Hi Kez, what a great pleasure to meet and to spend time with you today. I so enjoyed your presence and being in your beautiful space. I feel supported and witnessed and therefore energised for the next steps … it feels good!
Professional Development Workshop:
Kez, thank you for an amazing session, we are still buzzing about it. BH, Youth Worker Frankston
Hi Kez!, I just wanted to extend my thank you for the art therapy session you ran for youth services the other day. The training session provided me with not only professional development but on a personal level as well. Thank you for inspiring and motivating us. CC Youth Worker Frankston
I really appreciated the Self Care processes. Given my busy schedule, it helped me stop and ponder on my goals and helped me clarify what’s really important in my role assisting young people. Youth Worker
Thank you Kez for some great examples of how art therapy can help me engage with my young clients. Social Worker
I found the information provided in the workshop very relevant for my role working with young people that have experienced trauma. The examples and processes provided where fun but also therapeutic and I can see how they can help my young clients. Youth Worker
Self Care & Professional Development 1/2 Day Workshop:
Very Informative, Very engaging, well paced delivery, good modelling, thoroughly enjoyed the day, thanks very much !
Alcohol & Other Drug Youth & Family Workers Team at Peninsula HealthHi Kerryn,Thank you so much for facilitating a wonderful workshop to begin my Sunday. Your warmth, care, knowledge and attention to detail made the sand tray process a smooth, healing, insightful and safe journey.It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to attending more of your workshops in the future!Laura – Transpersonal Art Therapist Student
Community Art Project:
It was such a pleasure working with you Kez.
The young people and staff love it when you’re here.
You bring something really special to the refuge every time you come.
It will be great to have another mural on the wall. Manager EYA
A year after Kez completed a Mural with residents of a Youth Refuge, the Refuge had received so much positive feedback from Visitors, Staff , current and past residents, that they asked her back to complete another one. Working with the young residents, Kez runs workshops over a series of weeks where the young people design the theme and scene of the Mural and then paint it. Some of the feedback from current and previous young residents involved in the Mural said they had a chance to share their story, leave their legacy, have a voice and inspire other young people who stay with a message of strength through adversity and hope for the future. A very powerful workshop with a profound affect on those involved.
“Kez, I want to thank you for your professionalism and sharing your skills and wisdom as I have never felt so safe and supported. You have been so delicate and professional with all my stuff and I sincerely can not thank you enough. I have already recommended you to some of my colleagues and friends ! ” Guided Meditation & Art Client I.L. of Melbourne
“I seem to be embracing my full identity with much more ease- a shift that happened after my session with you, thank you ” Sandplay Therapy Client Melbourne
Koorie Youth Group Co-Facilitator – City of Casey:
“Kerryn just took her time and put it out there and let the kids come to her. This slowly brought the crowd in until they were all involved. It shows that she was doing it right and shows the community to give an outsider a chance and through this art it has helped them explore their culture and emotions. Go with the flow is the Aboriginal way and Kerryn did just that. I feel that it all comes down to personality.” PS Youth Worker Casey Council
Feedback from Youth attending Kerryn’s Art Therapy workshops:
“Kez, I know the art making is a good thing for me, it helps keep me focussed and keep me out of trouble” 16 year old participant
“Kez inspired me to get involved with the art workshops and develop my skills. I’ve now sold my art and proud of my work” 19 year old participant
“It helped me be a leader” 14 year old participant
“We talked more” 13 year old participant
“It helped me make subject choices at school” 15 year old participant
“Everyone loves doing art with you Kez, and being proud to put our art in exhibitions!”
And my favourite….
This young fella beamed with pride when he stood back and looked at the many pieces of art he contributed to throughout the 10 week Art Therapy Program he attended and the T Shirt he made. Over the weeks I could see his confidence grow and his social skills improve out of sight.
“The feedback is positive, they are all very keen and get a lot out of these sessions”
Wahroonga Aged Care – Facility Manager
“Kerryn provided an excellent service that met our expectations and provided the outcomes that we wanted for our Residents”
Wahroonga Aged Care Resident – Jack
“The art helps me to relax and forget about my aches and pains”
Wahroonga Aged Care Resident – Mrs Dai
‘the art making has helped me to honour my brother who has now passed on”
Wahroonga Aged Care Resident – Ted
“Doing the memory board, I remember the happy holidays we spent at Rye in our caravan with the family”
Wahroonga Aged Care Lifestyle Assistant –
“one resident that was restless normally, sat down and worked consistently for 60 minutes and spoke of her love of lavender and how it reminded her of her past”
Wahroonga Residents who attended the Art Therapy program over the 6 week period were more relaxed and more responsive with day to day tasks as noted by staff
Manningham Centre Resident “When I draw my Tree I remember climbing the Mulberry tree as a kid, I remember the berries, it was a happy time I remember”
Carers of People with Mental Health Issues – Creative Wellbeing Art Therapy Workshop:
“I feel relaxed, better to deal with my role as a carer. I will use the strategies with me at home”
“I have learnt to relax, to meditate, to trust my intuition and methods and ways to solve or find solutions to my problems – letting go of the old ways”
“I have found brand new skills beginning a creative outlet, refreshing, stimulating feeling of hope, I benefit knowing things are possible”
“A wonderful experience of touching the inner soul through visual art. You are a very intuitive facilitator who encourages each person and always assisting us to find our true self within. I loved each session and appreciated the notes. Loved it all, many thanks.”
“Insight and new learning, Right and Left brain – both to be celebrated. Joy of drawing – excitement of creation. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you”
“What a wonderful mind-expanding, innovative, imaginative course – I’ve loved every minute”
“Thank you Kerryn, it’s been exciting, stimulating, thought-provoking, challenging & FUN!”
“Thank you for freeing us to listen within & to create lovely expressions”
“Dear Kerryn, thank you for a unique experience – so freeing and you are so encouraging!”
“A wonderful time of fun & freeing creativity. Thank you !”
“”Thank you so much for sending & teaching us all your skills”
“Dear Kerryn, Thank-you for your accepting spirit. It has been a freeing and enlivening experience”
“Dear Kerryn, what a joyous 3 days. It made me feel very relaxed and joyful. Thank you for everything”
“Thanks Kerryn, it was great to combine art & spirituality”
Corporate Team Building; Group and One-to-One sessions:
“Kez Thank you for an amazing session, we are still buzzing about it”
“Kerryn is genuine and focuses on my needs. Being very organized and thorough in her approach I am safe to share my experience with her.”
“She has warmth about her that made me feel comfortable to express myself.”
“Kerryn seems to know what to say and when. She pushes me when I need it but she also lets me sit with stuff that I come to recognize when I see the patterns in my life that no longer serve me.”
“Thanks Kerryn, I now have more confidence in myself. After realizing the bad habits I had got into and repeated in my life, I could make the choice to take back my power. The awareness I now have has helped me to make changes in my life.”