Art Therapy Experiential Workshop: Soearth Project

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Art Therapy Experiential Workshop: Soearth Project

Join us for an immersive two day Art Therapy experiential workshop facilitated by Art Psychotherapists Ed Kuczaj and Heidi Morrison

By Heidi Morrison

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 10 Jun 2023 10:00 - Sun, 11 Jun 2023 16:00 IST


Soearth Projects Soearth Projects Hartwell Upper W91 YF6H Kill Ireland

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About this event

  • 1 day 6 hours
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This two-day workshop will explore the relationship we have to the everyday and specific objects/ memorabilia that we accumulate and surround ourselves with in our lives.

Each has a particular meaning and story for us, from the mundane to those objects that maintain and develop particular meanings, memories and connections for us.

This weekend experiential workshop will allow participants to explore and reflect on the relationship they/ we have to such objects, to recognise their significance and their meaning for us and what we gain/can gain from them in an understanding of ourselves.

The event will use a creative approach to these explorations, which will contain both individual and some group exercises. This creative approach will allow participants to each find an alternative and different way of exploring and expressing their thoughts/ feelings and understandings that may arise. The group will then be used for a wider reflection and support in relation to these discussions.

We will take advantage of the unique environment at Soearth during the weekend. The outdoors element of this weekend will be core throughout. Influences derived from Environmental Art Therapy practices will be integrated and explored.

No previous art experience is needed and all materials will be provided. This workshop is intended for professionals working therapeutically in their careers, as well as others who have an interest in the Creative Therapies. Whilst the workshop is not intended to teach art psychotherapy techniques to individuals, the rationale for this approach and the wider use of the creative arts therapies generally will be related to.

What will you gain from the experience?

  • Wellbeing and Personal development.
  • Introduction to processes inherent in Art Therapy/Environmental Art Therapy practices.
  • Tangible experiences of the art therapy process through a variety of traditional and non traditional creative media, fostering different ways of seeing and expressing
  • Introduction to integrated eco arts based activities grounded within a self care model.
  • Enjoy a creative self care process within a purpose built and nature based environment.
  • Guidance & facilitation from two experienced Art Therapists
  • Soearth Projects CPD certificate issued on completion

Course times/ cost

Saturday the 10th & Sunday 11th of June

10am – 4pm (daily)

Cost €210 (Light Lunch and Refreshments included)

Info/Accommodation: Please contact or contact Heidi Morrison on 087 0605553 for additional Information/accommodation queries

Facilitators Biography:

Ed Kuczaj – Art Psychotherapist

Ed Kuczaj is former Head of Department of Arts in Health and Education at MTU Crawford College retiring in 2017. Prior to this position he worked in the NHS in the UK, as a clinician and Arts Therapy manager in the area of learning disabilities. He has published a number of articles and contributed to books in this area particularly around the area of loss and bereavement. During his time in the UK, he was a member of the British Association of Art Therapists and also Vice Chair for a number of years. Since retiring he has been involved in the Cork/ BVI Art Therapy Initiative, which worked in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, shortly after the occurrence of hurricane Irma in 2017, working in schools and with community groups there. He was also chair of the Irish Association of

Creative Arts Therapists in 2018 – 2020 and is still involved in the association's work. He also works as supervisor and is an advisor for the Soearth Project in Kill, Co Kildare, as well as Academic Council Chair at the Children's Therapy Centre.

Ed also engages in his own creativity through photography/ painting and sculpture and exhibits occasionally in Cork and Co Waterford where he is based.

Heidi Morrison – Art Psychotherapist

Heidi believes in fostering creativity and personal connections with nature for health and wellbeing. Her passion for creativity and nature informs the direction and vision of Soearth Projects. Heidi manages and designs programmes running in Soearth. Collaboration with other Creative Art Therapists/facilitators and community bodies is central the success of the business. Heidi also runs private Art Psychotherapy sessions for Adults and is experienced with a diversity of complex mental health illnesses and difficulties. She has worked in a number of Private and Public mental health settings, these include St Patrick’s University Hospital, Kildare & West Wicklow mental health HSE services and Linn Dara CAMHS. Heidi is experienced at facilitating arts based self care groups both for business and community groups. She continues to practice as a Visual Artist and hosts group and solo shows throughout the year.

About the organiser

Organised by
Heidi Morrison