Workshops

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.

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

 

Art 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.

LOCATION MULLUM CAMPUS ROOM 2

DATES/TIMES 02/11/2013  10: 00 AM to 3: 00 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

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”

Healing Early Childhood Wounds Workshop

Diane Poole-Heller is teaching in Sydney 16th-18th of August 2013.  In her words about the workshop:”Learn effective approaches to healing childhood wounds with essential body based tools that help clients enjoy fulfilling relationships”.

I can highly reckommend Diane Pooole-Hellers workshops for people interested learning more about childhood development, attachment styles and somatic experiencing. Her trainings are some of the best trainings I every attended and has influenced the way I work with people greatly.

She is also a very skilled presenter making the workshops engaging and very inspiring. For more information check out the link below.

http://dianepooleheller.com/workshops/dare-1/

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