Art Psychotherapist/Art Therapist
BAP (Bachelor of Arts Psychotherapy), Member of ANZACATA. Working with Children Certificate.
Josephine Edmonds is the founder of Earth Elements Art Therapy (EEAT). Her time is divided between private practice and working at headspace assisting young people with mental health issues. EEAT was developed with a passion for using environmentally friendly materials, recycled products and second-hand items to reduce the impact on the world whilst being able to indulge in creative processes to explore self-expression and increase wellbeing. Jo has personal experience with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and generalised anxiety disorder, fuelling her desire for individuals to feel they belong and to discover their own unique brilliance. Jo utilises:
- Individualised plan
- Mindfulness strategies
- Multimodal approach
- Children 6-12
- Young People 12-20
Art therapy can be used to support children with fine motor skills, processing difficult emotions, increasing self-esteem, aiding with communication to name a few. Many young people have a connection with creativity, as this is a time for pushing boundaries and exploring identity. With the pressures of high school, social media and climate change our young people need a safe space to develop and explore difficult emotions. Many people loose their creative self with the pressures of adulthood. Making art is known to reduce cortisol (stress hormone) and increase wellbeing.