The Body, Mind and Soul are more connected than what we are given to believe. If they are not all working together in harmony, the mental, physical and emotional health can be impacted on in many ways. For example, if something has been troubling individuals mentally or emotionally, the symptoms will be manifested in to physical feelings of being unwell. Therefore, when you are at peace within, you will tend to be a more peaceful, happier, and healthier person.
HICAT can play an important part in helping people maintain good health and overall well being. Through this course you will learn to help and teach yourself and others to:-
- Express oneself, without being judged.
- Understand why we/they feel in emotional turmoil.
- Express feelings and experiences through various creative arts activities.
- Undergo a healing process.
- Move forward to positive life experiences.
You may be surprised how refreshing, enlightening and enhancing this course is. Take this opportunity to think out of the box, and become open to a new and powerful journey that should change your life for the better personally and professionally.
*This is an award winning Mind Body Education Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy course.
The course's features are:-
* It is Industry Training approved internationally.
*It is Online Study.
*There is ongoing individual support provided.
*Study at home for 10 hours per week.
*The duration of the course is 200 hours over 12 months, with 12 weeks of holiday breaks included.
*Graduates will be certified Creative Arts Therapists, and can use letters Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their title.
*A free membership for the Holistic Creative Arts Therapists Association, and the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association will be provided for one year.
1 payment of £1,150.
2 six monthly payments of £575.
10 monthly payments of £115.
Please enrol, and pick a preferable payment option, either in the enrol button on the homepage, or at the top of this page. If the payment method in the enrolment form is not suitable, please refer to the make a payment section of this website.
A Part-Scholarship is available for students who would be unable to undertake the course without financial assistance. A one-off payment of £575 is required at enrolment, if you are awarded a part-scholarship. Please apply below.
The Holistic Integrated Creative Therapy Course is based on evidenced based practice. The course structure is 20 modules, with both theoretical and practical components.
The theoretical subjects covered are:-
* The physiological and anatomical components of the brain. The many functions and impact of of the brain in relation to emotions, stress, mind/body connection are investigated in great depth. *The history and therapeutic benefits of creative arts therapy are included.
* How to support people with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and grief & loss,
*How to transfer skills to medical settings, setting up community art projects.
*How to set up your own business.
Practical subjects covered are:-
*Art therapy (using paint, watercolours, pens and pencils).
*Tactile therapy (sculture, clay, construction).
*Sandplay & environmental making.
*Music (sound therapy, rhythm making, playing musical instruments).
*Role playing, dance movement, story telling, creative writing, and drama.
A full prospectus is available by requesting one through the Find Out More button below. The Module Content and Timetable, and a list of materials required are also listed in the following two pages.
Do not worry about not having experience of any of the above. You are provided with guidance throughout. Each module has an assessment at the end, which you can work on at your own pace over the two weeks.
Assessment is in the from of completing art projects, reading, watching videos, writing answers to questions, and writing short essays.
This course is open to any person over the age of 18. You should have a willingness and commitment to learn. You do not need to have any qualifications, or any creative abilities. The aim of this course is to enhance your own style of creativeness, which is true to you and no-one else!
It would be suited to individuals:-
*who want to self-heal.
*who work/volunteer in medical, health, with children, social work or community settings.
*people who have, or want to start their own creative arts therapy business.
The Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy course enables Graduates to be multidimensional in its use. Essentially, the outcome leads to a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art-making to improve, and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.
You will be given the knowledge and skills required to confidently run workshops, see people in a group work setting, or on an individual basis.
Holistic Integrated Creative Therapies can provide you with the skills necessary to work with children. It also can be very beneficial for autistic children, and their families.
Creative therapies provided to children can:-
-help express and process emotions.
-help manage stress.
-aid communication and encourage social interaction.
-increase confidence and concentration.
Creative therapies can help our aging population combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Creative therapies in the elderly can:-
-help people with dementia connect with old memories and reminisce about the past, and encourage speech and aid communication.
-enhance brain stimulation.
-encourage and boost physical health.
-enhance mood and feelings of well-being.
-provide a sense of achievement.
Poor mental health can be a traumatic and enduring condition for individuals.
This course can provide you with the knowledge and practical activities to help people to understand how stress and trauma impacts on the reasons for experiencing depression, and anxiety symptoms.
This course for people with mental health conditions can:
-help to introduce relaxation techniques to de-stress.
-encourage social interaction.
-express emotions through creative activities.
