Holistic Therapies

We currently offer art therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. Please find more details below. 

Art Therapy

 

The benefits of being creative have been known for some time, and it is enjoyed around the world. Being able to switch off the logical side of the brain can reduce stress and anxiety, and help us feel calmer and more focused. Art Therapy is based on this principle, and is regarded as an effective type of psychotherapy. We can express what we are feeling internally without fear of judgement, or repercussions. 

Art therapy can involve a range of activities such as drawing, painting, or sculpture. It is suitable for any age, and any ability. The objective is to relax, and find comfort in creating something that reflects how you feel inside. It can help to get in touch with our inner self, and understand more about our identity. It can be used to help deal with many different issues such as grief, depression, chronic illness or addiction. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our art therapy sessions, please do not hesitate to contact us on: info@heads2minds.co.uk 

 

Animal Assisted Therapy 

 

Owning a pet has many benefits. You always have someone who is happy to see you come home. If you need a pick me up they can give you a cuddle. And of course stroking an animal can feel very relaxing, wether it's a cat, dog, or even a spider. Some people do not have the chance to own an animal, and this is where animal-assisted therapy comes in. It has been shown that animals can be very therapeutic for a range of reasons. They can elevate the mood of elderly people who are lonely, or help people with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer's. 

Guide dogs are an example of animals being used to help a specific illness: blindness. Dogs in particular have been used in the past for a range of purposes, for example they can even be trained to warn if someone is having an epileptic fit.

If you are interested in finding out more what animal-assisted therapy can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on: info@heads2minds.co.uk.