The Creative Container: Self care through Creative Reflective Practice

Date: Saturday the 27th February 2016
Time: 10.00am sharp to 1.30pm
Venue: Sligo Arts Psychotherapy Centre
Cost: €35
Spaces are limited so please reserve as soon as possible.
Please contact Rebecca O’Connor at 086 1779733 or

Creative reflective practice is a process that allows participants to reflect on their professional and personal life through the combined processes of reflective practice and creativity.

Creative reflective practice can be an enjoyable and relaxing way to process professional work where you don’t need to be an artist or artistic to engage in it. It is a confidential space and time for you to express yourself through creativity and where you can reflect on that experience personally and with the support of others. It can be beneficial in helping to alleviate and understand the stresses and emotions of health care work that can get stuck, be difficult and overwhelm us and that can affect other parts of our lives.

The process of creative reflective practice enables participants to produce a visible image of what they may be experiencing. An Art Psychotherapist who is trained to be sensitive to the subtleties within this artwork helps participants to see and feel what they may be experiencing, reflect on it and discuss what arises from it.

This increases self-awareness and learning from the experiences and impacts of health care work. It can help to foster an increased resilient, mindful and compassionate approach towards yourself as a carer, lowering the risk of ‘compassion fatigue’ and ‘burn-out’. Learning from experience can also develop reflective thinking skills benefiting clearer future decisions, more effective care and communications with your patients and team.

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The Creative Container: Self care through Creative Reflective Practice