Groups

Art Therapy for Cancer patients and their carers

 

The groups are run every Wednesday 1-3pm

Near the Lismore base Hospital at “Our House” Communal Lounge

Starting 17th of April- 26th of June for bookings call 66 294350

(The days will be run by different art therapists and Claudia will run the group on the 19th of June)

 these sessions are funded by the Cancer Council NSW

  • No Costs involved, materials provided
  • Working with Water Colour, Clay, Paint, Collage and much more,
  • Meet People with shared experiences
  • Express yourself, Take time Out
  • Come for an Art Session or a chat and a cuppa

Art Therapy for women who have experienced domestic violence and trauma

I am pleased to let you know that I am offering an other Art Therapy Group

through the Women’s Resource Service in Mullumbimby

 

When:       Weekly Commencing Wednesday 1st May  10am – 1 pm

                   For 7 weeks until Wednesday 12th June.

 

Where:      Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre

                   55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

                  

RSVP:       contact Neroli to arrange a pre-group interview session

on 6684 4299

 

“These groups focus on connecting participants with their outer and inner resources and strength. We all tend to focus on the problem and often overlook resources already present. The groups are experiential and educational giving women the understanding and tools to establish a sense of control and stability which are fundamental for trauma resolution. The group-processes also assist women to move from isolation to new connections with other women to promote healing.” Claudia Gyr.

 

The program includes five major components.

1. Learning simple mindfulness practices

2. Somatic body centered exercises

3. Education about the biology of trauma

4. Listening skills and group sharing’s

5. Creative arts process to ground experiences and encourage further insights.

 

These processes are supported in a non-judgmental environment respecting each person’s pace and ability. This workshop prepares people to be better resourced to process trauma in therapy but is not a psychotherapy group.  It is important that participants will have an initial interview session at the Women’s Resource Service to assess suitability.

Testimonies:

 “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”

PERSONAL SHRINE MAKING WORKSHOP

 

Explore the many ways in which you can create a beautiful, personal home shrine from a pre cut template which is quick and easy to assemble. We will play with paint, different textures, papers, stencils stamps and embellish it with things that touch your heart. A wonderful opportunity to engage in a beautiful creative process in a supportive environment.

LOCATION MULLUM ART ROOM IN LANEWAY BEHIND CAMPUS

DATES/TIMES 15/06/2013 – 22/06/2013 9: 0 AM to 4: 0 PM

SESSIONS 2 DAY OF WEEK: Sat

For bookings call Byron Community College at Phone: 02 6684 3374
or Fax: 02 6684 3115 or
Email:  admin@byroncollege.org.au

ARTS THERAPY – AN INTRODUCTION

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. Additional materials fee of $5.

LOCATION MULLUM CAMPUS ROOM 2

DATES/TIMES 23/03/2013 – 23/03/2013 10: 0 AM to 3: 0 PM

SESSIONS 1 DAY OF WEEK: Sat

For bookings call Byron Community College at Phone: 02 6684 3374
or Fax: 02 6684 3115 or
Email:  admin@byroncollege.org.au

 

A Healing Journey exploring Shrine Making

For more information on Shrine Making visit www.personalshrines.com

Support groups for women who experienced trauma

Resource-oriented,  Body-centered Art Therapy

These groups focus on connecting participants with their outer and inner resources and strength. We all tend to focus on the problem and often overlook resources already present. The groups are experiential and educational giving women the understanding and tools to establish a sense of control and stability which are fundamental for trauma resolution. The group-processes also assist women to move from isolation to new connections with other women to promote healing.

Testimonies:

 “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”

“It has changed my life completely”…..

The program consists of:

  1. Learning simple mindfulness practices
  2. Somatic body centered exercises
  3. Education about the biology of trauma
  4. Inner child connection/healing
  5. Boundary explorations
  6. Creative arts process to ground experiences and encourage further insights.

 These processes are supported in a non-judgmental environment respecting each person’s pace and ability.

It is important that participants will have an initial interview session to assess suitability or are referred by a mental health care worker.

 As the program is structured to gradually increase skills and awareness it is important that participants can commit to all sessions.

Facilitator:

Claudia M.Gyr

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

 At present these groups are run and funded through the kind support of the Women’s Resource Service , Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.

Mullumbimby Art Therapy is looking for other organisations and sponsors who also like to support these groups. Claudia is happy to travel to your location and tailor the groups to your needs.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for further information. Ph 02 66846543 or email through the contact page


6 wk Shrine Making Workshop in Byron

6 week Shrine Making Workshop at Still@theCentre in Byron

In this workhsop you will have time to explore the many ways in which you can create your shrine.  Play with different textures, papers and templates and embellish it with things that touch your heart. A wonderful opportunity to take your time and enjoy the process. (You can also come for single sessions to suit your needs).

For more information and booking visit http://the-centre.com.au/?page_id=42

Women’s Resource Service/ 7wk Art Therapy

The Women’s Resource Service will be offering another Art Therapy Group for women who have experienced trauma or domestic violence. This group has had overwhelmingly positive feedback from women who have been able to feel more confident, better able to cope with their fears, anxiety and stress. The’ group’ also provides women with an opportunity to be not so isolated and to make connections with other women to promote healing.

When:     Weekly Commencing Tuesday 14th August  9.30am – 1 pm

                   For 7 weeks until Tuesday 25th September.

 

Where:      Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre

                   55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby

                  

RSVP:         contact Neroli to register on 6684 4299

 

 

 

 

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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