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Arts Therapy- An Introduction

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This year the one day introduction course will run again through the Mullumbimby Community College. A popular and enjoyable day to get a taste of Arts Therapy.

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the principles of Arts Therapy and its uses in different contexts. We will engage in some simple examples of experiential, interactive processes to give you a little taste of different approaches in the field of Arts Therapy.

“This has given me such invaluable tools for my personal and professional life.”

Tertia Maynard

The dates and times are:

12WW014  Arts Therapy – An Introduction

3/11/2012 from  10:00 am and 3 pm

The course will be held at MULLUM CAMPUS

For bookings contact the college on 66 843374 or on line www.byroncollege.org.au

Images from the Red Tent Festival 2012

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These three canvases where painted by women at the red tent festival 2012. The theme of the painting was finding balance between mother earth and father sky, between  receiving and giving, listening and creating, connecting our left and right brain.

I prepared the canvases and provided an open table for anyone who wanted to stop for a moment and participate. It was an invitation to paint and connect with each. I asked women to add dotts of different colours with an open and curious mind, letting the images emerge. Due to it’s simple form of expression everyone felt able to participate.  Adding little dotts one at a time invites us to slow down finding  balance between relaxing and creating. This process invits to experience the theme of the painting.

Women expressed that the process had a meditative quality and they all enjoyed the process of slowing down.

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Nearby there was a basket weaving area which had a similar flavour to it….women gathering creating and connecting, something women have been doing for tousands of years.

The peace and connectedness was enjoyed by all women on that wonderful festival.

There were workshops on offer all day and stalls selling products and serives aimed to nurture and support mothers and women of all ages.

I also offered a three hour workshop on self nurture.  At the end each woman created a flower pedal to create one beautiful flower representing our time of nurture together.

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Women’s Resource Service/ 6wk Art Therapy

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The Women’s Resource Service is pleased to be able to offer the Art Therapy Group with Claudia Gyr (Leaney)  in term 3 for women who have experienced domestic violence or trauma in their lives.

The feedback from women who have attended this group has been overwhelmingly positive: “It has changed my life completely”….. “I was afraid and overwhelmed with negative emotions and now I feel positive, empowered and more able to cope”….. “Claudia uses her gifts and personal experience, understanding to guide you through a very powerful, healing and growing process that was so nurturing and empowering”

The group will run for 6 weeks on a Wednesday morning commencing Wednesday 23rd may.

If you know women who could benefit from this experience please contact Neroli or Kim at the Women’s Resource Service on 6684 4299 .

Regards

Neroli Jager

Women’s Resource Service

Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

PO Box 149 Mullumbimby 2482

Women’s Resource and Development Worker

Phone: 02 66844299

Mob.: 0457 864 253

Shrine Making Workshops May/June 2012

2 Day Shrine Making Workshops

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget or/and have difficulties to make space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from a pre cut cardboard template which is quick and easy to assemble. We use paint, collage, and found objects to decorate and embellish your sacred space.

We explore together colour, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice. These shrines can easily be repainted and redecorated again as your focus changes.

Comments from last 2 Day workshop:

“A fabulous creative workshop, mixed with the sacred and community in
a gorgeous outdoor setting. Relaxing, enriching, healing  ,inspiring,  joyful.
Claudia created something truly unique.”                                                                                                                                                                             Christabell Barney/ Art Therapist

“Claudia is an amazing person. I found Claudia to be very motivating, passionate and a great facilitator.”                                                                                                                    Maria Fernandes

“I would recommend the workshop to anyone as I came away more relaxed and focused than I have been in a very long time.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Richard

Sat/Sun 2 full days

Time 10:00 – 5:00

Place: 52 Robinsons Road, Mullumbimby (on a beautiful and peaceful property just 5 min. out of town.)

Investment for workshop is :

$ 185 / Concession $155

(Price includes one shrine template)

New! The open studio

The open studio is available for all shrine makers working in cardboard or in clay. This is an open space where you get inspired by others and get individual support from Claudia at whichever stage you are in your shrine making process.

Every Monday 10am- 1 pm / starting 24th of April

Bookings are essential as there are only 8 spaces available. Tea provided.

Place: Mullumbimby/ 52 Robinsons Road (on a beautiful and peaceful property just 5min. out of town.)

Investment: $35 / Consession $25

“I joined the open studio group this last week and felt so happy to be there. I felt like I gave myself a gift. Honoring my creativity, finishing my shrine which is symbolic in itself and having Claudia’s presence. She offers support if required, a wonderful range of art supplies but most importantly the space in which to simply show up and see what unfolds. A great way to start the week. Thank you.”                                                                             Kumari Ellis

Working in Clay

Claudia has 30 years of experience working with clay and has taught and inspired many students over the years. She completed her professional training as a ceramicist in Switzerland in 1980 and has since exhibited and sold her work in Australia, USA and Switzerland. Claudia is also a qualified Arts Therapist providing a well rounded, creative experience supporting personal developement and well-being.

You will learn all the different clay techniques needed to create a beautiful shrine for your home or garden which will last a life time.  A truly beautiful process. Claudia will also support other clay projects if you feel inspired to create something different.

Working with clay also every Monday morning at the open studio!

Full fee $ 35 / Concession $25

(plus cost of clay and firing for one shrine approx. $30)

One Day Shrine Making Workshop 2nd of June 2012

@ The Crystal Castle

A one Day Workshop using the beautiful template Claudia designed. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and crystals and visit the cafe. Indulge and make it a special day for you to enjoy and create your personal shrine. You will be guided with choosing color, symbols and imagery to make it uniquely yours so you can take it home with confidence and continue to embellish and decorate your own personal shrine as you like.

If you need more support after, that you can join us at the open studio day whenever it suits you!

