15-16-17 MAY 2020
Let us go now to Datça for it is there we can listen to the stirrings of nature’s reawakening. These murmuring voices may lead us to notice and explain new feelings and thoughts blossoming inside us, thus spurring us on to action. The sweet caress of the breezes, the forgotten fragrance of almonds, the newly blossoming spring flowers, the limpidity of the sea are all waiting for you at Datça. Be ready to be seduced by nature.
We bask in a pure natural setting as we are immersed in a program of Art as Therapy, all of which unfolds in the open air and with natural materials. This unique experience leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we learn how to find the place and meaning of our own personal stories as they exist within a place that is replete with generations upon generations of history and multitudes of stories and lives.
What Is Expressive Art Therapy Based on Nature?
Expressive Art Therapy is a therapy technique that makes it possible for a person to discover and transform him or herself by gaining awareness through artistic forms. In this method, art materials and nature supersede our reliance upon words for personal expression. Various artistic media like dance and movement, visual arts, stories, and drama lead us on a journey into self-discovery while the ever-so-gentle touch of art reveals new understandings, including a deeper realization of the individual’s personal needs.
When these activities unfold in nature and with natural materials, they acquire a much more productive stance, one that spurs creativity. It is precisely for this reason that these exercises are carried out in a place that is imbued with both historical and nature-based perspectives.
Who Best Responds to Art Expressive Therapy?
There is no “best” respondent to this therapy, for this program is beneficial to any and all who desire to increase his or her self-awareness, who want to follow a path of self-discovery, and who are open to injecting new perspectives into their life views. Levels of artistic ability of participants are completely irrelevant.
This three-day program depends on the participation of a minimum of ten self-seekers.