2020 workshop schedule dates summery;  

March - 20th ,21st ,22nd -  Integrating the Arts of Storytelling With Expressive Arts Therapy

May - 15th ,16th ,17th - Integrating Intermodal Arts and Photography With Expressive Arts Therapy.

September - 25th ,26th ,27th - Integrating Arts and Nature With Expressive Arts Therapy.

Expressive Arts Ireland presents three upcoming weekend workshops. The workshops are both introductions to Expressive Arts Therapy, each with an emphasis on a unique therapeutic modality, while engaging with multiple art forms.

 

First workshop, taking place on the third weekend of March: Integrating the Arts of Storytelling With Expressive Arts Therapy

 

Second workshop, taking place on the second weekend of May: Integrating Intermodal Arts and Photography With Expressive Arts Therapy.

Third workshop, taking place on the last weekend of September: Integrating Arts and Nature With Expressive Arts Therapy.

 

Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the weekends.

 

Expressive Arts Workshops are designed to help people grow both professionally and personally. You can develop and expand your working skills to include the principles and practice of Expressive arts. The workshops that we offer will support professionals to engage with the principles and practice drawn from core literature in the field of Intermodal Expressive Arts, as used in therapy, coaching, education and social change.

 

Expressive Arts Therapy is founded on the premise that everyone is capable of making meaningful art and that the process and/or product is always helpful to the client.

 

Therefore, we embody a low skill, high sensitivity approach. We are not technique oriented, but rather gear all our groups and sessions so that any person, regardless of their artistic talent or previous experience, can enter into the process.

We guide the client into their senses and their sensitivity to create work. We look together observantly at what has been created without critique or judgment. There can often be educational or instructional components to the art making that are naturally imbedded within the session.

 

The therapeutic impact of Expressive Arts Therapy is working through the various arts such as: Visual art, Drama, Storytelling, Music, Voice, Movement, Clay, Nature and more...

 

There is no need of previous experience in art making.

 

Expressive Arts workshops are open for self development and professional developmet for professions such as, social workers, therapists, teachers, artists, students, youth workers and all those that have a wish to engage with the process of Expressive Arts Therapy.

 

Participants will receive in the end of the course a Certificate of Attendance.

 

Integrating the Arts of Storytelling In Expressive Arts Therapy.

 

Expressive Arts Introduction course with focus on Storytelling as a modality.

Continuing Professional Development

March 20th ,21st ,22nd 

Integrating Intermodal Arts and Photography With Expressive Arts Therapy.

 

Expressive Arts Introduction course with focus on Intermodal Photography as a modality.

Continuing Professional Development

May 15th ,16th ,17th

Integrating Arts and Nature With Expressive Arts Therapy.

Expressive Arts Introduction course with focus on Eco Therapy and Nature as a modality.

Continuing Professional Development

September 25th ,26th ,27th

 

Workshop Times:

Friday : 19.00- 21.30

Saturday: 10.00 - 16.00

Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00

The weekend workshop will be held in Kilkenny, Ireland.

 

Fee for each workshop: €250.

Both workshops can be booked together at a reduced fee of €450.

All workshop can be booked together at a reduced fee of 650

 

For more information about our workshops please have a look at our website and Facebook.

 

To register and for any enquiries please email us.

 

Website: expressiveartsireland.com

Facebook: Expressive art Ireland

Email:expressiveartsireland@gmail.com

 

Expressive Arts Ireland Workshops

 

Each workshop will introduce the participants to the Expressive arts method and philosophy. Each weekend will explore a different theme so it is possible and encouraged to come to more then one weekend.  


If you are interested in joining any of the workshop please email us at Expressiveartsireland@gmail.com. 
You are welcome to share the information. 

Expressive Arts emphasizes the value of artistic expression and the creation of art-works as a means towards an alternative experience of the world. This experience can enlarge the field of play for those who find themselves stuck in difficult situations. The approach focuses on inner resources and an ability to find solutions to problems by engaging in the arts.

 

The group will explore work within the different mediums of art: visual art, drama, storytelling, movement, clay, nature, music, voice, etc. By working across art disciplines, we access the multi-sensory potential of imagination. Each art form has a different gift to offer. 

This workshop is beneficial for those working in the caring professions (i.e. social workers, teachers, youth workers, and therapists) as well as for personal developement. It will highlight the role of expressive arts when working with adults, children, adolescents and communities.

 

Expressive arts is a way of using the arts to help people with a variety of challenges; whether they be psychological, emotional, behavioural, or associated with life traumas, relationships or transitions. 

 

The workshops will be a space to develop group work and to gain more experience in the various mediums of art. 

For those who wish to do so, there will be the opportunity to bring cases from their professional fields.

 

All levels of experience are welcome: the diversity of the group will be a resources. The workshops will be tailored to the needs of the participants.

 

As part of the session we will reflect on both the experience itself, and on the art work that have emerged.

 

It is not necessary to have any prior experience in the arts; this workshop is not about learning the skill of the medium, but about learning the skill of the process itself.