To get more information and to book for the 1 Day workshop visit

http://shop.crystalcastle.com.au/products/Shrine-Making-Workshop-%252d-2nd-June.html

Shrine making workshops April/May

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People have created shrines for thousands of years to celebrate and honour connection to spirit, nature, significant people and important life events; in short, anything which holds meaning and deserves remembrance, such as:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • Love and Gratitude
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Healing and Wellbeing
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Relationships
  • Creative Visualisations

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget or/and have difficulties to make space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from a pre cut cardboard template which is quick and easy to assemble. We use paint, collage, and found objects to decorate and embellish your sacred space.

We explore together colour, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice. These shrines can easily be repainted and redecorated again as your focus changes.

New workshop dates for April/May

For images, inspirations and information visit:

www.personalshrines.com

You can also purchase an easy to ensemble shrine making kit and create a shrine by yourself at the above address.

A celebration of women 31th March 2012

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A DAY OF NURTURE FOR ALL WOMEN – The Red Tent Festival is a special day just for women to celebrate, reflect and nurture themselves. All girls and women from 12 years of age and onwards are warmly welcomed and babes in arms only.

Claudia is offering a three hour art therapy workshop on self nurture and connectedness. For more information about the one day festival visit

http://www.redtentfestival.com

New Dates for Shrine Making Workshops

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People have created shrines for thousands of years to celebrate and honour connection to spirit, nature, significant people and important life events; in short, anything which holds meaning and deserves remembrance, such as:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • Love and Gratitude
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Healing and Wellbeing
  • Birth
  • Death
  • Relationships
  • Creative Visualisations

Our lives have become so busy that we often forget or/and have difficulties to make space for what is meaningful in our lives.

In this workshop you get to explore what really matters to you whatever that may be and create your own personal shrine to bring that into focus.

You will learn how to create a beautiful shrine from a pre cut cardboard template which is quick and easy to assemble. We use paint, collage, and found objects to decorate and embellish your sacred space.

We explore together colour, symbols and imagery to enhance the meaning of you shrine. These processes are accompanied by group sharing’s and reflective self explorations.

Shrine building is a creative process which will inspire you, hopefully in an ongoing dialogue, to focus and remember and engage with your hearts voice. These shrines can easily be repainted and redecorated again as your focus changes.

Workshop Dates:

14th of March – 4th of April 2012

4 Wednesday Mornings

Time 9:30-1:00

Place: Mullumbimby (details will be forwarded)

or

17th/18th of March 2012

Sat/Sun 2 full days

Time 9:30 – 4:30

Place: Mullumbimby (details will be forwarded)

Investment for both workshops are :

$ 165 / Concession $145 (price includes one shrine and basic art materials)

Shrines in Clay 16th April-7th May 2012 Mullumbimby (more information on website below)

For more images, inspirations and to enrol for shrine making workshops visit www.personalshrines.com

You can also purchase an easy to ensemble shrine making kit and create a shrine by yourself at the above address.

Women’s Resource Service/ 6wk Art Therapy

Post from Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Center:

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The Women’s Resource Service and Art Therapist Claudia Gyr, will be offering this 6-week Art Therapy group for women who have experienced domestic violence or trauma in their lives.

About Claudia GyrClaudia Gyr (Leaney) is a leading Art Therapist in the area and has previously ran this group and received positive feedback and many of the women gained a lot of insights from the process.

Claudia holds a Masters in Creative Arts Therapy (Miecat) and has been trained in other therapy approaches like NLP, Gestalt, Kinesiology, Relationship Related Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing.

When:        Weekly Commencing Tuesday 28th February 10am – 1 pm

For 6 weeks until Tuesday 3rd April.

Where:      Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre

55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

RSVP:         contact Kim or Neroli to register on 6684 4299

“Creative Arts Therapy uses the therapeutic relationship and various expressive arts modalities to explore and share how we experience our lives. “

“Often when problems arise we can find ourselves in a stuck mental space and the issues surrounding the problem are vague and unclear. Expressing what we feel and experience through a visual representation of any kind, be it through movement, paint, crayon, clay, collage or just through imagination, brings more clarity to our inner explorations, making it more visible and tangible than only talking about our issues.” – Claudia Gyr

Please forward this information onto any services that may be interested.

www.mullumbimbyarttherapy.com

regards

Neroli Jager

Introduction to Arts Therapy

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This year the one day introduction course will run again through the Mullumbimby Community College. A popular and enjoyable day to get a taste of Arts Therapy.

Participants will gain a basic understanding of the principles of Arts Therapy and its uses in different contexts. We will engage in some simple examples of experiential, interactive processes to give you a little taste of different approaches in the field of Arts Therapy.

The dates and times are:

12WW011  Arts Therapy – An Introduction

24/3/2012 from  9:30 am and 3 pm

The course will be held at MULLUM CAMPUS ROOM 3

12WW012  Arts Therapy – An Introduction

16/6/2012 from 9:30 am and 3 pm

The course will be held at MULLUM CAMPUS ROOM 2

For bookings contact the college on 66 843374 or on line www.byroncollege.org.au

Launch of Northern Rivers Arts Health & Wellbeing!!

NORTHERN RIVERS
ARTS HEALTH & WELLBEING
Invitation…
Thursday 24th November 2011
5.30 – 7.30 pm
The Fountain Room
Lismore City Hall
RSVP: 22nd November
Contact: info@nrawh.net Website: www.nrahw.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/273399726022616/
• Guest speakers on the value of the arts
for health and wellbeing
• Performance and entertainment
• Art event: where you can get creatively involved
• Display of creativity from people using art
for health and wellbeing
• Refreshments and an opportunity to network
to the launch of this unique organisation
Connecting creativity and wellbeing in our community.