Creative MindHealth Zimbabwe
Building Resilient Communities Through Creative Arts
WHAT IS ART THERAPY?
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY (EAT) is an evidence-based, globally renowned psychotherapeutic practice that combines a range of creative modalities, namely art, writing, movement, mindfulness, music, imaginative play and sometimes dramatic enactments. These creative forms of self-expression are combined to different extents according to the needs of the client, with as much talking as the client and therapist deem necessary. The creative modalities serve as the language or forms of communication in EAT. Such non-verbal means of communication tap directly into implicit, embodied traumatic experiences, that are stored as a series of internal images, and can therefore elude verbal therapy alone. As abstract, non-concrete artwork, and much creative expression emerges directly from the unconscious, it’s manifestation provides a direct link to our shadow self. EAT thus provides a fairly direct route to aspects of the self that we need to explore in psychotherapy, and that are difficult to access with words alone, thus providing a very wide range of healing opportunities. Empirical research indicates that creative expression as a healing modality is effective in both clinical (art in therapy), and non-clinical (art as therapy) settings.
WHAT WE OFFER
(TRAUMA INFORMED, AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS PSYCHOTHERAPY)
We offer private, confidential, transformative sessions for individuals, couples and small family groups, by arrangement.
Contact us for conversations and ideas around the planning, design and implementation of bespoke mental health programs for your organization.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS
SUPPORT GROUPS AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS
We offer bespoke, expressive arts and trauma informed training intensives for counsellors, healthcare workers, community workers, NGOs, corporates, counsellors, teachers, artists, medics, schools, educational facilities and all other relevant organizations.
Weekly or monthly support groups are art therapy designed workshops, for those seeking healing and companionship during difficult times.
Social psychology programs are therapeutic yet fun, highly creative and interactive events that provide the safe space and support for emotional processing.