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Creative Art Therapy

"Art is a highly effective form of therapy for relaxation, rejuvenation and recharge. Art gives us strength, happiness, resilience and recovery from any illness. It is because art can sooth, cleanse, and cure our mind completely."

Creative Art Therapy

Art Therapy Objectives

To connect ourselves through art and creativity. To use art as a form of relaxation, stress release, self awareness, gaining insight, finding strength, wellness, healing and treatment. To use art as therapy help in search of creative self, inner self, inner resources, team energy, team resources management, group dynamic and bonding. To create bonding among family members. To create bonding among team members. To enhance personality and improve quality of life. To use art therapy as main core psychological treatment for psychological issues such as anger, inappropriate behaviours, depression, anxiety, fear, withdrawal, school bully, cyber bully, stress, trauma, distress, etc.
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To use art therapy with mindfulness and meditation for therapeutic experience, spiritual journey and help in any healing or recovery from any illness.
To connect to authentic, creative and truthful self to build our mind and body health and wellness. To discover and in search of our strength, talents, creativity and inner resources in order to help us cope with life challenges. To develop team collaboration, team building and interpersonal bonding.
To maximize our full potential through personal growth, awareness, transformation, reflection and insights.

Why Art Therapy

Art Therapy is one of the oldest and most effective form of self care, personal awareness, wellness, mindfulness,  and healing. It is because art is a significant process that touches inside us. It is also an important means for human development, bonding and quality of life.

"Art therapies have been found to alleivate anxiety, depression and stress while increasing resilience and wellbeing. (U.K. Research, 2017)".

Indeed,
Creative Art Therapy is well suited to balance our lives, to improve the quality of life, to heighten awareness, to express, to bond, to strengthen a team, to find new ideas, to find strength, to resolve conflict or mental disorders, to heal mind and body, and many others. Creative Art Therapy is taking Art Therapy with other essential elements to enhance wellness and treatment.
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 "The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived. The arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, longterm conditions, loneliness and mental health. The arts can help save money in the health service and social care.
U.K. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW), 2017. "

Methodologies

Our approach and methodologies are scienitifcally proven and clinically tested to ensure safety and effectiveness of the therapy:

Psychotherapy through Art

Creative Art Therapy uses psychotherapy through art to express, resolve and relieve from all kinds of pressure or stress from life. This form of psychotherapy is subtle and safe. You do not need to talk about it as your art will do the talking and healing.  Creative Art Therapy through psychotherapy allows troubled mind to recover, heal or find creative ways to tend our psychological wounds and trauma.
Mindfulness Therapy

We practice and engage Mindfulness Therapy through the use of art and creativity to find peace, purpose and wellness.

Positive Psychology
We focus on the use of Positive Psychology during Creative Art Therapy process and treatment. Positive psychology is a scientific way to embrace strength of a person or group and using this strength as the source for wellness and treatment.

Creativity-Juice

Creativity-Juice program is introduced throughout the Creative Art Therapy to facilitate members creative thinking, creative problem-solving and visual thought process. This is essential for Creative Art Therapy to engage the active part of our creative self to feel fresh and think differently. Creativity-Juice is to use to remove our mental blocks in order to recover and heal from psychological and physical wounds.

Confidentiality and Transparency

By default, our Creative Art Therapy sessions are strictly confidential unless otherwise they might be harmful or post a danger to self, group, any person or the public. Written consent will be obtained to release any of the art therapy works or information. Art therapist will treat all discussion and art works as personal and private for treatment purpose only. In keeping the confidentiality, we also use transparency for sharing among family members or group. This is also when family members may support the healing and provide feedback to the treatment outcome.
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ART THERAPY Workshop

We provide a series of different Art Therapy workshop, treatment and wellness program for different needs:

Art Therapy for Anger Management
Understand what is anger and how to manage it. Guided imagery and therapeutic process for insight, reflection, resolving and managing angers. Recommended for group therapy, teenagers and people with unknown angers.

Clay Art Therapy
Sensory-based art therapy for complete mind and body wellness, rejuvenation and relaxation. For workplace mental health, meditation and stress release mindfulness therapy.


