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Far from home and friends? Feeling lonely?

 

Too much stress?

 

Overwhelmed by problems?

 

Need support?

 

Be the designer of your life!

 

Let me help you cope with your difficulties and support you in building up the life you want in Hungary!

Please note that from July 2020 I provide coaching, counseling, art therapy and art coaching services exclusively in the framework of education, scientific or art activities, in mediation processes (relationship,  business, workplace, divorce mediation) or within general business counseling services!

 

 

ErnART – Coaching and Counseling

 

I know from my own experience, that moving abroad can be a life changing and inspiring experience, however it also brings a lot of distress to handle and problems to be solved, you didn’t need to face before.

 

Starting a new life far from home is challenging, and you may feel that it’s too difficult to cope with all of this alone. Although it’s the most difficult to ask for support when we feel we’re weak, it’s worth it.

 

Having someone to share your problems and fears with in an accepting environment helps releasing distress, but with professional support it may also help you reconnect with your inner resources and find the answers for your questions.

 

According to my belief, coaching is an inner journey where I accompany my clients on their path of personal development and support them in reaching goals they set.

 

At the coaching sessions step by step we walk together your way from defining your questions to the realization of a fulfilling life.

 

If you feel that you need support to cope with the challenges of life that living abroad brings, please don’t hesitate to call and set an appointment! Be the designer of your new life! Build up your new life in Hungary the way you want!

If you have little time, or for any reason you’re not able to attend the sessions, we can hold the coaching sessions via Skype as well.

 

ErnART – Art Coaching

Our personality is reflected in everything we do. However, if we create something, it can provide even ourselves with additional information on what is inside of us, and how we work. During art therapy and art coaching sessions with the methods of fine art like drawing, painting, claywork, montage, collage etc. you can experience the releasing power of creating while you can also meet your inner self and may find the answers to your big questions in life.

We complete thematical creations with classical coaching and other verbal techniques as well as with drawing anaylsis and tests. With these methods you can reach a deeper understanding of yourself and your life. At the same time, by inspiring your creativity in various ways, you can get new impetus to move out from your comfort zone, and make the first steps towards a happier life.

Personal Art Coaching Sessions

If you feel like wandering in your world via art coaching

  • you can get away from your everyday life,
  • playing with colours and shapes,
  • releasing your emotions, and
  • discovering your unknown side,
  • you receive support and help with solving your problems.

Art therapy and art coaching sessions are built on free creation, that itself has a stress relieveing effect, helps to get away from everyday life, and find again our playful self.

At the same time, if you wish to address issues, thematical creating provides a unique opportunity to process the events of your life, your relationships and your problems in such a way that you can find new directions and can make the first steps towards change.

 

Topics that can be approched by methods of art therapy:

  • improving self awareness and self esteem
  • understanding and expressing emotions
  • understanding and changing recurring life events, destructive relationship and other patterns
  • understanding and resolving relationship issues
  • developing effective conflict handling strategies
  • managing stress and learning effective stress releasing methods
  • helping to cope with the challenges of life that living abroad brings
  • helping to move forward from difficult situations where you feel stuck
  • helping foreigners fitting in Hungary by understanding Hungarian customs and way of living providing a friendly and supportive environment to share emotions and experiences
  • improving and supporting free self expression via creative activities

 

At the sessions, that may last 1,5 or 2 hours you may relax and recharge in a supporting environment, and find the key to your questions in life.

 

 

 

For children

 

Development of creativity and emotional life, anxiety and stress managament with art therapy methods and children’s yoga

 

Children act much more intuitively than adults, they relate more to the visual world, they are genuinely creative, and enjoy their own movements. If we help them with deploying their natural creativity and support their emotional and social development, we base that they will find their own creative answers to all arising issues, and will be able to cope with any kind of stress appearing in their lives.

Art therapy and children’s yoga offer tools in this field. I combine these methods in order to provide children with many variable possibilities to process their experiences and to express themselves.

