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, MA
Eurythmy therapy is used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as:
- cardio-vascular disorders
- neurological disorders
- muscular-skeletal disorders
- irregularities in child development
- life crises and associated medical complaints
- mental illness
- after-care of cancer treatment
Eurythmy therapy is a process of gentle, mindful exercises to harmonise body, soul and spirit. The Eurythmy movements have their origin in the sounds of human speech where each sound is transformed into whole-body movements. This is representative of how intimately our sense of identity is connected with our speech. The effect is invigorating and centring with a real sense of empowerment for the self-management of physical, emotional and mental health. Eurythmy exercises also help to improve posture, mobility and spatial orientation.
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.