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The Creative Connection: 6 Week Art Therapy Group, New Dates Announced Soon

This course will include:
6 weekly 1.5hr group sessions which will meet at the Dublin Creative Therapy Centre, every Thursday evening from 6.30pm-8pm

Cost: €210.00 for all six sessions with all art materials will be provided in cost.

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre
No.3 Great Denmark Street,
Dublin 1

If you would to book a place on this workshop please contact info@dublincreativetherapy.ie for an application form. Early booking is recommended as places are limited. No previous art experience necessary!

Tel – 087 979 0486

The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre is delighted to facilitate a new art therapy group – The Creative Connection. The Creative Connection is based on the belief that we all have an unlimited resource of creative potential within us; this innate creative potential is transformative in its ability to heal, express, grow and cultivate a more compassionate self.

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapy is provided in groups or individually, depending on clients’ needs. It is not a recreational activity or an art lesson, although the sessions can be enjoyable. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.

The Creative Connection art therapy group is designed to foster a rich relationship of discovery and support within the group. Art therapy groups provide a wide range of responses as we realise, we are not alone in our humanness, or in our experiences and our issues. We are moved and stimulated by others, as we realise that we all experience both adversity and growth throughout our lifetimes. Finding our own understanding and solutions to not just personal but collective healing and transformation.

The course offers both directive and non-directive approaches to creativity. It is important to mention that no previous art experience is necessary. This group will be experiential in nature, allowing each individual participant the time and space to explore, express and connect with both themselves and the group on a creative journey of self-discovery.

We look forward to welcoming you on this exciting creative journey.

Benefits of art therapy group work include:

*Meditation/Mindfulness practice
*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

John O’Malley is an accredited (IACAT) art therapist at The Dublin Creative Therapy Centre from where he has run his private practice for the last nine years. He has over a decade of experience in facilitating group art therapy workshops.


“Thank you so much for a magical course! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops. I was surprised by just how engaging it was! Art is not something I usually sit down and do. I was amazed at how quickly and peaceful it was to engage in the creative tasks. It also made me have a beautiful sense of self awareness. Thanks so much to an incredibly interesting, friendly, positive and authentic facilitator!”

“I didn’t think I would get as much from this course as I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of working through all the elements. A brilliant experience. Thank you for allowing me to feel like‘me’”

“A really fantastic course. Such a wonderful and safe environment that provided great comfort to explore and open up to the group. Wonderful experience.”