In my work organising teacher PD activities and workshops for SAM, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate PD as Art Therapy in these difficult challenging teaching and living times!
S.A.M. Educator Shepparton
Empowered Art Therapy
Since founding her Empowered Art Therapy practice many years ago Kerryn Knight has received many testimonials for the Art Therapy work she facilitates with individuals and groups for empowered personal and professional development.
Below are some of the many testimonials provided by Kerryn’s individual clients and organisations she has partnered with.
Art Therapy Client Testimonials
Kerryn is amazing! She is very calming particularly during a mindfulness meditation. Kerryn asks lots of helpful facilitatory questions and has different ideas each week. I absolutley love coming to see her. The time with Kerryn helps me enormously. A creative calming outlet where where you can get in touch with your greater self. Thank you Kerryn for your care and the beautiful space you have created.
Kerryn is an amazing art therapist and really cares about her clients. The centre is absolutley beautiful and a space that is unique. Upon your first visit you will feel relaxed in this tranquil, claming space. I can’t recommend highly enough…My favourite place
Art Therapy client
Kerryn has provided a beautiful space at Empowered Art Therapy giving every opportunity of relaxing while creating what comes naturally from within
Art Therapy client
Kerryn is a lovely intuitive counsellor and art therapist.
Art Therapy client
Kerryn 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 !
Art Therapy Client
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
Professional Development & Professional Self-Care Testimonials
Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of our conference! I am so blessed and honored to have had you join our efforts here to impact the lives out youth-serving professionals and the amazing teens they work with! I hope we can continue to collaborate in the future! ❤️
Nichole Fisher | Advocate, Educator, Motivator, Leader – Pennsylvania Center School USA
Kerryn was simply amazing – so kind, patient, inclusive, and generous – inviting and answering questions (and her voice is wonderful to listen to!)
S.A.M. Educator Shepparton
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 Health
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.
Thank you Kez for some great examples of how art therapy can help me engage with my young clients.
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.
Kerryn was calm and professional and guided us very well through the meditation and art therapy activities.
S.A.M. Educator, Shepparton
Kerryn came and ran a fantastic vision board workshop for a womens retreat this weekend and all the ladies loved it! We each went away with a vision board and a sense of direction! Kerryn was so calming, empowering and the process was so beautiful from start to finish! Many thanks Kerryn!
Mariana – Temple Society
Last year I did the ‘Plant Your Vision’ pot-making-set-your-intention workshop. I shared how in 2018 I really wanted to buy a family home that my children could finish growing up in. And in June 2018 we did it!!! It has been a wonderful time of settling in and making this house our home.
Lauren – Self Care Sunday Workshop attendee
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
I had a wonderful experience at the workshop and enjoyed the space to create and play. I still have a feeling of euphoria
Lauren – Self Care Sunday attendee & therapist
I also totally enjoyed today’s workshop !!! It was such a peaceful soul searching experience … I hadn’t done anything like it before … Will totally be back to do more –
Self Care Sunday attendee
START UP with HeART – How To Market Your Authentic Therapy Practice Course:
When I registered to attend 2 workshops to help me learn about setting up and growing my private practice I was not sure what to expect with the idea of doing this using art and creativity as part of the process. This was a most enjoyable experience led by Kerryn whose gentle and friendly manner made the process very special. I learned a lot and was able to also appreciate her beautiful and interesting venue Kindred Art Space ! I highly recommend her workshops!
Tita – Counsellor
Thank you Kerryn for the fantastic 2-day workshop!! The experience was invaluable I highly recommend to everybody. The workshop provides the opportunity for self-growth, so you can work through any personal blocks at your own pace. It was a complete surprise to be able to explore art therapy on a deeper personal soul level. Not only do you learn about business development, you have the opportunity to bond with others and share similar experiences too. The environment of Kindred Art Space is super welcoming and beautiful. The experience was 100% positive and supportive all the way, plus the fireplace was an added bonus!
Clarisa – Counsellor
I attended the two day workshop ‘Start Up and Grow Your Business’ for counsellors/therapists. It was such an amazing experience! I walked away from the two days feeling connected and inspired and even though it was a few months ago that I did the workshop I still regularly refer to the notes. Kerryn is a fantastic art therapist and made the workshop incredibly interesting with a wide variety of activities and discussions. I came away with very practical knowledge of steps to take, as well as personal insights that have changed the way I work in my business. Thank you so much Kerryn! It was such a pleasure meeting you and doing your workshop. ❤️
Hayley Brenton – Therapist
The two day workshop for growing your private practice was really informative. I felt very well supported and came away feeling inspired and uplifted. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to putting into practice what I have learnt, thanks so much.
Marianne Ellis – Soul Reflection Coach
The Start up and grow workshops (now How To Market Your Authentic Therapy Practice online course) helped to clarify my vision of my future business. Kerryn is very welcoming and the large space is beautiful. The creative processes help to get to the heart of your unique experiences and how this can be a positive addition to your skills. I highly recommend doing this workshop for anyone starting a business or feeling their business has lost direction. Loved it!
Josephine Edmonds – Art Psychotherapist
Kerryn resonates with stillness and genuine compassion and respect for people, and she humbly offers these qualities in her practice as a counsellor, therapist & supervisor. Empowered Art Therapy integrates efficacious models of psychology integrated with the power of nurturing, creativity, respect for and integration of indigenous culture and an appreciation of the healing power of nature. Kerryn inspires people to live in authenticity and to embrace the power of their Human Spirit to heal.
Adam Weaver -Counsellor & Coach
Kerryn Knight is living her dream and transforming lives with her wisdom and expertise. I highly recommend her to anybody who requires supervision as part of their profession, needs guidance in setting up their practice and/or seeks to transform their lives through the amazing practice of art therapy and mindfulness
Such a wonderful space to be. Every time I come here I become more inspired. I cannot wait to come back & enjoy more of the beautiful energy which exudes from the different spaces that Kerryn has created.
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!
Community Art Projects:
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.
A year after Kerryn (known as 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.
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.
Youth Worker Casey Council
“My son who was’nt attending school, since making art in the program has been asked to display his work at school and is now attending school again” Mother of 10 year old
“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.”