Creative, fun, insightful,
Creative workshops with a hint of psychology can be fun as well as providing interesting insights. When you introduce yourself with specific colours or with a picture, you speak a different language. People will see you in a different light which will open up new channels of communication.
How do you think people see you? how would you like to be seen? Can people approach you easily? When you allow others to make mistakes but not yourself you send out mixed signals. In order for you to know how others see you, they have to be able to approach you for an honest discussion. When this isn’t possible, people put up their guard which costs energy. When we use more energy than we have available, burn-out can be the result.
A creative workshop has a low threshold and mixed with humour and psychology provides a safe environment in which to look at things from a new perspective.
The workshop with Carol was a very good experience. I was rather stuck due to circumstances, but she gave me the tools to really look at things from a different angle. It was amazing to experience how being creative tells you so much more than you yourself can express in words. The atmosphere was very casual and there was a lot of material available to get started. Carol herself has a very warm personality and has a lot to offer. I really recommend it!
Greenshields - Art & Therapy Kamer van Koophandel 70031770 (Chamber of Commerce) .
Voorschoterweg, 2235SH, Valkenburg ZH, The Netherlands
I have always been an artist but in 2014 my life changed in a way I never thought possible. Whilst studying for a degree in psychology I myself was diagnosed with PTSD and received extensive therapy. Part of my treatment included art therapy. What my paintings revealed about my inner turmoil was astonishing. Pain that I had buried deep within and had been carrying around for years was suddenly exposed to me in the form of images. I really had no idea what I was holding on to and this revelation started me on my long road to recovery.
As a psychologist I often use art to help my clients reveal such emotions where words are just too painful. In many cases we have just learned to live with the pain making it part of ourselves, manifesting in ways that make our life so much more difficult such as poor sleep, recurrent injuries, lack of concentration, restlessness, poor self esteem; the list goes on.
With my website I want to not only share my journey with you, but encourage you to draw and paint and understand the pleasure and relief it can bring. Explore hidden meanings of what our art can mean with all the choices we have made when we draw such as colour, light, positions of people and objects.
NB The original text of this website is English - if it has been translated via your browser there may be a number of errors in translation (for example in Dutch 'met een beperking' translates to 'special needs' in English).