Working with teenagers
In early 2023 I designed a 6 week Art Therapy course for a small group of young people. (The themes can be read below from left to right). We began by discussing what wellbeing is, then I invited them to create an image expressing what wellbeing was to them.
The second week we focused in on anxiety, as it is so prevalent and created an "anxiety creature" in a three person group process. Each person drew parts of the creature, exploring anxiety's sensations, and its' triggers, in order to externalise and 'normalise' it.
Other processes explored the heart brain connection, breath work, mindful drawing and personal strengths.