‘Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing. To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual arts, movement, sound…  This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity.’

Natalie Rogers, PhD, REAT

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a playful path to wellbeing that requires no art experience! The emphasis is on free expression rather than making a technically accurate end product. The Initiatic Art Therapy Julie offers uses traditional visual art materials such as pastels, crayons, pencils, paint and collage to awaken and express inner perceptions that encourage personal empowerment and self-healing. Julie incorporates sensorimotor techniques such as Guided Drawing which, similar to yoga, heightens body awareness and encourages energy to flow more freely around the body, increasing health and wellbeing.

Sessions for both children and adults are available at The Blue Shed in Goondiwindi by appointment. Also if you are interested in classes or workshops at the blue shed during the school term or school holidays for you and/or your child to experience the therapeutic benefits of creating art, playing with colour and expressing creativity, please email Julie.

‘Sensorimotor art therapy encourages the awareness of innate motor impulses in the muscles and viscera, also of heart-rate and breath. The expression of these motor impulses followed by their perception through the senses, allows the development of new neurological pathways that can bypass traumatic memories; such an approach is capable of restoring wholeness and wellbeing.’