Arts 4 Mums!

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Are you drained from caring for a child with special needs? Have you received a recent diagnosis for your child and need some support and contact with other parents who have been through this? Are you overwhelmed and just need some time for you? This group will provide a safe and supportive container for you to rest, unwind, and connect with yourself and others using fun, creative processes.

Arts therapy uses creative modalities to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. The emphasis is on the process of creating and meaning-making, rather than on the end product.

The group sessions may include movement, dance, art-making, talking, and mindfulness practice. The group is open to all mothers who are parenting a child with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. This group is equally appropriate for those who are comfortable with creative processes, and those who are terrified of moving or drawing! The group is also open to mothers of typically developing children who would like some support, to have fun, be creative, and meet other Mums.

Thursday mornings (fortnightly), Mt Albert/Morningside, during term time. The group size is limited.