Arts Therapy

Arts Therapy

Arts therapy is much more than painting. It provides a way for women and children to explore their concerns, hopes, and build self-esteem.

Our ‘Arts For Change’ programs are essential in assisting women and children ‘emerge’ from the trauma of surviving family violence and helps them to begin building self-confidence and improve their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Emerge has been providing arts therapy for women and children for over ten years. During this time the number of different trauma-informed programs we offer has grown to cater for the needs of the women and children who are supported through our services.

Our programs include:

Individual Arts Therapy where our art therapist creates a safe space for women and children to come to process past trauma, using the arts, play and other expressive forms.

Women Thriving is a group arts therapy program for women who have experienced family violence. It is focused on helping women to overcome trauma by using different forms of creative arts to aid in healing, finding new strength and nurturing self-esteem.

Scribble & Play program provides the opportunity for mothers and children who need support with their emotions and behaviour by taking part in a therapeutic group process.

Little Sparkz is a therapeutic arts program run over three days in school holidays in the Kingston Council area. This school holiday program is for primary school age children (aged six to 12) who have experienced family violence. Little Sparkz is fun, creative and interactive providing children with a safe space to help them build resilience, confidence and self-esteem.


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