Creativity and Mental Health.

Creativity plays a crucial role in supporting our mental health and wellbeing.

At Shapes and Sounds, we define creativity as: the use of different or original ideas and experiences to create, feel or understand something "new".

While the arts (eg. music, painting, dance) are integral to creativity, our definition highlights that creativity is not limited purely to the arts.

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"Shapes and Sounds has given me the space to explore and embrace my cultural identity - something that's not easy to come by! I honestly feel this has had a huge impact on my mental health - it was a missing component that I couldn't find support for." - Steph

Creative Arts Therapy:

Creative arts therapy is an experiential form of psychotherapy that includes expressive modalities such as painting, sculpture, movement, music, as an immersive way of gaining knowledge and insight.

Creative processes canĀ help you to explore and express feelings that may be hard to put to words and find new pathways towards healing.

Creative arts therapy works in conjunction with contemporary neurobiological research into trauma, which suggests that body based awareness effectively addresses emotional and physical anguish.

Human beings are innately creative.

Creativity fuels evolution and innovation. However, we often don't allow ourselves the time or ease to engage in creative practices.

We use creativity to find ourselves.

As we live in a world that constantly steals our attention, engaging in self-reflective, creative practices becomes an act of resistance.

Creativity frees up our expression.

"Where words fail, music speaks."  
Pain, grief, love and joy often require more than just words to feel and express fully. 

Creativity for mental wellbeing.

Half-day urban immersive.

Date: Early 2024

North Melbourne.

$385.00 Please contact us for student pricing.

Experience a deeply unique workshop designed for and by the Asian Australian community.

Restore your sense of self amongst a supportive community through activities such as:

  • Journaling
  • Creative arts
  • Breath work
  • Group discussions.

Your experiences will be held and nurtured by our trauma-informed, culturally-responsive therapists: Stef Kam (M.AThr), registered art therapist. Asami Koike (M.MusThrpy), registered music therapist.

Places are strictly limited to 15 people maximum.

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