Expressive Arts workshops are open for self development and professional developmet for professions such as, social workers, therapists, teachers, artists, students, youth workers and all those that have a wish to engage with the process of Expressive Arts Therapy.

 

Introduction to the therapeutic power of expressive arts, premoting personal growth and healing in a safe, creative environment in which we can explore and expand our sense of self, making sense of the challenges we face.

What will the workshop and the sessions involve?  

Experiences in Visual Arts, Drama, Storytelling, Music, Voice, Movement, Clay, Nature, and more.

 

Expression, Imagination, Play, Creativity, Active Participation, Mind and Body Connection.

 

Encouragement to explore how different dimensions of artistic action can connect to your own work and life.

 

The workshop will teach the basic principles and practice drawn from core literature in the field of intermodal expressive arts as used in therapy, coaching, education and social change.

What are some other benefits of the workshop sessions?

They are designed to help people and professionals to grow and become empowered.

 

They help you develop your own creative potential by encouraging you to engage in ongoing artistic practice.

Basic principles of the sessions:

We are all creative beings. Each person is unique and talented. 

 

There is no need for background in the arts, only a wish to use all of your senses. You are the expert of your own artwork. There is no judgment of good or bad, and no comparison; only our unique natural expression is needed.

 

Through the arts we reach moments of authenticity. The practice of art enables us to tap into ancient wisdom allowing us to be spontaneous, and to discover the wonders of life.

Using Expressive Arts as a means of self-exploration, you will gain insight into your own inner resources, your strengths in handling difficulty, and your personal truths for living. This will be specifically explored through the questions: “what is ‘being resilient’ for me?, and how can this be applied to certain areas of my life?”

A testimonial from a participate of the introduction workshop 

‘’I would recommend Expressive Arts Therapy Ireland to anyone who wishes to deepen their connection to their own creativity and wants to do so in a space that is full of love and permission. 

I would also encourage therapists of all styles to try this workshop and see and feel for themselves the therapeutic power of the creative process.’’

Stephanie O’Connor- Eating Disorder Specialist and Retreat Facilitator.

Weekend Workshops:

This workshop will be a space to create and explore the arts in a non-judgmental environment for self development and professional development. Both new comers and people that had attended a workshop of ours at the past are welcome to attend. 

We believe that healing can come through the processes of art making. Human beings are creative beings; we can shape and make our own existence. In this workshop you will be invited to use all your senses, working with movement, clay, painting, poetry, story-telling, music and sound. 

 

We will discuss the theory of expressive arts therapy, exploring both the concepts and methodology.

 

Through working with the arts we gain a new perspective and access to our own resources.

A shift in our awareness can create a shift in our life.   

 

Each day we will have two three hour sessions divided by a lunch break. In each session we will move from one medium to another. 

By working across art disciplines, we access the multi-sensory potential of imagination. Each art form has a different gift to offer. 

 

It is not necessary to have any prior experience in the arts; this workshop is not about learning the skill of the medium 

it’s about learning the skill of the process itself. 

 

 

Venue:

Dublin/Kilkenny

Spaces are limited with only 14 available, so please book in advance to ensure your place at the workshop. 

 

What to bring:

Notebook, Comfortable clothes to move in and for art making and food to share for lunch and tea break.

 

Taught by a team comprised of graduates of the masters and CAGS at the expressive arts program in the European Graduate School- Switzerland. 

Testimonials:  

'I honestly didn't know what to expect from the 2 days but I definitely hadn't expected it to be such a moving experience. I enjoy art but don't feel totally comfortable with other mediums such as drama, dance and story-telling but the facilitors presented every aspect of the course in such a safe non-judgemental manner that I never felt that I needed to do something the right way, only whatever way felt right for me. I had such a wonderful experience and left with the feeling that I had learned a new skill but also a new way of communicating with others and with myself. I actually would recommend this workshop to everyone, if you want to learn a new skill to use professionally (I'm a social worker), if you want to experience a new way to heal some old wounds or if you just want a weekend filled with fun, joy and laughter!' Sorcha Walsh Social Worker Dublin. 

'When Expressive Arts Ireland is at work, a new world is created that has not existed before, into which participants are drawn, seamlessly, gently and with great loving care. Its members are so professional and talented at what they do that they make group creation look like child's play. They make it look like anybody could do it! 

There is an integrity about handling the hurts and worries of people who come for healing through creative therapies. A sensitive knowing of how to move forward, when to move forward and when to hold back and when to simply bear witness and let the emotions come, as they will. Expressive Arts Ireland knows!'  Orfhlaith Ramsey Strategic Development Advisor on Participative Engagement Waterford. 

'What I enjoyed was the freedom and gentleness given to NOT have to be good, or artistic or to achieve anything artistic. I also formed friendships, had fun and learned some new approaches for working with groups. Most of all it strengthened my trust in myself. It was amazing doing it with 3 generations of women in my family. ' Kathryn Mc Cabe Facilitator Educator Sligo.