Please purchase the following items. The items below have been selected from the Office Works online catalogue. You can substitute any item with a different brand, from a different retailer if you wish, provided the item is similar. You do not need to purchase all the items at once. You will need pens, paint, and A3 Art Diary (Sketch Pad) for the first two modules.
Your Shopping List will cost approximately £100:
1 x Studymate A3 Visual Art Diary FSC 120 Page
1 x Derwent Academy A4 Visual Art Diary
1 x Royal & Langnickel Value Paintbrush Set 25 Piece
1 x J Burrows round Palette 10 Well
1 x J Burrows Primary Colour Acrylic Paint 60ml 5 Pack
1 x Staedtler Twistable Crayons 12 Pack
1 x Faber-Castell Connector Pens 18 Pack
1 x Keji Highlighters Chisel Assorted 4 Pack
1 x Staedtler FIMO Air Basic Modelling Clay 1kg White
1 x Marbig Bindermate 2 Hole Punch
1 x J.Burrows A4 10 Tab Polypropylene Divider Neon
1 x Keji Ballpoint Pens 1mm Assorted 10 Pack
1 x Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Clap1 Clang!
1 x DAS Modelling Clay Terracotta 1kg
1 x Educational Colours Boxwood Clay Tool Set
1 x Educational Colours Jumbo Oil Pastels 12 Pack
Items You will also need
A3 Visual Art Diary (Sketch Book)
A4 Visual Art diary (Sketch Book)
Coloured Connector Pens
2 Hole Punch
A4 10 Tab Dividers
Jumbo Oil Pastels
Ring Binder A4
MODULE CONTENT AND TIMETABLE
Module 1 Theory Module 2 Theory
Unit 0 - Introduction to HICAT Unit 3 - Physiology of the brain
Unit 1 - The Cause and Effect of Stress Unit 4 - Left brain/right brain
Unit 2 - The Mind/Body Connection Unit 5 - Unconscious beliefs and mental patterns
Art Therapy Art Therapy
Module 3 Theory Module 4 Theory
Unit 6 - Exploring emotions Unit 9 - Music and the brain
Unit 7 - History of art therapy Unit 10 - Creative art therapies as emotional healing
Unit 8 - Creative therapies & health Unit 11 - Creative art therapies for recovery and rehabilitation
Sand Play - Tactile Therapy - Sculpture - Mandalas Music Therapy
Module 5 Theory Module 6 Theory
Unit 12 - Art and developing intuition Unit 15 - Sound Therapy and Vibrational Healing
Unit 13 - Drawing from within
Unit 14 - Colour and emotions
Art Therapy Sound Therapy
Module 7 Theory Module 8 Theory
Unit 16 - The Creative Process and Holistic Counselling skill Unit 17 - Revision
Dance and Movement Therapy
Module 9 Theory Module 10 Theory
Unit 18 - The Drama Triangle Unit 22 - Managing groups
Unit 19 - Compassion & Non-judgement Unit 23 - Supporting clients and Holistic counselling skills
Unit 20 - Learning Styles
Unit 21 - Personality types
Creative Writing - Storytelling - Role play Drama - Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums
Module 11 Theory Module 12 Theory
Unit 24 - Working with PTSD Unit 25 - Working with Anxiety Disorder
Unit 26 - Working with Grief and Loss
Unit 27 - Working with Depression
Meditation/Mindfulness & Art Therapy Meditation/Mindfulness Meditation with Music and Movement
Module 13 Theory Module 14 Theory
Unit 28 - Working with Children Unit 29 - Holistic counselling Skill for creative arts therapists
Unit 30 - Meditation for every day
Unit 31 - Meditation in action through art
Unit 32 - Gratitude & art journaling
Games - Movement - Roleplay - Art Art Therapy
Module 15 Theory Module 16 Theory
Unit 33 - Setting up your own practice Unit 36 - Developing community art groups
Unit 34 - Creating a specialised practice Unit 37 - Working in medical settings, and working
Unit 35 - Venues, resources, materials & equipment with seniors and people with special needs
Unit 38 - Ethics, safety & professionalism
Drama - Role Play Visit to an Aged Care Facility, or visit to an elderly
friend or family member to practice Art Therapy
Module 17 Theory Module 18 Theory
Unit 39 - The Drama Triangle Revision Unit 42 - Marketing for creative arts therapists
Unit 40 - Venues, resources, materials and equipment
Unit 41 - Legalities, insurance and joining associations
Dance & Movement Therapy Sandplay - Sculpture
Module 19 Theory Module 20 Theory
Unit 43 - Marketing for creative arts therapists Unit 44 - Marketing for creative arts therapists
Community art projects Graduation