Workplace Mental Health Art Therapy
A program for workplace mental health care. Ideal for company restructuring, layout, high turnover of staff, and developing winning team to be outstanding in the competition.

Adult Colouring Therapy

We provide subtle and soft approach for Adult doing Colouring as Therapy. Explore, relax, appreciate and rejuvenate from the unique Heritage Colouring Program.

Treatment Medium

The Art Therapy treatment will involves several and a wide range of art medium such as pencil, pastels, charcoal, clay, paint, collages, mural, graffiti, calligraphy, brush painting, finger painting, tempera, acrylic, poster, water colour, colour pencils, markers, collages, colourful paper, etc. Appropriate medium will be chosen taking into consideration for the safetly, readiness, space and resources.

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Language medium

Default in English. Alternative language in Mandarin. Option in Dialect such as Hokkien, Cantonese.

Fee and Duration

Drop in Single Art Therapy Sesison Fee:
$80 nett per session for 1 hour. First session may be used as an trial, assessment and diagnosis. Please contact us if in need of financial assistance.

Treatment Requirement 

For Art Therapy Treatment to be successful, below are some essential requirements: A willingness to engage into art making. A commitment to complete a treatment plan until recovery. A full support from family, relatives, peers, friends or institutions.

Effective Treatment Process

Our treatment is through use of creativity and art to gain good understanding of the cause of the issues. Participants are to engage and enjoy themselves during guided or free art activities. The art therapist will assist and support the participants appropriately. The art therapist will provide appropriate intervention to treat the underlying issues. Verbal communication is secondary to this creative art therapy  treatment. It is more effective when treated without  verbal (talking) because of authentic self can be ready for long term treatment.

Outcome of the therapy can be immediate or subtle after session when participants feel better or change for better.
For children, outcome can be evidenced by their family members or school teachers. Once treatment is successful, participants will move on to their lives or they can join our Regular Art Classes.  Our
Art Therapy treatment is by our qualified, trained and experienced art therapist.

Brief Art Therapist Credential

All our Art Therapy program, treatment and event will be facilitated by qualified, trained and experienced Art Therapist - Mr. Paul Lee. Mr. Lee Thiam Seng (Paul) is an artist, art teacher, art therapist, consultant and founder of UniqArts and Technologies in 1995. Mr. Lee holds a Masters of Art in Art Therapy from LaSalle College of the Arts and a Bachelor Degree in Management from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. 

He has experience in running individual and group art therapy treatment for pupils at Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), women with breast cancer at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), psychotic patients at Changi General Hospital (CGH) Psychiatric Ward, older adults (geriatric) at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital's (KWSH) Day Rehabilitative Center and Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) at CGH. Mr. Lee conducted a research at KKH with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for his Art Therapy masters thesis: "Art Therapy as a Modality of Healing in Stages - For Women with Breast Cancer." Mr. Lee also integrated Taichi exercise with Art Therapy, Team Building through art and creativity and Healing Art Therapy. 

Read more about Art Therapist Mr. Paul Lee

Testimonials

"Dear Paul, Thank you for being a wonderful art therapist. Thanks for your humble service and commitment. May you grow in your profession and reach out to many who are in need. With appreciation (Sir Julia)."

"Eye opener and interesting. This program helps me to understand myself better (Vicki)." "I feel that this program has helped me to increase my self-awareness and to understand myself better (Hajra Bee)"

"The program is good as it encourages usage of art mediums, eg. Paints, colour pencil for expression. The usefulness of this program: 1. Able to use art to express ourselves. 2. Positive psychology helps us to feel more positive and gain higher awareness of ourselves. 3. Respecting the privacy that we need by discussing outside (Angie)."

"I feel that the program helps me to relax, go inside my heart to release something. Instructor (art therapist) gave comments about my strengths that I never think of. Gave me new perspective on myself. The tools are sufficient to use (Mdm Lo Ting Fung)"

"It was interesting how the things we draw shows our inner self. It was also fun to just let go and draw whatever we want. It is useful for people to express themselves (Shermaine)."

