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
    freely

 

" Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso

 

Little Seeds Big Trees

... also offers

Sandplay Therapy! 

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.

"Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain." - Dora Kalff