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Awaken The Creative Self: Art Therapy Workshop


“Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain one when you grow up.”
Pablo Picasso

Join us for an afternoon of Creativity,play and archetypal imagery with The Dublin Creative therapy Centre, No.3 North Great Georges St., Dublin 1.

This is an experiential workshop facilitated by John O’Malley, Art Psychotherapist, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD. No experience needed! Material’s provided. Spaces are Limited. Advance booking and further information from info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

Location: No.3 North Great Georges St. Dublin 1

Date: 16/06/2018

Time: 10- 5pm

Cost: €80pp

Combined Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy Experiential Workshop.

Combined Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy Experiential Workshop on Self-Care, Insight and development of practice for Professionals in Frontline services when Supporting Children and Teenagers through Distress.

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Date: 01/08/2014
Cost: €80
Location:Dublin City Centre

This course offers an introduction to Art Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology for both individuals and groups. It also provides an overview of Cognitive Therapy techniques and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy techniques that prove effective in helping young people manage distress. The workshop gives an opportunity for insight and regeneration through a psychoanalytic approach to working with materials, enhancing self-development and personal growth as well as equips participants with knowledge on current evidence based stress management techniques. It also highlights the effectiveness of art therapy combined with psychological intervention and thus empowers attendees will gain insight and skills in this area.

The course is targeted at mental health practitioners; Psychologists, Social Workers, Teachers, Therapists and Students whom are interested in the expressive potential of art in their work and who want to gain some practical knowledge on psychological mechanisms behind stress-induced emotional and behavioural dys-regulation. The knowledge and experience gained does not enable the participant to practice as an Art Therapist or to provide psychology interventions, but offers a number of techniques that can be incorporated into their practice.

Time Table

9am-9.30am:
Meet and greet.

9.30-10.00am:
Theoretical overview of physiological, emotional, cognitive and behavioural components of stress and stress associated mental health difficulties.

10am-11am:
Helping young people through distress- an overview of dialectical-behavioural distress tolerance techniques. Mindfulness practise.

11.00am -11.15am:
Tea break

11:15am-1pm
Introduction to Art Therapy experiential and theoretical practices. Implementation and use of techniques and materials in order to open nonverbal dialogue with young person, building relationships through creative processes and use of active listening techniques. Exploring the use of directive and non-directive creative processes when working with children and adolescents.

1pm-2pm:
Lunch

2pm-3pm:
Weaving a psychoanalytical framework into processes of image making, exploring concepts including containment, holding and free association.

3pm-3.15pm:
Tea break

3.15pm-4pm
The creation of a safe space, through working developmentally with materials and the group processes.

4pm-5pm
Caring for the carer: Use of mindfulness, self-expression and reflection through a therapeutic group exercise promoting insight and self-care.

Facilitators:

John O’Malley, Art Psychotherapist, MA, BA, MIACAT, ANCAD

John qualified as an Art Psychotherapist with a First Class Honours Masters from the Crawford College at the Cork Institute of Technology in 2010. John is an elected member of The Executive Council for The Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapies in Ireland. Previous to this he holds and BA. (Hons) from the National College of Art and Design. He is a fully registered member of The Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. Since his training he has worked within a variety of client groups including, children within the state care system, families, mental health settings, learning difficulties, the homeless services and most recently he established The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre from where he runs his private practice.

Natalia Harding, MA ClinPsych

Natalia graduated from the University of Silesia, Poland with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She is a member of Psychological Society of Ireland. She also completed postgraduate studies in Psychodrama at The Polish Institute of Psychodrama. Natalia moved to Ireland in 2008 and she initially worked in a managerial capacity in a residential unit for young people aged 12-17 in the care of the HSE. Through her training in clinical psychology, she gained experience across various mental health settings. She worked in an addiction treatment centre, a forensic psychology service as well as child and adolescent mental health and disability services. She has experience in conducting cognitive and personality assessments, functional risk assessments and parenting capacity assessments. Her approach to therapy is integrative and draws on CBT, DBT, Psychodrama, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. She is currently employed as part of the Early Intervention Team and is involved in the assessment of need.

Application
For further information or an application form for this workshop please contact the office on 01 5376964 or 087 979 0486, email:info@dublincreativetherapy.ie

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The Bigger Picture Project Video

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is delighted to launch it new and exciting initiative The Bigger Picture:http://www.fundit.ie/project/the-bigger-picture-project

A schools-based project that seeks to utilise the power of art therapy to reach and support at-risk young people. The project aims to place professionally qualified art therapists in three schools over a six-month period in order to promote and improve youth mental health through creative therapeutic processes.

The Background

All children are different and while most experience life as an adventure; many have difficult feelings they struggle to talk about, secrets they wish they didn’t have to keep, things they wished they have never witnessed, emotional stresses from a difficult home life that makes it hard for them to concentrate in school, behaviours that stop them from fitting in, or bullies that make them fear going to school.

Why Art Therapy In Schools?

“1 in 5 children and adolescents will suffer from a mental health issue in their school years.”
(Child Mental & Emotional Health: A Review of Evidence, HSE 2006)

Schools are often attempting to cope with children with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. Given lack of funding and recent cuts; access to essential support services has been significantly impacted. Art therapy helps children to recover from difficult life experiences, therefore increasing their receptivity to learning and enabling their educational needs to be better met.
Art therapy in schools can:
>Reduce behavioural and social obstacles to learning
>Enhance emotional intelligence
>Address the complex emotional and mental effects of issues such as bereavement and loss, domestic violence and bullying.

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is an effective intervention tool that uses the creative process inherent in artistic self-expression to help children and teens resolve conflicts and problems, reduce stress and increase self-esteem. It is a safe and non-threatening way for a young person to explore thoughts and feelings that are too hard to put into words, with a professionally trained art therapist. Images created in art therapy are a way of entering into a child’s world. Art Therapy uses creative expression to give young people a voice.

How Will Funding Be Spent?

Your support in funding this project will:
>Launch The Bigger Picture Project
> Provide, along with some school funding,12 hours of weekly art therapy in Dublin city centre schools from January to June 2014.
>Supply art materials
>Fund the research and evaluation of the work
>Raise awareness of the value and efficacy of the creative arts therapies within the education system.

Why Fund It?

More so than ever before families are struggling every day both socially and economically. Schools are under huge pressure to support their pupils. The Bigger Picture Project not only seeks to address the current challenges faced by our young people, their families and schools, but also, by your investment in our young peoples mental health, seeks to address the bigger picture, both now and in the future.

“Investing for the mental health promotion of young people is an investment in the present and the future.”
World Health Organisation, 2010

Thank you for all your support!