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22 Nov 2011 | Book Launch – Ian Siddons Heginworth

Environmental Arts Therapist Ian Siddons Heginworth will be visiting the London Art Therapy Centre to talk about his work in Devon and his innovative approach to working with the arts, mental health and our relationship with nature.

Book Presentation Event: Tuesday evening 5 – 7pm  22nd November 2011

An Environmental Arts Therapy Workshop with Ian is planned for a Saturday (March 2012) at the Centre.

For more information about Ian’s practice and further information about “Environmental Arts Therapy and the Tree of Life” Contact Ian:

To reserve a space at the book signing event please contact the London Art Therapy Centre at

All one day workshop fees are: £90 full employed; £75 part-employed; £55 Students.

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Environmental Arts Therapy and the Tree of LifeEnvironmental Arts Therapy and the Tree of Life guides us through the Celtic calendar to explore the relationship between the feeling experience of the human heart and the turning year. Practical, poetic, innovative and magical, it invites us to make environmental art and ritual a vital and healing part of our lives once again and teaches us how to take the personal issues that bind and oppress us out into Nature where they can be met, confronted and transformed.

This book contains a gentle yet powerful transformative wisdom informed by the authors’ impressive knowledge of ancient lore, nature and the human condition. “A fascinating and enlightening read even for the well informed.” Joe Salmon, Director, Tai Chi Nation

This is a book about the human heart and its deep and enduring connection to Nature and her cycles. It is the result of over twenty years working as an environmental arts therapist in therapeutic woodlands around Devon, England. It became apparent that the same metaphors were emerging spontaneously in people’s work at particular times of the year and that the Celtic Ogham tree calendar served as an indigenous system of reference for this. I ran an environmental arts therapy course called “The circle of trees” for many years before deciding to put all that I have learned into this book.

Ian Siddons HeginworthIan Siddons Heginworth lives with his wife and children in Exeter, Devon. He is a leading practitioner, innovator and teacher of environmental arts therapy, a practical ecopsychology that uses the locations, themes, cycles and materials of Nature as its therapeutic media. He is a drama therapist registered with the U.K. Health Professions Council and has an Mphil in drama. He is employed by Devon Partnership Trust as a specialist practitioner, running the Wild Things project, which combines environmental arts therapy with outward bound activities, for mental health service users in Exeter. He is also employed as a lecturer and workshop leader on the Exeter based M.A. in drama therapy course. As the founder of Dreamtime Theatre he has led many large community arts workshops, performances and rituals in outdoor locations throughout the U.K and in the U.S. He has worked as a therapist for over twenty years and runs a private practice as an environmental arts therapist in therapeutic woodland around Exeter.

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