Transpersonal Art Therapy
The owl is often considered to symbolise a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge, the ability to see the truth. She is one who offers the necessary guidance to deeply explore the unknown aspects of ourselves and connect with the magic of life. She is a bringer of change and expansion whilst offering protection. White is the colour of wholeness, completeness, innocence and safety.
What is Transpersonal Art Therapy?
Transpersonal art therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach which utilises the art making process and carefully selected art mediums to encourage creative self expression. The art making is the tool we use to help the client work through personal difficulties in order to improve emotional, spiritual and physical well being. This therapeutic art process provides a language that comes from within, connecting to our unconscious mind, speaking to us through symbols and metaphors so we may gain insights, self-understanding and new perspectives. It allows us to access, express and explore our inner experience of feelings, perceptions and imagination. Connecting to this inner wisdom, the source of creativity which resides within all of us, is often an empowering process through which our capacity to heal is awakened. Since it is the creative process itself that matters, not the artistic outcome, there are no special artistic skills or abilities required for a person to engage in and benefit from art therapy.
Transpersonal means going beyond our ordinary everyday self and perceptions, beyond our 'personas'. Transpersonal psychology includes our soul alongside our minds and bodies as an essential dimension of our being. This spiritual dimension, our connectedness to something larger than our small self, is considered significant in our quest to find purpose and meaning for our life. Transpersonal art therapy includes the use of guided meditation or visualisation, symbolism, dreams, archetypes, storytelling, poetry, creative writing, music, movement, rhythm and ritual.
Hi, I'm Esti
I help support and guide people facing difficulties through the use of the creative process. I believe that we all have an innate capacity to heal and that deep inside we are already whole. I am passionate about supporting people in connecting to their inner wisdom and uncovering their true Self, so that they may live a life of connectedness, meaning, creativity, vitality, joy and purpose. I am here to meet you where you are, to provide the safe environment and the support you need for your unique journey within so that together we can discover how you may live the wholehearted life that is your birthright.
How may I support you?
If you are experiencing life challenges or significant transitions and you struggle to make sense of what is happening, or you have difficulty finding the words to describe what you feel; if you are looking for a gentle, non-confronting way to find resolution for your difficulties or painful experiences, I am here to help. Perhaps you just want to discover ways to live your life more fully, to live a life of creativity, meaning, connectedness and purpose. In either case, you might find transpersonal art therapy beneficial in supporting you. Many people find it helpful for dealing with some of these issues:
Feeling lost, lonely, insecure
Anxiety, stress, depression, overwhelm
Adolescents finding their way
Chronic health issues
Loss of meaning or purpose
I offer the following services:
Individual sessions can provide you with the safe environment to deeply explore life challenges or painful experiences.
Sometimes it can be daunting when you don't know what to expect. The following will give you an idea of how we may work together, and what you might expect to happen in an art therapy session...