Carer Workshop: Matrix of Support

Our Family Relationship Support for Carers program in partnership with Empowered Art Therapy, invite you to this free carer workshop!

This online Art Therapy workshop is presented by Art Therapist, Kerryn Knight. You are invited to create your personal support matrix:

Gathering items that symbolise a safe place, a person of inspiration and a being of guidance, Kerryn will guide you through this creative experiential process to create a transportable support network to use in times of stress. These tools hope to empower carers to navigate toward meaning-making and develop new and healthy coping skills.

Who: This workshop is open to Victorian carers who are caring for a loved one with a disability.
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00am
Register: Zoom meeting link:

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

During this live online session, you will find:

  • Directions to ponder your safe place, a person of inspiration and entity of guidance.
  • Directions to gather and bind your items together into a transportable support matrix.

How does Art Therapy work?
Art Therapy focuses on the process of creating rather than an art outcome. Therefore, it is not about creating a ‘masterpiece’, nor it is creating something that is aesthetically pleasing. Rather it is just about the process of expressing emotion and crafting tangible items of symbolic importance. By doing so we have an opportunity to become more aware of our body felt sense and the wisdom it holds.

The art created has a two-fold effect. On one hand, it acts as a release of emotion. On the other hand, the art acts as a visual representation of that emotion with which the art-maker can dialogue with and gain further self-awareness or simply find refuge.

What you will need for this online workshop:
The list of materials below can be sourced at home or local area.
Taking a walk-in-wonder, gather some pieces around your home, garden or local park that remind you of, either long ago or more recently:

  • a safe place,
  • a pet or person of inspiration in your life and
  • a being or entity that you look to for guidance.

You could also use:

  • Your choice of paper to write/create on
  • Your choice of coloured markers, pencils, or pens to write/create with.
  • Your choice of ribbon, wool or string to tie or bind your 3 pieces together.

View Our Family Relationship Support for Carers Program

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