Groups

Family and Systemic Constellation Workshop

I am happy to offer family constellation days again at my studio near Mullumbimby.

We have been challenged with restrictions, isolation and different views during the pandemic which divided our families, friends and communities.
The floods followed, absolutely devastating, but it has been heart opening being part of rebuilding and experiencing our resilience and willingness to come together again as a community helping each other no matter what our opinions are. We learn that we as a community are greater than its separate parts as individuals.
I believe as we are facing further challenges through climate change and conflicts around the world we need to draw on our innate wisdom, knowing that we can only survive by connecting with each other.

Family and Systemic constellation groups are an invitation to embrace all views and ways of being and seeing the deeper contentedness with each other and the growing trust in a bigger field energy that supports us all..

It is knowing that we are all interconnected, that each individual healing is like dropping a pebble in a lake creating ripples which contribute to our ancestral and global healing so desperately needed.
With this in mind we contribute to everyone’s healing as we witness, represent or do our own constellation. We fundamentally all share the same wounding as human beings. The recognition of that opens us up to compassion and love.

For more information about Family and Systemic Constellations click here

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama

If this resonates with you I hope you can join me on:

Saturday 26th of November 9:30am-3:30pm
Contribution $80
Bring your own lunch.
Booking is essential 0421675474

Venue is 5 minutes outside of Mullumbimby. Exact address will be forwarded when you book.


Creative Arts Group

Reflect, Create and Connect

Come and spend a day to touch base with yourself through creativity and group support. Many people I talk to have been conditioned to think they are not creative or skilled enough to be so. These believes often date back to our childhood where we had negative messages given to us in this regard. Some of us have buried that creative spark somewhere deep inside since then. Most of us long to rediscover this part in some shape or form.

Here the good news! Absolutely no artistic skills are needed. You don’t need skills to be creative! Skills come to you naturally as you engage and find enjoyment in the process

What you do need is a curious open mind and a little courage and persistence to learn to move past the inner critic to free up your creative flow.

I offer a nonjudgmental environment where we can practice the art of creating with non-attachment to outcomes and the use of mistakes as spring boards to new discoveries.

The focus is on the process of creativity and self discovery and not on the end result.

The day will start with mindful grounding and followed by diving into your playful, creative process, prompted by loosening up exercises. We will include moments of reflections, which then will take you deeper into yourself and your painting process.

(Please note: This is not a therapy group but the process can bring up issues. So you do need to be in a stable life situation and have enough support to manage what may surface through these groups).

Saturdays 9:30am- 3:30pm. 

Cost: $95/ Cons. $85

Drawing Paper and glue’s, magazines, scissors provided. Bring your own acrylic paints and brushes (and special paper if you like).

(Open to expression of interest of once a month weekday group 10-1pm $55/Cons $45)

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Facilitator : Claudia Gyr

MA Cerative Arts Therapy

The creative process can be a truly healing experience as we learn to trust our intuition and follow our spontaneous expression. This translates into all areas of our lives.

Family Constellation Group

This work is based on the recognition that we all are part of a bigger field or force connecting us to each other and to our ancestors. It is also based on the recognition that there is an order in the system of where you belong and the responsibilities which come with that place.

Family Constellation work explores the systems we live in and the impact they have on our lives. It brings awareness to relational entanglements in intimate relationships, family, work place and to related health issues. This process supports experiential integration of unacknowledged parts of our systems and within ourselves which can lead to long lasting positive effects.

Family or Systems Constellation is not limited to explore family Systems but can be used to explore any life situation we like to find more clarity, integration and possible resolution.

Through directly experiencing the field energy in the group we learn to trust that all movement is essentially a movement towards healing and integration and that the power of intent, love, trust and curiosity is what supports this movement.

Here an explanation about the “Knowing Field” which we work with in family constellation and what Rubert Sheldrake calls the Morphic Field.

For information about group dates click below on news button.

