Reveal your true self to yourself through creative expression , communication and awareness coaching

Welcome to 

My-Art Th​erapy

Drawing on the transpersonal paradigm, My-Art Therapy focuses on Self-expression and Communication and Self-awareness raising. Both face-to-face and online sessions and workshops are available for professional people, for NDIS participants and fo​r anyone else who wants to better understand him- or herself, and for anyone who wants to improve his or her personal and professional life.​ 


About Art Therapy:

In general, art therapy is less threatening, less confrontational than traditional talk therapy. You can express your emotions easily and safely; only you know what you express in the artwork. It allows you to feel your emotions at a deeper level in the kinesthetic experience of art making; it allows you to express and communicate what is felt inside out. After having made the artwork, the art therapist asks you questions about the artwork in which you have expressed your issue. The questions are not directed at you. So you can more objectively and safely look at your issue, together with the art therapist. The artwork remains the object of conversation and you talk about the product you have created. In the process, you get the recognitions and you raise your self-awareness. 

The art therapist also encourages you to see the artwork from different angles, which allows you to see your story from different sides. Both 2-dimensional (e.g. painting, drawing) and 3-dimensional mediums (e.g. sandtray, sculptures) are used in the process.


What you bring to the table:

Your commitment to gain insight into an issue and come to a resolve through the use of expression and communication mediums, your involvement in the work, a quiet and safe space to work in, and at least an hour of your time. Art therapy is perfect for people who want to delve deeper into their felt experiences and see different sides to their own story in a completely safe space. Art therapy takes place in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or other venues of your preference. It is suitable for self-and plan-managed NDIS participants, parents, professionals and frontline workers. Corporate bookings are also welcome.


The Self-awareness workshops and one-on-one sessions are informed by the work of Maori pragmatic philosopher and wiseman, Dave Ormsby Green who was my teacher for 14 years.

TESTIMO​NIALS

It gave me a terrific lift and a reassuring self-confidence boost. I lov​ed the sculpture I made; it is so representative of me and reminded me of my resilience. I have it on my work desk and consider it a personal treasure.

C., QLD

I absolutely loved this work in its entirety, even when I felt terribly vulnerable and challenged. The ability of the therapist (José) to subtly guide me to discover, challenge and recover things about myself, my inner thoughts and beliefs systems is so admirable. Then to be able to recognise strength amidst the chaos or inner resilience is a game changer for me !

K., QLD

Thank you so much for the morning Jose, my team enjoyed the art therapy workshop immensely and the staff have all said positive things about the activities, the reflections offered and your facilitation. It was a great finish to a big year but the start hopefully of a better 2021.

Community organisation manager, QLD