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Event Details - SELF CARE & ART THERAPY for PROFESSIONALS Workshop-Symbol Beads

Title: SELF CARE & ART THERAPY for PROFESSIONALS Workshop-Symbol Beads
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This workshop is one in a series of SELF CARE for PROFESSIONALS Creative Experiential Workshops. 

Each workshop provides Counsellors & Therapists with:

  • An opportunity for Your Essential Self Care through creative and experiential processes
  • Learn an introduction to Art Therapy techniques for you to use with Clients
  • Labyrinth meditation walk for grounding insight

Kerryn Knight is a Transpersonal Art Therapist, Counsellor, Supervisor, founder of Kindred Art Space and seasoned presenter.

With this experience Kerryn leads you on a journey of Self Care and Professional Development.  She provides you with take-away items that you can use with your clients.

Set in a unique, creative and nurturing venue - Kindred Art Space, you an invited to walk the mosaic Labyrinth in the Meditation and Healing Garden to further ground the insight gained from the workshop.

Course / Workshop Outline:

This three hour workshop will provide you with an introduction to art therapy.  The workshop includes creative and experiential processes coupled with practical tools to use with clients.

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

More about this Symbol Beads Workshop:

Using various mediums, this ritual allows you to choose and thread a series of symbols based on themes including personal strength, cultural heritage, hopes and dreams as well as your growing edge and challenges.

Beginning with a guided meditation, you are then invited to choose or create beads to thread and tie together as a response to a series of questions designed to evoke the soul to speak. Through this deep therapeutic workshop the wearable and transportable symbols become a powerful positive reminder of your inner resources and resilience when needed such as in times of stress and anxiety or to remind you to continue on your path to your joy and passion.

The 'Symbol Beads' workshop will provide you with:

  • Mindfulness techniques for daily self-care
  • Guided Imagery process for relaxation
  • Creative expression to gain insight into personal and professional strengths and challenges to build resilience
  • Learn creative techniques for you to use with clients
  • Labyrinth walk 
  • Sharing Circle
  • Take-away items include the art making you create during the workshop

More about the Labyrinth & Sharing Circle:

A Labyrinth, or symbolic spiral has been created as a mosaic in the Meditation & Healing Garden at Kindred Art Space for you to walk along carrying your creative processes you have made during the workshop. Labyrinth’s are designed for spiritual healing and also to set your intention at a deep symbolic level. It helps ground the wisdom you have gained by the therapeutic processes of the workshop and bring this into your daily life and into your practice.

Take-Away items include the art making you create during the workshop

Who should attend?: The workshop is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, art therapists, psychologists and therapists wanting to take time out in a professional and supportive environment for creative and experiential self care as well as learn techniques to use with clients. 


Start/End Date: 07/12/2019 to 07/12/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 12:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Kerryn Knight
Contact Name: Kerryn Knight
Contact Phone: 0450 253 990
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Dip. Transpersonal Art Therapy; Adv. Dip. of Business (Accounting); Cert. IV Training & Assessment; currently studying Masters of Arts in Therapeutic Practice

Kerryn Knight is a registered supervisor and member of the ACA College of Supervisors, a registered Level 2 Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Sand Play Therapy Master Practitioner and Transpersonal Art Therapist.

Kerryn’s formal qualifications include Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy, Adv. Diploma of Business (Accounting), Certificate of Supervision; Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment and she is currently studying Masters of Arts in Therapeutic Practice.

Before commencing her Counselling & Art Therapy private practice in 2008, Kerryn became an accidental counsellor in her retail jewellery business some 20 years prior where her passion for the therapeutic relationship began.  She has also held management positions in the marketing industry and project management and staff training in the not-for-profit sector.  In 2016 Kerryn founded Kindred Art Space.  This nurturing, welcoming creative warehouse conversion is a gallery and workshop space encircled by beautifully furnished consulting rooms, complete with a unique meditation garden and atrium rooftop garden.  Kerryn’s busy schedule of seeing clients and attending to the Practice Management of her centre has led her to create a series of self-care processes essential for her to run her successful practice. 

Kerryn’s unique background enables her to provide you with an introduction to art therapy techniques for your professional development; techniques to use for your self-care and techniques to use with your clients of all ages.  For more details about Kerryn Knight, her SELF CARE for PROFESSIONALS Art Therapy Workshop services and Kindred Art Space visit:

Address: Kindred Art Space
Address 2: 22 Kookaburra Street
Suburb: Frankston
State: VIC
Postcode: 3199
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea
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Cost ($): Early Bird $99 / Full Fee $ 149
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