If you are interested in any of these therapies, please call the surgery on (0117) 962 6060. Or speak to your GP about a referral.
ART THERAPY WITH HAZEL ADAMS
A common response to dealing with serious illness or stress is for the person to question where he or she is on their life journey past, present and future issues may be considered in a heightened way. Art therapy is a way to reflect on these questions but in a pro-active way, through clay or paint or drawing. Art itself carries healing qualities, and by entering the creative process, accompanied and supported by the therapist, the individual may find the courage to face these life questions through their artwork. Art therapy will also help children through difficulties in relationships, family upheaval or school–related issues. Through nourishment of the soul life, physical problems may be eased and understood; just as stresses on the soul can cause physical symptoms, so may food for the soul ease the body. Art therapy is a process of reclaiming ones own self-determination of overcoming fear and anxiety and accessing the creative self that lives in each and every one of us. Myths and fairy tales are often used for this self-awakening process as well as the natural world and examples from art history.
EURYTHMY THERAPY WITH REBECCA PATEN, M.A.
Eurythmy therapy is a gentle movement therapy done in weekly group sessions or, when prescribed by a doctor,in individual sessions for a block of 6 weeks.
The eurythmy movements stimulate the life forces and self- healing powers inherent within each human being.They invigorate, regulate and harmonise the organism aswell as strengthen a sense of well-being and self- confidence. Eurythmy exercises also help to improve posture, mobility and spatial orientation.
Eurythmy therapy is used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as:
· cardio-vascular disorders
· neurological problems
· muscular-skeletal disorders
· irregularities in child development
· life crises and associated medical complaints
· mental illness
· after-care of chemotherapy
The Eurythmy movements have their origin in the sounds of human speech , both vowels and consonants. Each sound quality has its own deep relationship to the human being and the activities within the human physiology. In Eurythmy the sounds are transformed into movements of the whole body. When used as a therapy the movements and gestures are worked with in such a way that they stimulate processes in the human being on both an organic and soul spiritual level.
COUNSELLING WITH HARRY NORMAN
Our counsellor is an accredited psychotherapist and is less concerned with theory and more interested in "what works". Our counsellor has a particular interest in Brief Therapy to minimise the number of sessions required. The aim is to work in co-operation with each person to define a salient and workable "preferred outcome" - and find ways to move towards it.