Symbols for Wellbeing
To allow participants a space to connect with, identify and reflect on their personal symbols.
To create a safe space for exploration
To identify judgements that may be present around what “art” is, and introduce art therapy as exploring rather than outcome.
To connect with their own symbols using pastels and collage
To create something as a reminder for their own symbols
To show how symbols can be used as a tool for wellbeing
A large quiet and uniterrupted private space, tables and chairs, access to a sink after the workshop, a sound system or speaker
The room will need to be accessed 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the workshop.
Participants are asked to bring a personal symbol or item that is important to them. This could be a photo, a trinket or anything significant to them as a person.
One staff member is asked to be present during the session. Confidentiality is set up between the participants, and facilitation will be tailored to the group context. If any issues arise, the group will be facilitated to contain the experience and provide safety. The staff member present will be required to follow up with the relevant participants, and manage any referrals as required.