In case of children thematic creation of a piece of art in a group, with a leadership of an art therapist, provides the children with the joy of creating, whereas improves creativity, helps them recognize and express their feelings, manage stress, find unique solutions to any issues, and improves self confidence as well. Excercises used in children’s yoga, that I use variably during the sessions, strengthen the aforesaid effects and the overall experience.

 

About Me

Self development and self recognition called my attention during my legal career. I soon became curious about how I could help also others to connect with their inner resources through self recognition, and reach their best selves in all aspects in their lives.

Besides my own self-reflection and self development work, I started learning officially how to help others with their emotional difficulties in the framework of the two years mental health and organization development counselor postgradute course of Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary), where I gained thorough knowledge of basic psychology and learned several useful methods to assist and accompany clients in hard times.

Since I have always been interested in drawing and painting (although I never really studied art), the idea came to me that I could combine my interest in psychology with my passion for art. I know from my own experience how energized it feels when I create, so I thought that this energy could be applied to support emotional development as well. Driven by this idea, I studied visual expression psychology at Prof. Dr. Zoltán Vass, and art therapy at John Wesley College (Budapest, Hungary) at a two years postgraduate course. Even since I graduated I take part at art therapy workshops and short courses to widen my knowledge and set of methods I can use in my practice.

I started leading art therapy and art coaching groups and individual self development processes organized around thematical creations, where I support everbody in reaching their own goals. These goals can be either just having a meaningful and energizing spare time activity, raising self –awareness and self recognition, reaching an inner peace, or coping with difficult life situations, like a divorce.

In parallel with the above, I earned mediator and coach qualifications as well, and currently I study psychology at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church (Budapest, Hungary)

These courses enrichened my methods, so besides art therapy, I assist my clients in classical conversational ways as well (coaching, mental health counselling, mediation) in solving their conflicts (either in relationship crises or business disputes), or in developing their workplace and business skills. However, a creative approach and attitute is present also here, because I help all my clients in approaching their problems and their role in it from new points of view that leads to moving forward.

After having spent abroad shorter and longer periods of time, I realised how important emotional support is, and decided that I would like to give other people the help I also would have needed when I was travelling in different countries, and had to face all the problems that came accross.

From July 2020 I provide coaching, counseling, art therapy and art coaching services in the framework of education, scientific or art activities, in mediation processes (relationship,  business, workplace, divorce mediation) or within general business counseling services!

Regardind my activities related to business issues, please check www.mediator.org.hu.

If you think that I can assist you, please contact me at +36306243945 or erna.adamko@gmail.com.

Dr. Erna Adamkó

mental health and organization development counselor

integrated art therapist

mediator

business and leadership coach

 

www.ernart.hu

www.mediator.org.hu

 

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

https://www.facebook.com/ernart.muveszetterapia/

https://www.facebook.com/jogaszmediatorbudapest/

 

 

 

 

References

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I found art therapy with Erna really helpful. I’m a very cerebral person and it can be hard for me to really feel my emotions, hold still and go deeper. With art I can express things I don’t know how to express in words. It lead me to places regular talking therapy didn’t. Erna is empathic and I felt immediately relaxed and I feel like I can open myself up and she will understand and not judge me no matter what i say. I recommend trying art therapy with her, at least once, to everyone. It’s one of my favourite parts of my week. No matter how stressed I go in I always come out relaxed and full of new thoughts and energy. The mess from my head left behind on the paper. 🙂 ”

Art therapy with Erna was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere in the sessions was really warm and friendly. It helped me relax and let my creativity express my emotions and ideas in an abstract way through art. The activities were diverse and very interesting. I could feel a bond of trust developing between me and the other participants as we got to know each other.

A wonderful environment with nice techniques to express and find yourself. Erna is a heart-warming person who gives you freedom and practice for the tasks, and leads you to a more open and positive being. It is really worth it and you can nicely figure out how you can even start to express feelings on your own.”

