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Fr., 24. Juli


Heart & Soul retreat Space

Art Therapy Retreat

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Art Therapy Retreat
Art Therapy Retreat

Time & Location

24. Juli 2020, 16:00 – 26. Juli 2020, 14:00

Heart & Soul retreat Space, Nobbys Creek Rd, Nobbys Creek NSW 2484, Australia

About the event

►Important information COVID-19

This event has been postponed due to the special situation related to the COVID-19 disease following the restrictions informed by the Government and State borders situation.

The new date will be on July 24th, 25th, 26th, 2020 

Please read Cancellation Policy



This workshop is 2020 AASW endorsed CPD hours

ART THERAPY RETREAT for Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Artists. 

July 24th to 26th, 2020



Psychologists, Counselors, Artists and any person who wants to use Art techniques in a Therapeutic way, all are welcome!


• At this Art Therapy Retreat, you will be able to learn and enjoy creative ways of working with clients and groups, using Clay, Paintings, Land Art, and more.

  • And also an opportunity for your own personal growth. 

• Enjoy this ART THERAPY RETREAT in magic and warm place in HEART & SOUL RETREAT SPACE (NSW), Healthy Food, plenty of Nature, relaxing time and Artwork, they are the best ingredients to experience an amazing weekend!

Facilitated by Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia, Artists and Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre




Get some ideas from this Art Therapy Retreat like, how to use Art Techniques with clients in an Art Therapy session and/ or for your own personal process.

• Discover different art techniques and adapt them to the therapeutic context.

• Express yourself, play, investigate with all art media and materials; this is the only way you will gain ways of working creatively with a client or group.

• Learn when, why and how to use specific techniques in the context of the client's age, situation, level of the therapeutic process or working theme with your client.


• At this ART THERAPY RETREAT you will practice:

o Working with Acrylic paints, inks, Gelli plate. Stencils

o Art Journals

o Masks

o Exploring Land Art

o Mixed media

o Performance

o Spiritual Rituals

• The Artwork as the focus of Art Therapy:

o Working with Self-esteem

o Working with the polarities of the light/ shadow aspects

o Trauma work

o Inner Child

o Working with the family (like a Constellation)

o Working with kids, adolescents, families

o Sandplay Therapy

o Groups work

Note: We are not doing Individual or Group Art Therapy. This Art Therapy Retreat has the purpose of training in Art Therapy skills. We have a Gestalt focus, but the goal of the Art Therapy retreat is investigating materials used in Art Therapy sessions that can apply to any style of therapy.

All the participants are welcome, if you are a Psychologist, Counselor, Social worker, Artists, Therapist or not, you are welcome! 

This ART THERAPY RETREAT would offer you the Art therapy skills if you are a Mental Health professional, if not,  you will be able to experiment with Art as a Therapeutic approach.




  • Fully catered

Delicious vegetarian meals, gluten-free options 

(Friday: dinner, Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Accommodation:

Friday and Saturday night. 

Sharing rooms

Bed linen, bathrobes, insect repellent

  • Workshops Retreat participation conditions:

Alcohol and smoking not allowed

Not included

- Travelling/returning to/from the Art Therapy retreat venue. Any kind of transport.

- Individual room (All are sharing room)


BOOK HERE by Credit card/ PayPal  and/or

Ask us for Bank details

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre payments before June 15th, 2020


Member of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club, payments after June 15th, 2020


Non- members payments before June 15th, 2020


Non- members payments after June 15th, 2020



GST not included. Not Registered for GST. Credit card Paypal fees

Ask us for the PAYMENT PLAN, please.

Some opinions of the last participants

  • I would definitely recommend this training to other professionals that are interested to implement Art Therapy techniques into their practice. I would recommend the retreat setting of the training. The idea of having the training in a retreat setting was ideal in terms of meeting other participants and also getting to know better our colleagues. Having the Art therapy training in a retreat provided us participants with the opportunity to get to know better the other participants in the training, exchange knowledge and experience. Also getting to know our colleagues better will provide us with a good foundation for further development and implementation of the Art therapy Program at our workplaces. It was a fantastic art therapy workshop consisted of exploring varieties of art processes that we can be used with our clients or groups. The facilitation by both facilitators flowed naturally and completed each other’s parts perfectly. I got a lot out of the whole workshop held in that breathtaking natural environment that I would cherish in my heart till the rest of my life! Thank you for providing us with that wonderful experience!
  • Great Art Therapy Retreat away from technology allowed me to focus and group interaction. Amazing Art therapy exercises with a big range of opportunities to be incorporated into my professional practice.


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations made before January 15th,2020  refund of 100% of the deposit or full payment.

Cancellations after January 15th, 2020 not any refund will be done, (in any situation). Non-refunded fees will be to cover, administration fees, accommodation reservations, and catering reservations). Registering to this event and make any kind of payments, means that you accept these conditions and cancellation policy. Credit card links payments have applied 4% of Paypal commissions.

Discounts only for Gestalt Art Therapy Members (Not included other Associations) 

Please read information about our Guidelines related to COVID-19 during the retreat activity.


Friday, July 24th, 2020

5:00 pm                     Arrival

6:00 pm /7:00 pm      Dinner & free time

7:30 pm/ 8:00 pm      Welcome and group meeting.


Saturday  July 25th, 2020

8:00 am/ 8:30 am Yoga Class

8:30 am/ 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am/ 11:30 am Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 1: Art Journals Painting with Acrylics, Gelli plate, stencils

11:30 am/ 12 noon Break

12:00 noon/ 1:00 pm Art Camp activities

1:00 pm/ 3:00 pm Lunch & free time

3:00 pm / 6:00 pm Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 2: Body Work Painting, Dance, Movement

6:00 pm /8:00 pm Dinner & free time

8:00 pm        Group Rituals

WORKSHOP 3: Masks Mixed Media. Performance


Sunday July 26th, 2020

8:00 am / 8:30 am Yoga Class

8:30 am / 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am / 11:30 am Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 4: Sand Play and Land Art Mixed media

11:30 am / 12 noon Break

12:00 noon / 1:00 pm Art Therapy Retreat Closing. Group Ritual

1:00 pm/ 2:00 pm Lunch


Note: The activities times & activities topics, could be changed due to event adjustments.


HEART & SOUL Retreat

The retreat is situated 1 hour and 52 minutes from Brisbane. 

The location is a haven of peace and tranquillity and provides the opportunity to relax from your busy life; to rest and recharge your batteries. Heart and Soul Retreat is set on 22 acres guaranteeing privacy. Nestled in the forest at the end of the valley in beautiful Nobby’s Creek, which lies at the outer edge of the Mt. Warning Caldera. 

Stretching from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and West towards the Great Dividing Range, this vast caldera has been named the Green Cauldron and has been listed by Tourism Australia as one of Australia’s National Landscapes which are nominated for their cultural, natural and spiritual significance.

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