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Pottery for Beginners

Offering small intimate pottery classes in a beautiful studio with gorgeous views.

An introduction to simple hand building techniques using clay slaps and stencilling and printing with slips to create beautiful effects.

We will each create 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates, successful outcomes guaranteed!

This is a one day taster for future on-going pottery classes.

Saturday 8th of September 10am to 1pm

Cost $75

The price includes all materials, clay, slips and glazes plus firings and access to all studio equipment and tools.

Places are limited to 8 people and reservation is essential.

To reserve your spot text Claudia on 0421675474 or leave a message to when I can ring back if you have any questions.

Facilitator Claudia Gyr :

Claudia completed a 3 ½ yr potters apprenticeship in Switzerland in 1979 learning all facets of making a living from pottery.

She has been teaching pottery in Switzerland at an adult education school for 4 years before immigrating to Australia in 1988.

In 1992 she opened her own pottery studio with adjoining art gallery in the Channon where she made a living as a potter and gallery owner for 8 yrs.

After the sale of the gallery Claudia studied and then worked as an Art Therapist and only recently through one of her clients found her way back to clay.

Now still working as a part time art therapist and without the pressures of having to make a living from clay she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others in a relaxed and supportive environment.

“Looking forward sharing some creative and playful time with you.” Claudia :-)

 

 

 

Info Session for Art Psychotherapy Degree offered in Mullumbimby 2018

Dear All,
I like to inform you of an other upcoming information session for this years degree course in art psychotherapy through Ikon Institute. In this session you get a little experiential taste of art therapy and get to ask any questions you may have.
Info Session is this Sunday 11am at the Byron Community College.

Please note :
This is a 3 year course that students have an option to exit earlier with a Diploma or associate degree with a one or two year commitment only rather than the full three year degree. This means you are getting government support for the course.
More info is in this weeks echo page 20 or click the echo link below.

Wishing you all a very happy, joyous and peaceful year!

 

https://issuu.com/echopublications/docs/byronecho3232/20

Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy Course offered in Mullumbimby

Dear all,
The first year of teaching a wonderful group of students the Adv. Dipl. of Transpersonal Art Therapy in Mullumbimby through Ikon comes to a close.
The feedback has been very positive and we are now planning next years degree course which is a
3 yr. Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy course
with more depths and more time to integrate all the rich learning which is provided through Ikon.
You can defer payments until you are working approved for FEE HELP.
There will be an
info session on 25th of November in Mullumbimby giving you a taste of what is to be expected and a chance to answer any questions you may have (see flyer attached).
Apply Now for 2018
Call Phil 0n 1300 000 933 click 2
Or visit ikoninstitute.com.au

Art Therapy workshops and accredited Art Therapy trainings

Dear All​

​​Very exciting news!​ My art/art therapy studio will be finished by the end of the year!
​​It was well worth waiting for. A spot with the fantastic views, plenty of light and airflow, just five minutes outside of Mullumbimby on 10 acres of privacy and peace :-)
I will run regular weekend half to two day art/art therapy workshops plus a regular clay creation group (yes, I rekindled my old passion for clay too) and will post more information about dates and workshops at the beginning of next year. If you are interested in being on my mailing list just fill in the contact form with your request.

The other good news:
is that Ikon is running one of​ their accredited training program to become a qualified Art Therapist for the first time in Byron Bay.
​This is a one year Diploma Course in Art Therapy. ​
I will be teaching some of the subjects (and most probably from my studio) amongst other teachers who will visit from interstate.

Please feel free to forward the information to anyone you feel may be interested :-)​

PS if you require Vet-Fee​-help you would have to apply asap as there will be changes next year and Vet courses no longer receive that kind of help. This is the reason Ikon likes to start already on the 15th of December 16 so that people who do start now, can receive this financial support.
See the link below and don’t hesitate to contact them directly for more information.

