Expressive Arts Psychotherapist/Clinical Counsellor
M. Couns., Grad. Dip. Arts Psychotherapy, B.Mus.
PACFA Reg. (Clin) 22358.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by our covid-turbulent world?
Some issues of the heart are best explored without words.
Arts psychotherapy is a gentle yet powerful means to connect with self, express emotion, gain insight, solve problems and discover strategies in better handling life. In short, art reveals and heals.
You’re invited to attend 'Anxiety in Uncertain Times'
This is a 4-week Group Arts Psychotherapy course, for self-care, discovery and personal growth.
Without a doubt, the fall-out of the Covid19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on our mental health and wellbeing. While anxious feelings are a perfectly natural and understandable response, they do not feel good mentally, emotionally or physically and this can be tricky to navigate on a day to day basis. But we are not powerless. There are definite things we can do to help ourselves feel better, more settled and regulated, even on the most wobbly of days.
Through uniquely designed art therapy directives based on up-to-date neuro-physiology, this program will help you:
Explore the body/mind connection and its impact on your mental health.
Identify personal resources/strategies to help contain and stabilise big, runaway feelings.
Discover the wisdom of your body.
Restore a connection to ‘Self’.
Gain awareness of your personal neural response patterns to stress & overwhelm (triggers) and how to navigate beyond them.
Recognise biological cues, both in and around you, and ways to restore a calmer and more hopeful outlook.
Imagine finally understanding your anxiety!
The implications are a game-changer in terms of helping ourselves feel better.
The best part is, while some art materials will be used thought the sessions, NO ARTISTIC ABILITY or previous experience with art therapy is required.
When: Every Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30 pm, Feb 6 - 27, 2021
Where: Studio Yellow, Manly West (Full address is given after registration is complete).
Your investment: $355 includes all the materials and complimentary Tea/coffee. Early Bird rate, $325 (if you book before Dec 31, 2020)
How to Book: To ensure this program is right for you, bookings for this program can only be made by contacting Vicki. Please register your interest via email to Victoria Roubin firstname.lastname@example.org Numbers are strictly limited to 10.
‘There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen”. Rumi
BIO: Vicki Roubin is a trauma-informed Arts Psychotherapist who draws on expressive arts and somatic attunement to help people navigate their unique healing journey. It’s a subject dear to her heart and that of her award-winning memoir, Wobbly, published in 2009 which describes her own longstanding history with depression and anxiety and the self-discovered power of art therapy to bring about awareness and, ultimately, positive change. Vicki has a Bachelor of Music, a Post-graduate Diploma of Arts Psychotherapy, a Master of Counselling and is currently completing training in Somatic Experiencing™. Aside from a busy private practice, she is a sessional lecturer of post-grad students of counselling and is the Director of her group Arts Therapy Program called ArtFelt Conversations, launched in 2011.
“I have tried a few art classes since leaving school, but I loved that Studio Yellow is a small, intimate group with a really positive feel. The workshop I attended was a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to use my new skills at home and at work. Natalie has provided me with a certificate of participation, so I am able to claim 4 hours of Professional Development. I love my painting and had such fun today that I will definitely be back for another class.” Rachell P (Primary School Teacher)