Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Group with Sally Skaife
This ongoing weekly group analytically-based art psychotherapy group works with the following principles:
Through the manipulation of art materials and play with them, we can find our feelings, gather our thoughts and communicate to others in the group. This may be through the artwork or through words. As this is happening, the group is building trust so that more and more can be shared in it through both art making and talking. Group members will seek to understand each other, which may not be easy due to varying life circumstances that belong to past and present. Relations outside the group will inevitably influence relationships within the group enabling them to be explored to give the opportunity for trying out different ways of dealing with problems.
The group will be suitable for those suffering from depression, anxiety, past abuse, trauma or loss, problems with food and relationship problems. It will also be suitable for those wanting to have an experience of participating in an art therapy group, and as personal therapy for art therapy trainees.
Sally Skaife has been running art therapy groups since 1975. She has an MA in Art Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Group Analysis and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy. She has considerable experience in supervision of art therapy and of art therapy education. She has written extensively on art therapy groups.