Lorraine Abernethy with some dolls that can be crafted at her art as healing workshops. Photo: Nolan Verheij-full / Daily News
Lorraine Abernethy with some dolls that can be crafted at her art as healing workshops. Photo: Nolan Verheij-full / Daily News Nolan Verheij-full

Art-based therapy used as “powerful” counselling tool

ABERNETHY Art is not your run of the mill art studio.

Owner of the studio Lorraine Abernethy has had a long life passion for art, teaching both privately and at TAFE for over 25 years.

Over that long period she has become aware of how art can offer personal healing and insight.

What makes Ms Abernethy's studio stand out from the pack is her unique art as healing workshops.

Conducting these workshops for over five years now, she uses transpersonal art therapy techniques.

Ms Abernethy claims the therapy is a powerful counselling tool that bypasses all the clutter and chatter of the mind and tunes us into our creative, intuitive side.

A maximum of six people per group fosters an intimate environment, which stretches over six sessions and is said to explore the mythical landscape of our own 'inner self'.

For more information contact Ms Abernethy on 026674 4019 or create@lorraineabernethy.com.au

What is transtherapy art?:

Transpersonal art therapy focuses on self realisation and facilitates personal growth, giving a sense of meaning to the participant.

The therapy focuses on creative expression.

It is said to draw natural healing power from within.

A talent for art is not necessary and even simple work can benefit its creator.

People coping with illness, disability or grief may find the practice helpful.



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