Trauma Healing at the Clay Field
A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach
- Cornelia Elbrecht:
- Trauma Healing at the Clay Field
- ISBN: 978-1-84905-345-7, 336 Pages, Paperback
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Using clay in therapy taps into the most fundamental of human experiences - touch. This book is a comprehensive step-by-step training manual that covers all aspects of 'Work at the Clay Field', a sensorimotor-based art therapy technique.
The book discusses the setting and processes of the approach, provides an overview of the core stages of Gestalt Formation and the Nine Situations model within this context, and demonstrates how this unique focus on the sense of touch and the movement of the hands is particularly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. The intense tactile experience of working with clay allows the therapist to work through early attachment issues, developmental setbacks and traumatic events with the client in a primarily nonverbal way using a body-focused approach. The kinaesthetic motor action of the hands combined with sensory perception can lead to a profound sense of resolution with lasting therapeutic benefits.
With photographs and informative case studies throughout, this book will be a valuable resource for art therapists and mental health professionals, and will also be of interest to complementary therapists and bodyworkers.
Work at the Clay Field ®
Grasping What moves us: Possibilities of haptic evolvement
with Prof. Heinz Deuser
- Heinz Deuser & Cornelia Elbrecht:
- Work at the Clay Field ®
- Languages: English & German
- 5min Chapter Points - Region Free - PAL DVD
- AUD $165.00, including free postage within Australia
The Clay Field is a flat rectangular wooden box that holds 10 - 15 kg of clay. A bowl of water is supplied. This simple setting offers a symbolic "world" for the hands to explore. There will be no art work to be taken home. The hands enter the Clay Field and move in it; in their ability or inability to "handle" the material they tell the client's life story. The hands then can be encouraged to find ways to deal with situations and events, to complete actions that previously could not be coped with. Work at the Clay Field® is a sensorimotor art therapy approach that is widely used in European schools, particularly in the work with disabled or disadvantaged children, in women's shelters, and to facilitate trauma healing. This unique art therapy approach is recognized in Europe as a discipline in its own right.
Prof. Heinz Deuser has developed the amazing technique of Work at the Clay Field® over the last 35 years. He has visited Australia twice and held a weekend training workshop for art therapists at Claerwen Retreat. The DVD is the full account of the workshop. It comprises a set of 7 DVDs, altogether 18 hours of training.
To purchase the DVD set contact Cornelia, please ensure you provide your mailing address and payment. Payment can be made via credit card, money order, direct debit or cheque.
The Transformation Journey
The Process of Guided Drawing - An Initiatic Art Therapy
- Cornelia Elbrecht:
- The Transformation Journey
- ISBN 978-3-937845-03-6, 304 Pages, Paperback
- AUD $72.00, including free postage within Australia
Guided Drawing is a unique art therapy technique; a creative way to tell our Greater Story. Archetypes are evoked through the mindful repetition of simple abstract shapes, often with both hands and closed eyes. In trusting one's inner guidance the unconscious can reveal painful memories, destructive powers, but also unexpected wisdom and abundant healing.
Decades of development have created this invaluable tool for therapists, students and artists that combines Jungian Analytical Psychology, transpersonal approaches, bodywork and art.
To purchase a copy contact Cornelia, please ensure you provide your mailing address and payment. Payment can be made via credit card, money order, direct debit or cheque.