Expressive Art Workshop 2 - 4 November 2018

R 4 500pp all inclusive rate - Up to 15 CPD points

Stay an extra night for only R 1500

Who will benefit from attending these workshops:

• If you are a psychologist, you will find new ways to increase awareness, empowerment and change in your clients – while
earning CPD points.
• If you are an occupational therapist, you will find creative tools and learn how to use them with confidence – and earn
CPD points.
• If you are a life coach, these tools give you access to unlimited creative resources and the ability to find unique solutions
for your clients.
• If you are a teacher, you will learn how to foster your learners’ creativity, and find inspiration and tools to help you in your
important job.
• If you are a frustrated or closet artist, you will come to understand creative blocks and learn how to awaken your creativity.
• If you are feeling stuck or have a midlife crisis, we can show you new possibilities and inspire you.
• If you are a spiritual seeker, expressive arts therapy can show you how to connect creatively with the Divine and the
Source of all Creativity.


Creative Learning 4 Life Initiatives aim to introduce participants to the joy, the power and the therapeutic value of
expressive arts. The proof of the pudding is in the eating – learning through experiencing!

Did you know?

Expressive arts is a collective term referring to all creative expressions, including drama, dance, creative writing,
singing, music making, visual art and craft.

Expressive arts therapy aims to integrate these different expressions in therapy and personal development. The
process of participation in expressive arts aims to achieve release of stress and emotions, insight and integration. It has
its roots in art therapy, music therapy, psychodrama, creative writing and mindfulness training.

Creative Connection® is a specific expressive arts therapy tool, defined by Prof Natalie Rogers, as an integration
between two or more forms of art expression in a supportive setting to experience and express feelings and facilitate
integration. The focus is on the process of creating and not on the end-product or the performance.

“An important connection exists between using one mode to unleash creativity in another. When a group is
involved in the creative connection process, the power of the arts to heal and transform is undeniable.”
~ Natalie Rogers, The Creative Connection for Groups, 2011, p.6


Included in the weekend experience:

  • All course materials and certificate
  • Private En-suite accommodation.
  • Full use of all facilities such as: sauna, steam rooms, steam cabinets, sitzbaths, Jacuzzi’s, jet pool, swimming pools and exercise facilities
  • Unlimited mineral water and herbal teas
  • Daily health advice and monitoring
  • Balanced health Buffet (8am to 7:30pm)
  • 24 hour fresh fruit and salad bar
  • Guided meditations
  • Yoga class
  • Nature walks

About the presenter:

Eleen Polson is a registered Counselling Psychologist since 1995.

She is passionate about the power of the arts. Eleen believes that
creativity is the birthright of every person. Since 2009 she has
conducted workshops that have ignited creative passion and selfawareness
for hundreds of participants. She was trained by Dr Natalie
Rogers (2009) and by the Leadership Through Art Foundation (Music
and Art Therapists from the Netherlands) in 2009, 2014 and 2016.

Eleen is a qualified Biodanza Facilitator having trained both nationally
and internationally. She is and a registered TRE (Trauma Release
Exercise) facilitator.

Eleen has a warm and relaxed style allowing delegates the freedom to
explore and express.

What you will benefit from these hands-on workshops in small groups to explore creativity:

• you will get to know the principles underlying Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy.
• you will learn how to create a save and stimulating context where creativity is enhanced.
• you will understand the blocks to creativity and learn to overcome them.
• you will experience the powerful liberating effect of a Creative Connection session.
• you will learn practical techniques using different expressive arts therapy modalities (movement,
music, pastels, clay or watercolour, creative writing and mindfulness) to apply in your practice
and personal life.
• you will earn HPCSA accredited CPD points as a mental health practitioner and SACE accredited points if you
are a teacher.
• you will have fun while learning about yourself!

“Creativity is not a tool. It is a mystery that you enter: an unfolding: an opening process.”
~ Natalie Rogers

The Programme:

Friday 2 November2018
14:00 Arrival & settling in
16:00 Getting to know Hoogland
17:00 Introduction to Sensory Motor Psychotherapy (SMP)
18:00 Supper
19:15 Session 1: Practical experience of SMP through TRE (Trauma Release Exercises)

Saturday 3 November 2018
06:30 Nature Walk
07:00 Guided meditation and creative reflection
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Session 2: Introduction to expressive arts therapy (Theory and Practice)
10:00 Session 3: Yoga with Julia
10:30 Tea & fruit
11:00 Session 4: Expressive arts exploration: Clay & creative writing
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Hoogland Hydro experience: relaxation
17:00 Nature Walk
17:30 Guided meditation and creative reflection
18:00 Supper
19:00 Session 5: Biodanza: Theory and practice

Sunday 4 November 2018
06:30 Nature Walk
07:00 Guided meditation and creative reflection
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Session 6: Creative Connection Session with different art material.
10:30 Hoogland Hydro experience: relaxation
11:30 Session 7: Creative reflection and application to personal and professional life
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Hoogland Hydro experience: relaxation
17:00 Checking out.