Deciding to set out on a new road can be extremely daunting, especially if you feel you are alone in your endeavours or the experience is quite foreign to you. Many people have never heard of or looked into Creative Therapy, which can make the process even more of a leap of faith! To make you feel a little more comfortable, a few lovely people who have worked with Rosie from The Inner Adventure in the past have shared a few words about their experiences.
"I had never tried creative counselling until I attended a session lead by Rosie. I have to admit that beforehand I was quite skeptical about the benefits of creative therapy and particularly meditation, however I definitely changed my mind by the end of our session. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues and tried a number of different types of therapy, I was unsure as to how helpful creative therapy could be. However, Rosie was extremely understanding of the issues I needed to address and I found the session eye opening, relieving and most importantly of all, healing."
"Rosie is an incredible therapist. My first play therapy session with her was so profound that it is etched in my memory. It allowed me to deal with a traumatic memory with resilience, strength and imagination. It actually shifted my memory of the event to feature empowerment rather than defeat. Her therapeutic skills are unmatched and life changing. Please book your session with her immediately,
your soul will celebrate it."
"I did a fantastic session with The Inner Adventure on art therapy, via Skype. I've done quite a lot of counselling and things over the course of my life to address different issues, but I'm always looking for tools I can use outside of therapy sessions themselves, so that I don't have to be constantly worried about having a counsellor available in whatever city I'm living in at the time. I'd never tried art therapy before, and I was both curious and kind of apprehensive. We did a kind of "training wheels" exercise with music. Honestly, it was one of the best exercises I've ever done. It's not so much about what you actually draw or create (although I know that's what I'm always curious about when other people do it, which is why I'm posting these pictures!) - it's about how you reflect on the decisions, processes, reactions and context that go into that creating, and of course about the experience itself. While it might seem like you already know what you're going to find when you head in, I have to say I was really surprised by some of the revelations I had today. If you've ever been curious about giving art therapy a try, I really truly recommend it. Rosie is a truly excellent guide into this brave new world...!"