The sessions were very enjoyable, exploring different media, including, oil pastels, soft pastels, water colours, cut ups and collage. I enjoyed exploring each form of media…..The other people in the group were very friendly and welcoming and over the course of the 4 weeks I felt I got to know them very well as people…

I think Erna is an excellent tutor/guide, encouraging and challenging us to try explore different techniques.. I would recommend the course and would be keen to attend others if the opportunity arose again.”

 

 

Contact

 

Dr. Erna Adamkó

Coach

Art Coach

Integrated Art Therapist

Mental hygienist and organization development counselor

Mediator

 

Tel: +36 30 624 3945

E-mail: erna.adamko@gmail.com

 

 

Szondi street 54.

H-1063 Budapest

Find me on:

 

 

From July 2020 I provide coaching, counseling, art therapy and art coaching services exclusively in the framework of education, scientific or art activities, in mediation processes (relationship,  business, workplace, divorce mediation) or within general business counseling services!

There are numerous recipes and videos available online and offline that helps you create your own paints and plasticines, if you don’t want to buy them, but you’re interested in trying new materials.

Here are a few examples, you can start with.

You can prepare an easy water based paint with the help of this recipe:

https://tinkerlab.com/salt-and-flour-paint/

But you can prepare a paint even from pudding and food colourings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDc5xwiM0fM&fbclid=IwAR27RxG6ca9AKR9ohdTflzXaB-VpqjCI97Enoq5IlR5SYhteJ2KB70Vuk_U

And finally a great salt-flour plasticine recipe:

20 decagram flour

20 decagram salt

125 ml water

2-3 teaspoon oil

Put the ingerdients in a big bowl, and mix them thoroughly. Your plasticine is ready! J

If you wish your creation be long lasting, dry it in a warm owen for 30-40 min. at 100-110 ˙C. When you’re ready you can even apply  transparent lacquer on it!

Try the recipes and register in the next online art therapy group or individual art coaching, where you can prepare your creations with your own paints and plasticines!

In relation to the registration and other details, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Dr. Erna Adamkó

integrated art therpaist

mental health and organization development counselor

mediator

+36306243945

erna.adamko@gmail.com

www.ernart.hu/en

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

 

Do you feel alone with your problems? Are you anxious because of the insecurity of these days? Do you have too many empty hours and other times not being able to handle the loads of tasks? Is it difficult to slow down and relax? Do you miss connection with others?

Try art therapy online, and relate to others through a creating process!

Dates

13th May – 24th June

on Wednesdays 11:00 – 13:00

First session 13th May 11:00

 

Art therapy gives you the opportunity to connect with your deepest self and also others via the joint creating process, and the evolving community provides you support to cope with the challenges of your life, to find your inner resources and gain impetus to move forward. In the meanwhile preparing your own creations helps you get out of your quarantine and fly to places you like.

If you are curious what art therapy can give you online, check out the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/ and  the creations and feedbacks of others participated in our 14 Days Creative Challenge as follows: https://www.facebook.com/events/1302119333313300/

How do the sessions happen now, since we cannot meet?

Under the special present circumstances we hold the sessions online, and you don’t need to worry neither for not having any particular artistic tools or materials. These sessions are built on the creativity existing in all of us (there is such creativity in everybody indeed 🙂 ), So you don’t need to have any special artistic talent or particular tools. We prepare creations from everything we have at  home, anything can be good. You’ll see how refreshing it will be to look at your well-known environment from a new perspective when looking for materials to use for your creations! But if this is not enough, you can find further ideas at www.ernart.hu/news and in the Facebook group!

Why is it worth joining?

The process of joined creation helps you get away from your everyday problems, helps you express your feelings, and refills you with energy, that alleviates stress and anxiety.

Besides, it creates such a community you can turn to, that we need now more than ever. In relation to our creations we share with each other our emotions and thoughts, and support each other in coping with problems, while we also learn about ourselves.

 

In relation to registration and other details please don’t hesitate to contact me!

If you prefer individual sessions, it’s also possible, please contact me!

