Healing Through Art
Art is experiential – it is a “doing process.” It is also very personal. Creating art is a journey of personal expression and self-awareness. Using art to express what is inside of ourselves is a powerful means of easing pain, both physical and psychic, and of better tapping into the power of self-awareness to heal.
As recognition has grown for the power of self-expression to aid in the healing journey, the Institute has created a fully online, instructor-led course to provide individuals with the skills needed to help others use the power of art in their own healing journey.
Healing Through Art provides participants with an understanding of why visual arts are so powerful in healing, and how to facilitate others in exploring, through their own art and self-interpretation, that which can strengthen and speed healing, and that which may stand in the way. Not art therapy training, this course is designed to help participants create a safe and open framework for others to express themselves.
What You’ll Learn
This six week course will take you through topics to equip you to conduct and facilitate a Healing through Art program. In this course, you’ll first be led through your own art healing experience, then you’ll gain tools for working with others on their journey.
In addition to providing information including tools, readings, video clips, and Internet links, this training program will lead you through a number of experiential activities that will give you a better understanding of how the healing process through art can be facilitated by the freedom of art. You will also create and facilitate an art experience within the course, and be given resources to guide a healing art experience for an individual or small group of your own.
What You’ll Need
- Art journal: This should be a large notebook that has unlined paper in it
- Paper 14X17 (heavy drawing paper or water color paper)
- Access to an assortment of art medium such as: watercolors and brushes, pastels, colored markers and collage materials
Completion and Refunds
In order to complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, participate in weekly assignments, correctly answer quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation.