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Creatively Exploring Your Positive Mental Health

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Art Therapy

Uses objects, images and narratives as a mode of expression and communication for therapeutic benefit

Museums

Curate objects, images and narratives that are of cultural, historical and scientific significance

Art Therapy in museums

An opportunity to view objects, images and narratives to find personal meaning and relatable experiences that are of therapeutic value

The story behind RE Imagine

RE Imagine asks you to step in to a new relationship with your wellbeing, alongside others in an environment you may not think of when considering your mental health. There has been a worldwide movement of art therapists bringing their work to non-clinical, cultural settings such as museums and galleries for over a decade. Research in this work has shown many benefits, including the following:

  • enhanced self esteem, self awareness, sublimation, socialisations skills, introspection and creativity * 

  • dynamic relationships through the provision of 'safe space, pleasure and time for reflection and bonding' **

  • inspire people's stories, value of self and view 'identity' from different perspectives***

  • validation, commonality, friendship and genuineness****

    *Robertson, D.N. 2011. Free Time in an Art Museum: Pausing, Gazing and Interacting. Leisure Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 70-80

  ** Silverman L. (2010) The Social Work of Museums. p. 55 Routledge: New York

*** Hutchinson, S. 2014. Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries: Sinan Hutchinson, 22/10/2014, Information document sent by MagSIG Joint Coordinator Sinan        Hutchinson to the members of the Museums and Galleries Specialist interest Group (MagSIG) of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) on 5 November, 2014

**** Colbert et al. 2013, The Art Gallery as a Resource for Recovery for People Who Have Experienced Psychosis. The Arts in Psychotherapy, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 250-6.

Booking your place on a RE Imagine workshop

If you are interested in taking time out to re-imagine your wellbeing please check back in with us soon . Thanks.