Lookig forward to meeting with you! 🙂

Dr. Erna Adamkó

integrated art therapist

mental health and organization development counselor

mediator

+36306243945

erna.adamko@gmail.com

www.ernart.hu/en

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

Nowadays, as we spend much more time at home than usual, and don’t have the opportunity to relax with our friends or even go to the theater or the movies, we have the time to discover new ways of spending spare time.

If you’ve already been thinking about going to an art therapy course, but due to the lack of time eventually you never did, or have just met this possibility, but you’re interested in self development  and self awareness raising methods, miss change from your life and could enjoy getting away from your everyday life for a few hours each week, an art therapy online course has just been invented for you!

Art therapy gives you the chance of awakening your creativity, and flying to unknown lands with the wings of your creations. In the meanwhile  you can discover yourself from a different point of view in a supporting environment (in a group or in a therapeutical relationship), where you can share your emotions and thoughts, and get help to connect with your resources and cope with your difficulties.

And you don’t even need to go out from home, it works perfectly online as well!

What will you need for this?

Art therapy is based on the process of creation, for which you can use anything that your interests and openness allow you to.

Do you have a favourite method? Would you like to paint? Or prefer drawing? Would you try working with clay?  Just get the necessary tools and materials for it e.g. a few paintbrushes and 5-6 colours of aquarelle or acrylic paint, some colour pencils, chalks, or a few pieces of clay. You’ll be able to use them, because we’ll taylor the art therapy tasks to your favourite techniques!

Or do you have no idea what you would enjoy, but you’re interested in trying the tools and techniques we use at the art therapy sessions? I help you with pleasure, and after the first discussion you’ll be able to choose easily!

What if you can’t get any artistic means or materials to use at the sessions?

If, for any reason, you can’t buy any artistic materials at all, you still don’t miss anything! There are a lot of available recipes for preparing your own home made paint or plasticine. Either you make paints out of puddings, or use a self made salt-flour plasticine, you’ll see, that it will be even more exciting to work with them at the sessions!

Since everybody has different materials, all the art therapy tasks will be tailored to you, but still there will be tasks for which everbody will have the same type of materials….

And these type of tasks will be those, where you’ll have to activate your inner creativity the most! You’ll use the objects from your environment and others, that you collect from the nature. It’s already exciting to check what you notice in your surroundings as potential material for your creations! Pebbles, pieces of wood, leaves etc. can gain a new sense through a creation!

If you’re interested how this can look like in practice, please check out some works prepared at the art therapy sessions at

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

Try it, and register in the next art therapy group or take individual art coaching sessions!

In relation to the registration and other details, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Dr. Erna Adamkó

integrated art therpaist

mental health and organization development counselor

mediator

+36306243945

erna.adamko@gmail.com

www.ernart.hu/en

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

Do you feel lonely? Are you anxious because of the insecurity and the sudden changes? Are there too many empty hours and other times not being able to handle the loads of tasks? Is it difficult to slow down? Do you miss the connection with other?

Try art therapy online, and relate to others through a creating process!

Dates

15th April – 06th May

on Wednesdays 10:00 – 13:00 (group 1) 18:00 – 21:00 (group 2)

First session 15th April 10:00 and 18:00

 

Art therapy gives you the opportunity to connect with others via the joint creating process, and the evolving community provides you support to cope with the chaellenges of this difficult situation, to find your inner resources and gain impetus to move forward. In the meanwhile preparing your own creations helps you get out of your quarantine and fly to places you like.

If you are curious what art therapy can give you online, check out the creations and feedbacks of others participated in our 14 Days Creative Challenge as follows: https://www.facebook.com/events/1302119333313300/

How do the sessions happen now, since we cannot meet?

Under the special present circumstances we hold the sessions online, and you don’t need to worry neither for not having any particular artistic tools or materials. These sessions are built on the creativity existing in all of us (there is such creativity in everybody indeedJ ), So you don’t need to have any special artistic talent or particular tools. We prepare creations from everything we have at  home, anything can be good. You’ll see how refreshing it will be to look at your well-known environment from a new perspective when looking for materials to use for your creations!

