How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

We recently welcomed Arts Psychotherapist, Dafni, to the Recover Clinic family. Today, she shares this beautiful poem to inspire your recovery journey… How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird – Jacques Prévert First, paint a cage with an open door. Then, in the cage, paint something for the bird, something useful and beautiful, and … Read moreHow to Paint the Portrait of a Bird

Finding my Voice Through the Arts

Our client, Vanessa, shares her beautiful journey of discovering her voice through creativity and the arts… Putting pen to paper never seemed so easy, Exploding emotions and thoughts on a black space, Filling it with distress but also celebration, Talent shine through like the light from the above constellation.   Expressing through infant abc’s, Warmth … Read moreFinding my Voice Through the Arts

Art Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

By our therapist, Victoria, for Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017 ‘The process of art therapy is based on the recognition that man’s most fundamental thoughts and feelings, derived from the unconscious, reach expression in images rather than words’ – Naumburg We can communicate non-verbally through art: creating a sculpture, making a mark on paper, using … Read moreArt Psychotherapy: Finding yourself through creative processes – EDAW 2017

The arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

‘Creativity is the breaking of boundaries, the affirmation of life beyond life.  Out of its own sense of integrity, life asks us to affirm our own intrinsic nature, our essence as human beings’ (Zinker). As an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist I use 7 art forms in my therapeutic approach with clients: art, puppetry, sculpture/clay, poetry, sandplay, music … Read moreThe arts in therapy at The Recover Clinic

Chrissy’s Creative Experience

Chrissy shares her thoughts as she leaves creative group… I feel really sad to be leaving creative group. Art therapy has been a part of my journey since I first started treatment a year and a half ago and it has helped me in countless ways. I began my recovery journey doing only one creative … Read moreChrissy’s Creative Experience