"Interesting. Some sharing which I have not ponder on. Get to know my inner personality slightly more (Miss Goh Meng Hwee)."

"Relaxing and allows our hidden deeper self to come through our drawings. Allows insight to own character and affirmation of one's strength (Josephine)."

"Great and processing of the art piece was good! Weakness or strengths and interpretation of the art is different (Joyce Tan)."

"Knowing the strong points about myself. This program helps me to make use of strong points and improve in my weakness. (Mdm Wong)."

"It was a good way to understand oneself and relaxing. This program helps me know myself better. (Hilyan)."

"I feel that I understand my strengths better. Program is useful in sharing with the facilitators (art therapist) and receiving insights (Amirah)."

"I feel refreshed to put my thoughts and paper. Even though I had certain ideas and thoughts before the activity. I was surprised to find that the end product was the same yet different from I had pictured in my mind. The program helped to solidify my thoughts and confirmed some self-doubts and beliefs regarding my strengths and worries. The analysis was spot-on. Fantastic experience! (Bernard)."

"Good and interesting to explore on self strength. This program tap on self strength to maximise self potential for excellency (Mr. Kuak)"

"It was a fun activity and relaxed, especially during a retreat. Bonded the staff through a fun activity (Marie Khong)."

"Interesting. Understands my strength and weakness. How to overcome using inner strength. (Caroline)."


"I truly enjoyed myself, especially with the availability of various different medium of art. Paul was excellent in sharing his knowledge and experiences. Thank you Paul (Suzanah)."  "Good! Therapeutic and healing of unfinished business in the past (Jasmine)."

"Relaxed, able to express myself unconsciously and finding out something about myself (Margaret)." "Intriguing. I got to know myself better; my inner strength. I enjoy the session very much. I wish it could be longer. I would recommend  this program to others (Joanna)."

"Very experiential and interesting. Hope to get such therapeutic workshops in future (Mrs Cheong)." "Very insightful, therapeutic and calming. Learnt a lot of new things and interpretation (Juliana)."

"It was fun. Allowed me to recall schooldays - that was the last time I touched paint and brush. I enjoyed expressing myself in spite of the amateurish strokes. I enjoyed even more Paul's interpretations of the use of colors, space, symbols, type of material and how much of it is unconscious, especially those aspect that tell our past. His insight is deep... Thanks a million! Thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic, useful, applicable session! (Sally)."

"Very therapeutic. It's has been a very long time since I touched paint (Siti Farina)." "Impressed with the insights of the trainer (Mr. Ng)." "I enjoyed the session - quite therapeutic, enjoyed the process and quite proud of my art piece. Realised that anyone can use art therapy, need not be an 'arty' person (Mrs. Goh)."

"A relaxed ambience which makes a person calm and distress. (Norzakiah)."
"It subconsciously surfaced my strength and weaknesses and helped me dealt with my weaknesses in unexpected ways. It surfaced my innermost fears, struggles and even problem with my migrains, creating opportunities for further healing... (Deborah)"
"It was an interesting experience because I did not know how much art can say about a person's personality and emotions. I learned that art can be a very useful tool to express yourself in subtle ways. And I felt that the session was informative and relaxing. (Elizabeth)"

"I feel that it was more therapeutic than expected and that was a pleasant surprises as I am not normally artistic and was worried it would not turn out well. This program would be beneficial to many when done occasionally as it is a calm and relaxing session where they can express their creativity and thoughts. (Cheryl How)"

"Really interesting and therapeutic. It allows the exploration of emotions through art. Something that is not usually brought up in the current Singapore landscape. (Esther Loh)". "Calm, therapeutic, insightful and interesting. Helps me to understand myself better and better regulate and control my emotions. (Cedrick Lee)"

"Therapeutic to engage in art and find out more meaning behind the art through the sharing. Very useful. I was not expecting to gain so much insight regarding the self and emotions. Liked how it linked to psychology. Helps me be more in tune with my emotions and life situations. (Nicole)"