Why is it worth joining?

The process of joined creation helps you get away from your everyday problems, helps you express your feelings, and refills you with energy, that alleviates stress and anxiety.

Besides, it creates such a community you can turn to, that we need now more than ever. In relation to our creations we share with each other our emotions and thoughts, and support each other in coping with problems, while we also learn about ourselves.

 

In relation to registration and other details please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Dr. Erna Adamkó

integarted art therpaist

mental health and organization development counselor

mediator

+36306243945

erna.adamko@gmail.com

www.ernart.hu/en

https://www.facebook.com/ernartcoaching/

 

As a professional mental health counsellor and art therapist I have been thinking about a lot how I could offer help to those that feel despaired or have difficulties with coping with the stress and the solitude of the (voluntary) quarantine and of the separation from the loved ones in the present situation caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

Two possibilities came to my mind, that I will realize from Monday.

Since I have been dealing with art therapy I got acquainted with a lot of creative people  whom joined creation helped find their emotional balance again and flourish their hidden capacities. At the same time I heard often that during the hurry of everyday life they don’t have the time for drawing or painting, although they have a deep desire to do so.

For this reason it came to my mind that we could use the opportunities of the long hours at home in these difficult days to recharge ourselves and support each other with joint creating.

Creating sets us free, helps forget the difficulties of our situation and feel the joy of life, that we  all really need.

In order to support this I advertise a 14 Day Creative Challenge starting tomorrow.

Details:

  1. I create a Facebook event in the group ErnArt – Coaching and Counseling in English, where I upload every morning at 09:00 a.m. a topic for the day, in relation to which we will make creations.
  2. You can use any technique, tool and material, you can draw, paint, use clay or create a montage, collage or an installation, it may contain only of a few lines or it can be a real masterpeace, but the only task is to make a creation in relation to the topic and upload its photo under the event with or without a comment.
  3. Gather inspiration from the others’ photo, and support them with your comments!
  4. Continue making creations for two weeks and feel the energy deriving from your art and the unity with others!
  5. If you can join later or have to leave out a day or two, don’t worry you, can make it up afterwards!

Besides the above I also help individuals who feel the need of talking to a professional in the framework of mental health counselling and life coaching sessions. due to the present situation I decided to offer for 50% of the regular fee a limited number of online helping conversation and life–coaching sessions. The fee of these sessions: 20 EUR / 50 min.

If you feel that it could help to talk to a professional, please contact me in e-mail:

erna.adamko@gmail.com

Dr. Erna Adamko

mental health and organization development counselor

art therapist

mediator

Please note that mental health counseling and life coaching does not substitute psichoteraphy. If you have a diagnosed disorder or for any other reason you need the assistance of a psychologist or a psychiatrist, please consult such professonals.

Art Coaching Course in English in the City Centre! September – October 2019

 

Would you like to meet your inner self through the means of art?

Would you like to devote time to yourself and feel recharged?

Want to meet new people?

 

Evolve your creativity and get know yourself better in an inspiring group!

 

Whatever you do, it reflects who you are. However, when you create freely, you can see yourself in a mirror you could never imagine. Creation leads you to find your inner resources, and thus recharged, your images can make you understand your deepest self is telling you.

You don’t need to know anything about drawing or arts, neither must be skillful, it still works!

During art coaching sessions with the help of drawing, painting (aquarelle, Indian ink), claywork etc. you can experience the releasing power of creating while you may also see the answers to your big questions in life. Besides, in the group you can share your thoughts and experiences and in the group everybody provides support and inspiration to one another in a relaxed atmosphere, so you can feel belonging and accepted.

We combine thematical creations with conversations to ensure a whole experience.

The sessions last app. 2,5-3 hours in order to give you all the time that you need, without the sense of being rushed.

I believe that our creativity needs time to unfold, as well as we need time to get away from our everyday routines and connect with each other. Here you can experience all this!

