Little Seeds Big Trees
Art Therapy For Kids
Based in Caulfield, Melbourne VIC
Art Therapy/Creative Expression uses creativity as a means of self-expression and healing.
Art Therapy as opposed to a regular art class, requires NO artistic skill as the focus is on the creative process rather than the end product.
Art Therapy/Creative Expression can…
Encourage children to access their creativity
Facilitate the exploration of feelings
Develop skills in self directed activity
Improve focus and concentration
Increase self esteem and confidence
Encourage interaction and communication
Provide a range of creative activities to stimulate visual, aural, kinaesthetic for tactile learners
Create a safe environment for self- exploration and expression
Be a fun and enjoyable way for children to play and express themselves
" Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
... also offers
Sandplay therapy involves “free expression, free creation within a safe boundary.” Sandplay is sometimes described as an x-ray of the psyche. We begin with an empty sandtray and as the session evolves, figurines are placed inside the tray; they can be moved, altered, changed at any time. These figurines help symbolize certain aspects of the child’s internal and external world.
Instead of focusing on immediate behavioral problems or emotional disturbances, creating in the sand allows the unconscious to be projected onto the symbols. Trusting this concept; that what ever needs to be addressed will be reflected inside the sandtray. These symbols then provide spontaneous room for problem solving and behavioral transformations. The act of imaginary play and the excitement of being able to choose any of the magical figurines, all which are at the child's disposal, builds a sense of freedom making it possible for them to feel more at ease, enabling open communication and healing.