Considering Our Place in theWorld


I often wonder about the concept of 6 degrees of separation or how to guide my clients to an understanding of their worth to the world when often they don’t think that they have any worth.

I often find that group therapy sessions and courses help clients to feel validated and valuable as the other participants of the group encourage and build up the individual at different points. It is a human trait that we see good in others before we see good in ourselves so group therapy sessions offer a collective encouragement that individual sessions cannot. This collective agreement of what is good in another is one of the most positive aspects of group art therapy courses I run.

The ripple effect. That small things impact the lives of those around us, often without us realising it. I did a class with Lifebook 2016 under the guidance of Tamara Laporte who, is not a qualified art therapist but essentially practices art therapy to a large group of followers all around the world. She talked about the concept of the ripple effect, you not knowing what small acts, however insignificant, and the effect that they had in the worlds order. I very thought provoking exercise and one well worth undertaking to help delve into the portions of our pysch that are associated with low self esteem and negative self talk.



About Missladypetal

Hello my name is Peta, and i'm a mixed media artist, teacher and Art Therapist. I have always been a creative person and have found outlets in music, singing, scrapbooking, quilting and now I have settled into mixed media. As an Art Therapist, i help my clients lead more fulfilling and happy lives through creative expression. When you enter the creative space, you use the unconscious part of your mind and access deep seated emotions and feelings associated with issues that could be stopping you from living the life that you want. I use targeted art therapy creative activities and pyschotherapy to delve into these issues in such a relaxing and enjoyable way to better identify things that you may feel unable or unwilling to talk about in a traditional therapy setting. Mixed Media offers endless variety and I enjoy the freedom of art journalling because i don't have my studio constantly clogged with canvases that are waiting to be sold and I'm always 'Auditioning' a painting idea or technique in my journals before translating that onto canvas or board. I enjoy teaching art journalling and mixed media techniques to my online students and through lessons at various community organisations in the Logan Community of Qld, Australia. Come join me on my artistic journey and..... Learn something new today, it keeps you Young!

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