To book text or call Claudia on 0421675474

Pottery Classes on Request

Come and join me to play with clay for a day. Together in a small group we will explore simple hand-building and surface decoration techniques using colored slips. This is an easy and fun way to open your creativity and achieve very beautiful results. I have an extensive collection of stamps and stencils to explore the endless possibilities this simple process offers. You will make 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates to take home and treasure. Successful results guaranteed. :-)

Studio is now fully air conditioned for a comfortable creative experience !

Testimonies:

“I had such a wonderful creative time under the skilled supervision of Claudia. Lovely energy amongst the participants. I ended up with 3 pieces that now reside on my hallway table. And I love them! Thank you Claudia for a very special morning spent in your incredible studio”.Laila Bell, Artist/Sculptor

“I enjoyed a couple of pottery classes with Claudia and loved every minute. Very well equipped studio, inspiring help and fabulous results even for me, an absolute beginner. I also found the size of the group just right. Claudia had time for every one Thank you shall be back ;)” Iris Detenhoff, ‘Moontime Diary’.

“Beautiful venue, wonderful teaching and demonstration, allowing lots of creativity.” Tara Cooper

‘Wonderful. Has such a thorough knowledge and very inspirational and holding great space to create. Thank you.” Ceara Kilgariff

“Fabulous-so much covered in 4 hours and super inspiring.” Wendy Kilgariff

10am to 1pm

Cost $75 (for group of 6)

(For smaller or bigger groups costing will be adjusted accordingly)

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

Firing cost is extra $8/kg. first firing. $12/kg glaze firing (minimum 1kg per firing).

Reservation is essential.

Open Studio Day every Tuesday and Wednesday 9am -3pm

For ceramic students who learned the basics and can work independently.
Use of studio space and all equipment and coloured slips $10/phr. and firing service cost as above.

(purchased in 3 hour vouchers which you can use as you please).

For other possible options using studio space (for individuals) contact Claudia

There is one pottery wheel so you need to book ahead of time

Also available :one on one Pottery wheel tuition with Claudia $90/hr or book 6 sessions (and get one free) for $450 This includes all materials/clay slips and glazes.  Firing cost as above.

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 :-)

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 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
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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

 

 

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.

Arts Therapy Group for Women who experienced trauma

I am running an other Art Therapy Group for women who have experienced trauma or domestic violence with the kind support of the Women’s Resource Service. 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 helps making new connections and provides women with an opportunity to step out of isolation and promote healing. 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 program includes four major components.

1. Learning simple mindfulness practices

2. Somatic body centered exercises

3. Education about the biology of trauma

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

What people have said about the last workshop:

“I have learned so much from our excellent tutor, Claudia. It is never too late to repair the damage done in our childhood , is something I have now learned through attending this great group of women.”

“It has supported me to move forward in my life by integrating many loose ends. Trough resolving ideas, thought patterns etc that I have outgrown or come to realise tha they don’t help and support me and installing new one’s that support growth.”

“Claudia is a very gentle, caring and insightful facilitator. She is kind, aware, hugely knowledgeable and has a very loving and healing energy. I feel very fotuneate to have attended this art therapy group. Thank you.”

“I was always too fearful of revisiting my childhood. Through the Art Therapy sessions I learned how to open that tightly closed box of a very frightening childhood.”

6 Week support group, starting 26th of February – 2nd of April 2014.

Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00noon


The group is facilitated by Qualified Arts Therapist Claudia Gyr and run at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. Please contact Michelle Walter to make a referral or women may contact the WRS directly on 6684 4299.

Art Therapy, An Introduction

This is the fourth year of running this popular one day workshop “An introduction to Art Therapy” at the Byron Community College.

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.

Course Name: ARTS THERAPY – AN INTRODUCTION

Course Code: 14WL011

Day: Sat

Date: 15/3/2014 to 15/3/2014

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Venue: MULLUM CAMPUS ROOM 3

For any questions you can contact me through the contact form.

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