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Five online workshops - action-packed 45 minutes 

Choose to do one workshop or all five.

Brain Art and Brain Sculpture

Increase your creativity through exploring psychosensory processes and art-making.

Online with Carol Robertson PhD
All welcome, ideal for psychosensory practitioners
(TFT, EFT, Havening, and TTT)

1. Freeing up and exploring sensory input 

2. Fantastical Creatures: exploring automatism, chance, collaboration and disruption of schema

​3. Metaphor and hippocampal fun in the virtual sandbox

​4. Changing habits and enjoying surprises​

​5. To the East - accessing and utilising memory

The workshops are designed to develop your knowledge, observation skills, working memory skills, accessing and using memory, and your practical skills related to using Havening to access creative flow and expression. As we work progressively through the five workshops, we will also consider how the various art forms, from architecture to theatre, can be explored through Art Havening. We will also experience engaging with a range of artworks to extend our flexibility. Over the ten weeks, participants can explore doing an Art  project in their own time. And participants can share their work and their experience if they like in the class’s Facebook group.

 

  • Learn about different concepts

  • Experience a range of visual mediums and techniques

  • Find out how to work with groups and individuals

  • How to use Art Havening for building resilience

 

What will you need?​

  • Zoom sessions, so you will need a computer, camera, mic

  • All art materials will be either provided (App access) or are inexpensive and straightforward.

How did you develop these particular approaches to creativity?
When I was an art student, I was also studying hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. When I became interested in DADA and how the Surrealists strove to chart the anatomy of the psyche, it led me to study the work of Freud and Jung. This had an impact on my thinking, and on the work I made. For example, I exhibited automatic drawings in my post-graduate show at The Slade School of Art.

After six years of Art School, in 1988, I worked at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders. I created my own approach for the classes. There was a lot of interest in the results relating to the changes noted in the class participants. And I discovered through meeting experts in the field of Art Therapy that I was doing something new. I learned a great deal from those early experiences, and my interest has always continued. For example, I used ‘change’ techniques when working with artists such as Wilhelmenia Barns-Graham. When I first learned Psychosensory Techniques, I immediately started exploring combining these with artmaking, and observing what interactions occurred and were helpful. And it’s from these experiences and explorations that I developed these ways of working, and of course, we are always learning.