About Creative Art Therapy (CAT)
The Creative Art Therapies are based on creativity to enhance the well-being of all people.
It is an approach utilising many creative modalities within a therapeutic relationship with a trained teacher.
This therapy uses the creative processes to help participants explore and express themselves that is often difficult to articulate in words.
The process is innovative, participatory and practical and provides a supportive art environment for participants.
Creativity harnesses the imagination and a sense of play.
This can help those who have limited choices in their life to use the safe space to understand the uncertainty of the unknown, and to become more confident, comfortable and creative.
A key feature of CAT is the process in using art, we are more likely to practice new patterns of behaviour.
Creative Art Therapies can increase resilience by improving the sense of self-agency and self-understanding through the ability to express feelings and create stories (imagination) around the visual arts.
Creative Art Therapy can be practised with individual clients and groups.
Group work is cost effective and also may help with feelings of loneliness and isolation, social skills and relationship building in a supportive environment and can facilitate sense of participation, belonging and community.
How does CAT work?
The Participant and Peta work together within clearly defined boundaries and goals in a safe confidential and nurturing environment.
Participants are encouraged to align goals with their stated NDIS goals.
Participants do not need to have any prior experience making art as the emphasis is generally on the creative process rather than the end product.
Who would benefit from arts therapy?
Creative Art Therapy is client-focused, inclusive and outcome oriented.
It can be useful for individuals, groups and communities.
It is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds.
About Peta Moore
1991 - 1993 Bachelor Social Science - Charles Sturt University
1994 - Diploma of Education - Charles Sturt University
2010 - 2011 - Diploma Visual Arts – TAFE
NDIS Registered Art Therapist