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Acknowledgement to Country

Creative Therapy in Nature acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and sea where we live and work, and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.

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Transpersonal Art Therapy - holistic therapy using creativity and nature

Our experiences in life are filtered through our senses. The activity of creating, either images, sculptures, sounds or movement, involves our senses.

 

The sensory experience of being a client of an Art Therapist can enable new ideas to form about the self and even assist in healing past experiences that the client may have lived through.

 

Art Therapy goes beyond the use of words, using visual symbols and expressions, sounds and movement to possibly access inner healing, wisdom and insight. 

 
 

Louise Chalmers 

Louise has worked with people to assist them with goal-setting, accessing their inner spiritual dimensions and assisting with healing past trauma. She has worked with people experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, emotional trauma and grief and loss.

 
Louise has work experience with both children and adults at a refuge for domestic violence, and at a children’s therapy centre. She has studied transpersonal art therapy as well having degrees in science and psychology. She is dedicated to assisting others with healing through creativity and with nature. Louise's background of working with clients with epilepsy for 11 years helped develop a deep compassion and empathy for others and their health struggles, as did her childhood personal struggles, which are shared in this narrative.

Education:
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Griffith University, Gold Coast)
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies (University of Southern Queensland)
Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy (Ikon Institute of Australia, Brisbane) 


 

Art therapy using creative processes and nature.

 

Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland near a World Heritage National park, the studio enables connection with nature at the same time as connecting with your inner healing through creativity. 
 

THE STUDIO IS CURRENTLY UNDER RENOVATION -

HOME VISIT OR ONSITE AVAILABLE FOR NATURE THERAPY
 


Art Therapy
~art, music, nature and movement (stress management, goal setting, life changes and life challenges)

 

 

Therapy Half Day Retreat
~includes Nature Therapy walk in rainforest/parkland and 1.5 hours Art Therapy 






 

 
 
 


Testimonials from people who have had Art Therapy individually or in a therapy group facilitated by Louise:

“I felt a lot better after the art therapy. Amazing experience. I look forward to more artwork. I can watch myself change or see better who I am on the inside....re-gain peace, consolation and confirmation in the soul...” 

~Rachael, Gold Coast

“Creative therapy in nature provides a supportive environment where you can take things at your own pace. Highly recommend as it incorporates art therapy with nature and connection to the mind and body. Definitely worth a visit!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” ~Courtney, Gold Coast

“...such an awesome way to connect with people, very calming and supportive space to work in...” ~Kym, Gold Coast


“...thank you for the therapy! You totally know how to give what’s needed in art and so much more! I think you may even be channeling some psychic abilities as you provided mediums I wanted without me ever even asking you! You’re so easy to talk to and made each session feel like I was just hanging with a really good friend! Highly highly recommend you to anyone and everyone!" ~Kat, Gold Coast

“I really enjoyed our session!... I really appreciate that you care ... To be honest you were wonderful and you are definitely where you should be. All the very best and please trust your instincts and ability - thank you once again for enabling me to see insights into all this 🙏🌱🌈” ~Lauren, Brisbane

“... Mum said to tell you she had been for a walk every morning this week and she credits the work she did with you ☺ . That's amazing. She hasn't been able to get into it since our dog died last year because it is sad going for walk without him...” ~Rebecca, Brisbane