Workshops & Retreats

This page covers workshops and retreats for those who want opportunities to recharge, be inspired, and/or otherwise improve their creative focus and health. Workshops specific to disciplines are on their respective pages (e.g. glassblowing is in Crafts & Makers).

Workshops & Retreats

Creativity & Art Therapy Workshops

* While the following may include approaches that are traditional or idiosyncratic, it actively excludes woo, i.e. approaches that claim to be scientific but are not (e.g. homeopathy), as well as sites that include woo in their listings.
  • Arts Therapy Courses - A range of experiential arts therapy techniques run by Cara Phillips. Experiential arts therapy is an inquiry into parts of yourself, your values, your experiences and how you would prefer to be. Our arts inquiry is collaborative. You are the expert on your life, you will guide the research. Your therapist walks alongside as a companion to your discovery.
  • Clarity Now - Clarity is a tool for individuals to build and maintain higher engagement developed by Stuart Mackay. One tool, many reasons to create, manage, measure and support clarity into your life.
    • Creativity Workshops - in just 4 hours you will learn Clarity, a compelling eye opening experience and receive the tools to maintain clarity for the long term.
  • Perth Creative Art Therapy Group (Meetup) - Everyone is creative! This is a fun, playful group for getting crafty and making art.
  • Creative Seeds - offers a safe and encouraging environment in the community where individuals of all ages, couples and families can participate in confidential and collaborative conversations with a Counsellor/Art Therapist.
  • Creative Expression Centre for Arts Therapy (CECAT) | Also Here - Our art therapy programs aim to help you express yourself creatively through the use of art processes as part of your mental health recovery.
  • Inner Visions, Outer Expressions - Inner Visions Outer Expressions is a private practice established in the outer hills of Perth WA for more than twenty years. It provides individual, couple, family therapy, counselling, psychotherapy and art therapy as well as offering a range of creative expression and art therapy and play therapy groups.
  • Perth Equine & Art Therapy - Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, combined with Art Psychotherapy, is an effective, non-threatening, active and fun experience with a range of benefits.

Writing Retreats

Visual Arts Retreats

Music Retreats

  • Forestsong: Songwriting Retreat - a long weekend of singing, songwriting and performance skills workshops.
  • The Musician's Retreat - this is the place to stay while visiting or working on the Peninsula. The touring performer or artist looking for a break, the songwriter looking for an escape, Couples looking for a special time out or anyone just looking for some peace and quiet.

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