"It was a very relaxing 1.5 hours and was a change of pace from the busy days. It feel good to have the space to create something with my hands. The sharing at the end was very intimate and a nice experience. I definitely felt less stressed after the session. (Melody Tai)"

"It is extremely calm and relaxing when I started drawing. Felt a sense of peace. It is very useful as it really allows oneself to express his or her inner emotions. Good session. (Bryan Chua)"

"I feel it is a good analysis of feelings I have and it sort of makes a good guess about my characters. Pretty useful. I know how to better deal with my feelings and my actions. (Amos )". "It was a fun and therapeutic session. Insights were interesting. The therapy is a good way for those who find it hard to express their inner emotions. (Kaira Tan)"


"It was stress-free and easy. Allows us to unleash our creativity knowing that it is not graded. It has helped me to trace back my memories and deal in my emotions and reflect my family history. (Kyla)". "I thought it was fun, peaceful, interesting to know how an artwork could tell much about the person personality, concerns and resources. Enjoyable sharing session. Rather useful in pointing out certain flaws to look out for. (Sylvia Oon)"

"I was at first reluctant and nervous of what could be read from my art. But I realised that would take a lot of effort and materials. Give us a peaceful time to discuss more of myself and my hidden thoughts. (Azhar B Azmi)"

"Interesting analysis based on just drawings and lines alone. (Gwen)". "A refreshing new activity and allows us to just let loose and concentrate on something other than our daily routines. It allows us to loosen up and find out more about ourselves. (Vernon)". "It was relaxing and informative. It allowed me to understand myself beter in my personal and work situations. (Jerome Ng)"

"Love it! It was intrigued to find out how it will go. Like the processes to understand us through our drawings. It paid off real good! It is really useful for self reflection, getting to know your friends amd partners. I also just let loose! Appreciated the time to doodle and engage in this Art Therapy.  (Amirah)"

"Very relaxing and carried out at a good pace, enjoyed learning about myself and my boundaries. Did not look at it this way before. (Natalia Huam)". "It was especially interesting and at the same time enjoyable. It helped me relax after a day of work. And also understand myself better when the therapist points out actions in which I subconsciously do and its significance. I could relate it to actual situations I face. It was super fun thank you. (Cherie Choo)"

"It was very interesting to find out that the way you draw actually can reflect your personality. I did not think that the outcome would be so accurate. I learnt how I can possibly manage my relationships better and let my guard down. I also learnt interesting things about my friends personality. (Karus Narayanan)"

"Felt that I got to understand myself better. Gives me food for thought, especially in how I organize my life, able to improve my boundary management. Very useful insight into my personality and character. Good for introspection. Great workshop. Love the interactive elements. (Jamie Koh)". "Really interesting! Says what has been in my mind unconsciously. Understand myself more enables me to adjust and try subtle as in my life to make it better. (Cheyenne)"

"It was really very therapeutic and relaxing. I felt good that I was able to destress.  Allow myself to forget about daily stresses and just to concentrate on making my wanted product. It was engaging and the comment Mr. Paul Lee gave was quite accurate as well. (Geraldine Lim)". "It helped me to reflect and introspect better. I think that it is a good programme that allows people to calm down, relax and understand themselves better. It helps me to understand my thoughts and feelings better. (Stephanie Lee)"

"It is a good way to destress and educational at the same time. There is something therapeutic listening to a trained professional speak about the art. It is a very rewarding and relaxing, and it allows us to be still and think about what we are doing with our hands. It takes our mind off the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus on what is before us. It teaches us to be MINDFUL. Thank you for the highly engaging workshop. I learnt more about myself. I love art. Thank you for making me realise that I can do art too :) (Vivien Tan)"

"I feel that this is an excellent way to explore the arty side of oneself. Moreover, coming here with a partner makes the whole session so much more enjoyable. It bonds and creates a better couple and friends relationship at the end of the day. This Art Therapy is really a powerful way of expressing oneself in a form of Art. There are not a lot of people that are vocal enough to express themselves. Through this, an individual can understand him or herself better with the help of a professional. Thank Trainer!!!Have more of such sessions like this and I hope more people are able to benefit from this. (Adrian Liew)"

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