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We will work together on negativity to increase your confidence, raise your self-esteem and combat shyness

Art Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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An excellent reason to combine Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Art Therapy for wellbeing is that it can achieve results in a relatively short period of time, and, unlike medication, the results last long after therapy concludes.

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Art Therapy

This is not about making you an artist or bringing out the artist in you.

We use “art” as a tool or a key to counteract the pressures of modern life.

In our every-day lives, we’re constantly bombarded with many varying ideas about who others think we should be. Magazines tell us how we should look and act to such a degree that we often lose sight of who we truly are.

Everybody struggles with self-acceptance once in a while, and we need to remind ourselves who we really are and to love who we’ve become.

My art therapy exercises will help “foster higher self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress. 

Many of us struggle with anxiety surrounding our thoughts, our feelings, or events that we cannot or do not wish to speak about.
Art therapy helps us express ourselves in a safe manner. Through careful thoughtful exercises and with my guidance, individuals with anxiety can learn how to express their feelings in a creative, constructive, non-evaluative manner. Creative self-expression will help you to connect with experiences and emotions in a healthy, rewarding and positive way, by encouraging self-expression.

When we engage in creative activities, we can discover new aspects of ourselves that we just weren’t aware of before. This phenomenon has special clarity when experienced within the context of an art therapy session. By way of meditative, expressive, and idiosyncratic exercises (drawing with the non-dominant hand), you will gain an increased sense of self-awareness. It’s much easier to understand and identify with feelings and experiences that exist below the surface of our conscious minds when we focus fully on a creative activity.
My Art therapy activities are meditative, quiet, and calming, which helps to soothe the symptoms of stress, nervousness, and irritability.

A calm mind is better able to process and control negative emotions and experiences. Health professionals have found that Art Therapy is helpful for resolving even deep inner conflicts through meaningful periods of calmness. Over time, these experiences will help you to feel more peaceful in general throughout your daily life.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapeutic treatment that can help many people understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviour. CBT is commonly recognised to be used to treat a wide range of people problems, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is generally short-term and is focused on helping people deal with very specific problems. During the course, you will learn how to identify and change destructive thought patterns that have a negative influence on your behaviour and emotions.

The underlying concept behind my therapy workshops are that your thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in your behaviour. My goal during the cognitive behaviour therapy workshop is to teach you that while you cannot control every aspect of the world all around you, you can, however, take control of how you interpret and therefore deal with things in your own environment.

It is important to recognise that my Cognitive Behaviour Therapy workshops do not involve identifying the root cause of these thought patterns. When linked with Art Therapy it is focused on using a wide range of strategies to help clients overcome these thoughts.
One of the focuses of cognitive behavioural therapy is on altering the process of “automatic negative thoughts” that contribute to and therefore increase emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety, including lack of confidence. These negative thoughts, that just spring forward spontaneously without us noticing, are often automatically accepted as true and negatively influence our mood.

People often experience thoughts or feelings that reinforce or compound their negative beliefs. In order to combat these destructive thoughts and behaviours, I begin by helping you to identify these negative beliefs. This analysis is important for understanding how thoughts, feelings, and situations can contribute to maladaptive behaviour.

The second stage focuses on the actual behaviours contributing to the problem. You begin to learn and practice new skills that can then be put in to use in real-world situations.
This process, when combined with the art therapy exercises, creates an easy-going thought chain which will become automatically positive in your daily life.

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