Absolutely! During expressive art sessions we care about the process, and not the product. I would say that it is easier to do these sessions with people without any artistic experience because they have an easier time focusing on the creative process. Artists can be too critical of their creations and might try to focus on the product too much. What it comes down to is that you cannot create anything wrong during these sessions.
If you are still not convinced, I can offer you to try collage or clay exercises.
I will provide supplies for in-person sessions. If you are attending them online, most of the time all you'll need is drawing paper, watercolor paint, and a large brush.
They are very similar. The main difference is that I am not a U.S. certified therapist, therefore I cannot call it therapy. I have completed an art therapy course and an eco-art therapy course, but I do not have any psychological education. Technically, I will use art therapy techniques during my sessions, but I will not be able to treat serious mental conditions. My sessions are more of a supportive nature that help deal with daily stress. It is more like counseling and guiding. A client will draw/ paint/ create, and I will help interpret what was created by asking specific questions. Then, we decide where we need to go from there/ set goals.
It's when you use nature and art to affect positive change in the well-being of people. Being in the nature is therapeutic. Making art is therapeutic. Combine the two and you'll have a healing superpower. One of the eco art therapy exercise examples is creating a mandala outdoors using the natural resources you find, like pinecones, sand, rocks, etc. but doing this without "hurting" the nature and with its permission.
Yes. I want to reach and help as many suffering souls as I can, and the best way to do it is online.
Yes, I do :) Just let me know your preference.
I do not have a studio just yet. I offer art healing online or at my house. If you prefer, I can come to your home with all the supplies, but there are criteria that need to be met for a location to ensure effective healing sessions, such as a place with no distractions. For group sessions, I would rent a space. I'd like to be as flexible as possible to make sure everyone is comfortable.