arts for healthJane Knott
About arts for health
If you consider for a moment a time you have felt the effect of a certain colour on you, you are coming close to understanding how colour and also line, form, light and darkness have their own characteristics and can bring our feelings to us, affect our mood, constitution, sense of balance and emotional life.
Painting, drawing, working with clay, collage or crayon whilst engaged in a process of art making assist one to explore one’s inner world, at times when words may not be enough and come later. Artistic skills are neither expected or needed in this, subject matter may arise from exploring the materials, or be chosen or given from within the rhythms of the cycles of nature, a fairytale, a poem, a metamorphic sequence or focus on an aspect from one’s biography.
The uniqueness of your journey will be respected in a safe, facilitating environment for working creatively with life experiences and conditions such as enduring illness, depression, addiction, palliative care, or a stage in life involving transition. Developing one’s creativity and imagination can bring about renewed confidence, an active participation in one’s own healing process and restore a sense of meaning and wellbeing.
In addition to seeing clients privately, Jane runs “Breaking Light” workshops at the Natural Therapy Centre, a shared studio space for small groups in a confidential setting, exploring individual artwork (painting, drawing, mixed media, egg tempera and gilding). These are held on specific Monday mornings.
Conditions i have treated
- Life transitions (4yrs old -90’s)
- eating disorders
- motor neurons disease
- palliative care
- learning disabilities
- arthritis and M.E..
I am a C.A.H.S.C. (Council for Anthroposophical Health and Social Care) Registered Therapeutic Arts Practitioner. I hold a B.A. Hons degree in Painting and Sculpture, a certificate in Steiner Education and a Post Graduate training in Anthroposophical Therapeutic Arts (membership City & Guilds Arts Therapy) I have a life-long passion for creativity and education which has invited and lit my way forward in my own struggles and challenges in life, promoting and celebrating self-discovery, meaning and ultimately, self-acceptance.
Cost: £36.00 hour
(longer meetings by arrangement and cost for these is negotiated)
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