Being close to others and having trusting relationships is at the heart of being human. The breaking of these affectional bonds can have cruel and catastrophic effects on any of us. The BAAT ‘Attachment and the Arts’ conferences have aimed to explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory. The questions are: ‘What is the value of art in building close, trusting relationships?’; ‘What are the implications for art therapy practice and research?’.
As part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week I am showcasing the talents of my pottery students who I teach from 4 residential and care homes in London and Surrey.
The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) talk designed for people with mild memory loss and early stage dementia, with Geri Parlby. Talk at Wimborne Minster at 2 pm - a guide to reading church art and architecture - will be followed by a tour of the Minster.
This project theme will explore how different people living both with and without dementia respond to different experiences such as seeing art and exhibitions, handling objects or hearing music. We will measure these responses in a variety of ways including through wearable devices (eye trackers, clip-on wristbands) or by observing the way people paint an image.
Full day training course tailored to give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers.
A series of eight free and inspirational workshops of music, singing and dancing with Maz O’Connor (guitar, voice and shruti) and Ruairi Glasheen (percussion) for people with Early Stage Dementia and their loved ones.
Using books to help people cope with mental, physical and emotional problems is gaining traction
A two day professional development workshop: Leading Dance with Older People and Dance & Dementia 4th & 5th April 2017 Back by popular demand Green Candle Dance Company is pleased to announce bookings are open for Moving into Maturity 2017, a course for those interested in leading dance for older people and dance for dementia.
Classes run by arts charity Create improve health and brighten lives but future of programme is threatened by social care spending cuts.
Claremont provides a spectrum of services aimed at personal and community development. In addition to activities relating to the arts, physical health, and learning, we also offer low cost one-to-one psychotherapy and one-to-one art psychotherapy, both of which are open to all adults in Islington, as well as a psychotherapy group and three art psychotherapy groups for those aged 55 and older.