Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekend Reflection: Preparing

 As I prepare to work with clients this week
I take the time to plan out my sessions.

What will be the focus in the groups?
What materials will we use?
How will I facilitate this?

From experience I know to not plan too much
since the real magic with Art Therapy is that
each session goes the way the clients need it to go.

I plan and prepare, but the secret is to let them lead 
and allowing the session to be flexible. 
Allowing this gives the participants the room
to share what they feel they need to express.

My job is to hold the space 
so they feel safe to do so.



  1. Wise words Nicole. You describe very well the important intuitive part of our work as Art Therapists in following the lead of the client. Enjoy your group!