Nature within me

Meet with your authentic self and
revive your inner connectivity with
the healing power of art.
To live fully, with ease.

Nature
within me

Meet with your authentic
self and revive your inner
connectivity with
the healing power of art.
To live fully, with ease.

How can art therapy help you?

Reaching
wholeness

Learn how to make friends with your whole self, including your shadows

Experience
genuine joy

Raise your capacity to experience genuine joy in your everydays

Anxiety
relief

Release tension
and stress

Grow (Self-)
compassion

Build genuine empathy towards the diversity within yourself and within the external word

Mobilizing natural
energy flow

Remove inner energy blocks and unlock burried or unconscious spaces within yourself

Burnout
prevention

Learn to nurture and control your energies and maintain a healthy balance

Build
resilience

Enrich your coping capabilities and build healthy ways of managing challenging situations

Body-mind-soul
connectivity

Strengthen your inner connectivity through physical movement, creation and by working on your own individual life story

Is it for me?

Trying out something new requires braveness and even if we are dedicated on our healing journey, we all have concerns and a need to understand if the method is a fit for us. Below are some FAQs, but please feel free to drop me a message with yours, if you did not find the answer you were looking for.

What if I am not any good at art?

You do not have to be good at art in order to participate in and benefit from Art Therapy.  Art Therapy does not focus on how good the resulting art looks. What is most important is the creative process and having the art as an outlet for expression.

Will my artwork be analyzed or judged in any way during art therapy sessions?

We won’t interpret (analyze) each others artworks and judgement is not allowed in this space. Your peers are however invited to share their own impressions and feelings of your artwork. Gaining a different perspective can open up new ways of seeing your own creations, your own story, and you are also welcome to interpret your own piece of art. But it’s always your choice, and we will respect that, even if it’s changing from session to session, depending on your own mood, momentary openness, or the topic we are working with.

What can I expect from my first art therapy session, and how can I prepare for it?

Here you can read more about how an art-therapy session looks like. In general, you don’t have to prepare with anything, all the materials will be there for you on the spot and the host will make sure to create a well-designed series of activities that can help you to ‘arrive’, ‘tune in’ and create. However, it’s recommended:

1.  to arrive in (or bring) comfortable clothes and keep your phone on airplane mode during the session. So you can stay focused on the ‘here and now’ that facilitates the effectiveness of the process.

2. to leave some time for yourself to unwind after the session. It depends on each and every person how quickly they are able to shift focus, and also on your personal connection with the topic we are working with. You will be able to quickly figure this out for yourself, so it’s enough to only calculate with this for the first session, and then you can organize yourself however it feels good for you. 

 

Can I use art therapy in combination with other forms of therapy or treatment?

Yes, in fact, it is well integrable into a comprehensive treatment plan to address a range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues. For example, art therapy can be used as a complementary treatment for depression, anxiety, and in trauma-related cases, in conjunction with traditional talk therapy. Art therapy also works nicely with other forms of creative expression, such as music therapy or dance therapy, to promote holistic healing and self-expression in a different modality. However, it is important to talk with your healthcare provider/mental health professional about integrating group art therapy into your treatment plan, as they can help you determine if this method meet your individual needs and circumstances. In case you are currently in an active psychotic phase or taking antipsychotics, participation on the Catharsis Complex Art Therapy is not recommended (due to the nature of the process). 

How long does an art therapy session last? How often and for how long do I need to attend art therapy sessions to see benefits?

A session usually lasts for 2,5-3 hours and we are meeting bi-weekly at least 5-6 times and working through a various range of topics. You can also choose to attend to more intense workshops where we are working together for 6 hours (+1 hour lunchbreak) on one specific set of topics. At least 15 hours of active participation is recommended to start experiencing the more major benefits and be able to integrate them on the longer run. However, only a few hours can also help just to release tension and experience join and mindfulness.

What kind of art materials and techniques will be used in art therapy sessions?

We are working with a wide variety of art materials, such as watercolor, soft pastel, oil crayon, pencils, charcoal, clay, and collage and montage techniques. The materials are always consciously chosen to the topic we are working with, as different materials support different psychological processes (e.g. can help to open up emotions, or support grounding and keep the participants in reality). The works are mainly individual ones, but time to time we are also doing group artworks.

What types of issues can art therapy help with?

Art therapy is a versatile and effective approach to addressing a wide range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral issues. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or struggling to express your emotions, art therapy can provide a safe and creative outlet to explore your feelings and work through them in a different way. Art therapy can be used to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction, as well as to promote social skills and emotional regulation. Additionally, art therapy can be a valuable tool for individuals experiencing chronic pain, illness, or relationship issues. Basically, art therapy can help you get in touch with your feelings, understand yourself better, and develop new coping strategies to handle the challenges of life.

About me

Hey there, 

I am Kati (and I hope that on one day I might hear a bit from you too!) and I am a psychologist trained in Catharsis Complex Art therapy. During my own search for methods and practices to relief anxiety, live with more ease, lightness and find my authentic voice I casted my vote on art therapy, that is a combination of healing through movement, creation and talking. I would be honored to accompany you on your own journey of finding and cherishing your true self and to live in harmony with our fast paced and continuously changing world. 

For individuals

Art therapy is a proven and effective alternative healing method that combines various approaches to involve the mind, body, and spirit in ways that go beyond talking. It uses movement (while making art), senses, perception, and symbols to create alternative ways of communicating, overcoming the limitations of language; visual and symbolic expression gives voice to your personal experiences and your artwork will become the vehicle for communication, reflection and understanding of your thoughts and emotions.

For corporations

Workplaces can sometimes be a melting pot of stress, conflict, and subsequent anxiety. Art therapy addresses these issues in a gentle and non-direct way and help employees to unwind and build empathy and trust towards each other.

I would love to hear from you.

Whether you have a question about pricing, ongoing programs you could join, or would need information about how art-therapy for corporations works, I am here to help.

Drop me a message and let’s chat!

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