The groups are made up of 3-6 participants in order to ensure the intimate atmosphere, and personal attention to you.

Come and recharge yourself through art, and make new friends!

Schedule:

Thursdays 18:00 – 20:30 (12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31th October)

Location: Szondi street 54. Budapest HU-1063 (close to Kodály Körönd metro station or Westend)

Fee of the course is HUF 79.000 / 8 sessions (HUF 9,875 / session).

All the equipment and premium quality materials to be used are included in the price.
Free coffee, tea and snacks during the sessions.

The groups are led by: Dr. Erna Adamkó art coach, integrated art therapist, counselor

Registration:

  1. First of all, please, register by sending your name and contact details to the following e-mail address: adamko@gmail.com

Please, also indicate, that you would like to register for the art coaching course that starts in September.

 

  1. You can confirm your registration by the payment of 30 % of the fee of the course (HUF 26.300). You will receive the payment details after your e-mail registration.

 

I can ensure your place in the group in the order of the payments. You can pay the rest of the fee persosnally 30 minutes before the first session.

Discount! If you transfer the fee of the whole course before the first session, the reduced fee of the course for you is HUF 75.000.

Cancellation! We would regret it if you couldn’t come, but don’t worry you won’t lose your money if you cancel your participation 24 hours before the first session! If, for any reason you cannot come to this course, you can use the paid sum at the next course to be advertised or for individual art coaching sessions within 2 months!

If you don’t cancel your registration 24 hours prior to the first session, your paid fee is lost.

I guarantee a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere where you can unfold your hidden creative qualities and can connect with others! Join and enjoy Thursday evenings with us!

If you have any questions, please visit www.ernart.hu or call me: +36 30 6243945

People who decide to move to a new country are usually courageous and opened to new experiences and adventures. It makes us richer to meet cultures, people, worldviews and ways of living, surprisingly different from our own. It keeps us fresh, since we may learn exciting new things each day, and can lead us to a deeper understanding of the world. Living abroad is a fantastic experience not comparable to anything else, but on the other hand it comes with certain difficulties that need to be handled.

Being far from home, family, friends, and the familiar environment,  as well as the stunning amount of new experiences may make us feel a little lonely though, now and then. Especially, when we face problems in our life. When we feel more vulnerable than usual anyway, we may lose emotional balance and miss very much the support of our loved ones and the security of the habitual environment, like a cup of coffee with our best friend in our favourite café.

However, coping succesfully with our problems and finding balance in hard times is essential. During art therapy sessions you can find your answers to your questions in life in an emotionally supportive environment, through drawing, painting and other techniques. In the friendly atmosphere, where you feel understood and accepted, I help you to find solutions.

You don’t need to know anything about art or drawing, the methods awaken the natural creativity in you, that exists in all of us.

Thus, besides reaching again your inner balance, you’ll  feel understood and full of energy by the end of the sessions.

If you feel that you need some support, give art therapy a try, and call me at +36306243945 or e-mail to erna.adamko@gmail.com

Emotional Recharging Courses in the City Centre!

 

Do you feel exhausted? Need some time for yourself?

Indulge in your creativity and  nourish your soul at our courses!

 

Whatever you do, it reflects who you are. However, when you create freely, you can see yourself in a mirror you could never imagine.

Creation leads you to find your inner resources, and thus recharged, your images can make you understand what your deepest self is telling you.

You don’t need to know anything about drawing or arts, neither must be skillful, it still works!

During art therapy and art coaching sessions with the help of drawing, painting (aquarelle, Indian ink), claywork etc. you can experience the releasing power of creating while you may also see the answers to your big questions in life.

We combine thematical creations with conversations to ensure a whole experience.

The sessions last app. 2-3 hours in order to give you all the time that you need, without the sense of being rushed.

I believe that our creativity needs time to unfold, as well as we need time to get away from our everyday routines and connect with each other. Here you can experience all this!

The groups are made up of 4-6 participants in order to ensure the intimate atmosphere, and personal attention to you.