Last but not least there are still places left for the one day Introduction to Art Therapy at the Byron Communtiy College this Saturday the 26the of Novemenber. Just call the College on 02 66843 374

Postcards From the Edge, a three week creative arts group

This is a 3 week creative arts group funded through The Buttery Bangalow and facilitated by Claudia Gyr/Creative Arts Therapist and first session co-facilitated with Jenni Cargill-Strong. Please note time has been changed to 12:30-15:30 pm

 

Intruduction to Art Therapy Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one day group has been running through the college for the last four years and offers an enjoyable day, connecting with each other, exploring and experiencing art therapy processes and learning about the many ways and areas it can be used in mental health and personal develpment.

Date of Workshop : Saturday 5th of December 10am -4pm

Place  :Mullumbimby , Byron Community College

If you are interested please get in touch with the college directly on

02 66843374

Facilitated by Claudia Gyr/ MA Creative Arts Therapy

 

Transformational Oracle Creation

Mullumbimby Art Therapy is offering a creative exploration Group for Women who have experienced Trauma and Domestic Violence.

The images produced will be  developed into a tarot card set and be part of an exhibition in November (if participants agree).

This is a strength based group focusing on our values and resources.

The group is focused on the enjoyment of being creative together amongst a support circle of women. This is an open group so  women can choose how many weeks they like to participate. An initial interview with the Women’s Resource Centre in Mullumbimby is required. Contact Neroli or Michelle on 02 66844299 or 0457864253

The group runs for four weeks, Fridays from the 17th of July to the 7th of August 10am-1pm and is held in Mullumbimby.

Facilitated by Claudia Gyr/MA Creative Arts Therapy

 

 

One Day Workshop about Cultivating your Compassiate Mind

The Power of Compassion: How to Manage Stress by Cultivating your Compassionate Mind

In 2 weeks time (June 19th), the University Centre for Rural Health North Coast is bringing Professor Paul Gilbert (UK)to Lismore run a one-day low-cost workshop for the general community, assisted by a friend of mine, James Benette-Levy.

Its a rare opportunity to see on the North Coast a founder of a significant psychotherapy (Compassion Focused Therapy). It’s possible that you at his evening talk 2 years ago when he drew 326 people to the Lismore Workers Club.

Next week, Paul is on a panel with the Dalai Lama at the Happiness and its Causes conference in Sydney. The North Coast workshops (there’s a 3 day workshop in Byron for therapists June 15-17 – see www.cbttraining.com.au) are his only other Australian events.

 If you want to see Paul’s Lismore evening talk from 2013, you can find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GKVMILwzdY
The Lismore 1 day workshop is filling fast. If you are thinking of coming, I’d strongly advise registering in the next week to secure a place. The application form is attached, or you can find this and more information at www.cbttraining.com.au
Thanks to the various sponsors (Lismore Council, North Coast Medicare Local, Northern Rivers Social Development Council, Lightn Up and ourselves), lunch is also included. Its purposely low-cost to open to the community at large as part of the Compassionate Lismore project, and  a great deal at $90, or $60 concession.
They are keen to make it so that not just health and community sector professionals, but also members of the general public are aware of the opportunity, so please do let friends and clients know, if you think its something that might be of value for them.

A Day of Art Therapy

This year I will run the popular ‘Intruduction to Art Therapy’ day again in Mullumbimby. The next workshop will happen on the Sunday the 29th of March 2015 10am-3:30pm with the wonderful support of the Byron Community College.

For enrolement please contact the College on 02 66843374

 

I don’t get to update my website regularly anymore but I like to refere you to my pinterest boards where I now pin interesting information in regards of art therapy and other interesting information. It is a quick and wonderful way of sharing information and ideas. So here is the link

https://www.pinterest.com/personalshrines/

And don’t hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions, through the contact form on this website.

Creative Arts Counselling with Children

Using creative means for expression is a really essential skill when working with children who often don’t find the words to express their feelings and emotions.

Below is some information about a great couple of training days up at the Sunshine coast on the 22. and 23. of November facilitated by one of my leturers when I studied Art Thearpy. If you are interested in learning more about Sandplay and the use of creative tools when counselling children, check out the link below.

2014 Creative Arts Counselling with Children