What is it?
Transpersonal / Shamanic art therapy unites ancient and modern wisdom and is based on a psychological–spiritual model. Its foundations are shamanic, and it is underpinned by the scientific theory and insights of both mainstream and transpersonal psychology.
Through the use of drawing, clay work, sculpture, painting, pastels and collage creation the client maps and navigates life crises and transitions, focusing on looking inwards, exploring the structure and dynamics of the psyche by using divination, masks, mandalas, dreams and symbols as a way to self-realization.
Shamanic art therapy is a unique creative process where artmaking and psychotherapy combine to help cultivate health and wholeness, to improve or restore functioning and a sense of personal well-being.
No art skills are required.
Making art is like learning a new language. It is a visual metaphoric landscape that widens your horizons and encourages you to expand the way you see and experience the world.
Unlike traditional psychotherapy, art therapy accesses the parts of your brain that language cannot.
What are the benefits?
The aim is to ease distress, increase awareness, resolve conflicts, and/or cope with trauma and release creativity. Art therapy can help you to manage and resolve emotional problems, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, depression, anxiety, feeling stuck, health problems and general life struggles.
The artwork that is created becomes a tangible product outside our self, which gives us distance from our emotions allowing space for reflection, new perceptions and transformation to happen.
Kylie Giacomelli holds an accredited and government approved (NAT) Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy.
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