Looking for 2 participants for a project in Croatia.

Dates: 10 days including travel days between 22nd of November till 6th of December in Osijek, Croatia(exact dates will be updated soon)

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses various creative media of artistic expression in working with clients. The purpose of this therapeutic approach is to improve mental and general health that begins with the expression of thoughts and feelings in a nonverbal way. Art therapy is an integrative approach that enables an individual, family or community to recover from traumatic or challenging periods of life and to improve the quality of life in certain circumstances.
The multimodal approach in art therapy involves painting, drawing, using collages, modeling, photography and many other visual techniques. Such an approach respects each client’s personal style of expression, as a means of communication. Art therapy allows the expression of thoughts and feelings at the same time, because visual works can often display content that words cannot. Because we predominantly experience trauma in images, art therapy allows us direct access to the unconscious and develops a creative and alternative way of overcoming problems by looking at visuals that are often unexpected.

Movement and dance therapy is a creative, expressive therapy that applies movement and dance with the aim of improving the emotional, cognitive, social and physical integration of the individual. Movement and posture reflect internal, psychic content and personality, and changes in patterns of movement and posture resulting in healthy changes in the psyche. During this type of therapy, the client gradually gains access to emotions and mental processes through the awareness of his body.

Drama therapy focuses on the targeted use of the healing aspects of drama and theater as therapeutic processes. The methods used on that occasion encourage creativity, imagination, learning, cognition and development. Drama therapy is a diverse profession so it is important to ensure that professional standards are maintained. Playwrights are trained to help the client find the most appropriate medium to engage in group or individual therapy, where they will become aware and work, or make more tolerable, problematic content that bothers him.
Playwrights apply for their work in a variety of contexts such as schools, clinical and hospital settings, prisons or volunteer work. With their adaptive approach, they demonstrate the ability to work with clients whose needs are diverse, such as the youngsters with mental issues from various reasons such as covid brought to our lives, even elderly with dementia, adolescents prone to self-harm, neurological patients or women with postpartum depression.

HOW TO APPLY?

Send your CV and Motivation Letter to fiohapplications@gmail.com with the title TC-Croatia