Come and recharge yourself through art, in a friendly and supporting environment!

Schedule:

Tuesdays 18:00 – 21:00 (12th, 19th, 26th February; 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th April)

Individual art coaching and counselling sessions are also available on other dates.

 

Location: Szondi street 54., Budapest HU-1063 (close to Westend, Nyugati metro station and Kodály Körönd)

 

Fee of the course is HUF 10,000/session.

All the equipment and premium quality materials to be used are included in the price.

Free coffee, tea and snacks during the sessions.

 

The groups are led by: Dr. Erna Adamkó integrated art therapist, mental health and organization development counsellor, mediator

Registration:

Step 1: Send an e-mail to erna.adamko@gmail.com

Step 2: Transfer the fee of the first month of the course (HUF 40,000) to the following bank account:

Dr. Adamkó Erna

11670009-56434101-70000001

Indicate in the ”Comments” Section your e-mail address and which group you would like to join!

Step 3: You receive a confirmation in e-mail regarding the payment and the registration.

 

Please note, that the registration is not final until the fee of the course has not arrived! The fee is not to be reimbursed, since you reserve your place in the group by the payment.

If you have any questions, please visit www.ernart.hu or call: +36 30 6243945

  1. Play

During the art therapy sessions you may set free the inner child and play freely with the colours, shapes and materials. Here everything can be as you like. The sky may be green and the grass can be blue, and you may choose even a dragon as your personal guardian angel.. just like in Wonderland. Additionally, you can splotch and cover yourself with colours or clay, and nobody will take a weird look at you. 🙂

 

  1. Emotional release

Here you can let all your emotions spill out without any control. You can swim in them with the colours of aquarelle, or you can reshape and transform them through clay work. But you may also give them frames with oil pastel or pencil, or simply find their right place on the pages of your life.

 

  1. Stress release

Creating is like a valve. If you open it, all the tension and pressure that has been stressing you will be released, and it’s place will be taken by peace and harmony.

 

  1. Emotional recharge

If you lose yourself in creating, art therapy opens energy sources in you that you wasn’t even aware of. Even if you arrive tired, after 1-2 hours you’ll get up from the table full of stamina and positive emotions.

 

  1. Self awareness

With the help of art therapy methods you can have exciting discoveries about yourself through your own paintings and sculptures. You may get acquainted with a so far unknown self of yours, and may recognize correlations in your life you didn’t see before.

 

  1. Problem solving

With the help of art therapy tools, you can look at your problems from a new and fresh point of view. Thus, seeing them in a different light, you may also get new ideas on how to resolve them.

 

  1. Emotional support

Either you take art therapy sessions individually or in a group, it’s for sure that you’ll find yourself in a positive and strongly supportive environment, where you meet with understanding and encouragement.

 

Try it and come to play with us! 🙂

 

References

I found art therapy with Erna really helpful. I’m a very cerebral person and it can be hard for me to really feel my emotions, hold still and go deeper. With art I can express things I don’t know how to express in words. It lead me to places regular talking therapy didn’t. Erna is empathic and I felt immediately relaxed and I feel like I can open myself up and she will understand and not judge me no matter what i say. I recommend trying art therapy with her, at least once, to everyone. It’s one of my favourite parts of my week. No matter how stressed I go in I always come out relaxed and full of new thoughts and energy. The mess from my head left behind on the paper. :)”

A wonderful environment with nice techniques to express and find yourself. Erna is a heart-warming person who gives you freedom and practice for the tasks, and leads you to a more open and positive being. It is really worth it and you can nicely figure out how you can even start to express feelings on your own.”

The sessions were very enjoyable, exploring different media, including, oil pastels, soft pastels, water colours, cut ups and collage. I enjoyed exploring each form of media…..The other people in the group were very friendly and welcoming and over the course of the 4 weeks I felt I got to know them very well as people…

I think Erna is an excellent tutor/guide, encouraging and challenging us to try explore different techniques.. I would recommend the course and would be keen to attend others if the opportunity arose again.”