Learn the fundamentals of healing trauma using the unique, Sensorimotor Art Therapy approach of Guided Drawing. Presented by Cornelia Elbrecht, this course provides both practical expertise and a theoretical basis to trauma exploration. High quality video lessons are complemented by round table discussions with Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy faculty, filmed therapy sessions and supported by our moderated student forum.
Cathy Malchiodi and I will each offer a two day masterclass at this conference. Cathy's masterclass is just before, and mine just after the conference.
I will present Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing.
Work at the Clay Field, a Sensorimotor Art Therapy
In recent years “sensorimotor” has emerged as a term to describe body focused psychotherapies that use a bottom-up approach. Instead of a cognitive top-down strategy, sensorimotor art therapy encourages the awareness of innate motor impulses in the muscles and viscera, also as heart-rate and breath. The expression of these motor impulses followed by their perception through the senses, allows the development of new neurological pathways that can bypass traumatic memories; such an approach is capable of restoring wholeness and wellbeing.
The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), in collaboration with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) will host the inaugural research and practice conference on Art Therapy. This is a milestone for our profession. It will be a meeting of many who have contributed ground-breaking research. I will present a workshop on Guided Drawing.
For this symposium in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on Work at the Clay Field many of those who are researching and teaching this amazing modality will gather. Prof. Heinz Deuser will be there, and others for workshops, papers and discussions. It will be a unique opportunity to experience the diversity and international congruency of Clay Field Therapy.