ART for Soothing & Strengthening. What’s on in October and November,

Download the attached flyer to get all the details, including booking information about what’s available in September.  I welcome your enquiries and working with you to develop a program that will meet your news.

Download a PDF version here.   October newsletter.  (Links on the jpeg version won’t work for bookings)

 

A woman who experienced trauma, as well as physical injury, made this beautiful jug.   She had never done art before and has found it relaxes her and profoundly reduces her anxiety and dissociation.   She has told me that the various clays, from very soft to very gritty, help keep her in “the here and now” as well as feel wonderful to touch.

 

The studio is ever changing as new works emerge and new people join in.   This is me, with my sculptures behind.

Over the years I have witnessed how assistance dogs benefit their owners who have complex PTSD.   This little fellow joins us each week as he is learning to be an assistance dog;  he helps his owner feel comfortable and secure.  In a few short months he has gone from being an exuberant puppy to being a trusted companion.   I believe that after many many years of study and advocating, these ways of assisting recovery and good mental  and physical health, such as art, music, animals, are finally being recognised for the immense value they have.

 

 

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