Art Therapy-example

During a ‘mother and child’ piece of work to help them through their relationship and process of separation, the child insisted to add real sand onto the paper by the sea he had just painted. He then produced a 3D paper boat and expressed that he needed to make ‘something’ to hold the boat safe when at shore. The mother helped him with the words – ‘an anchor’. I chose to sit back, while the mother stepped in to help her child make a paper chain for the boat – the child made the smaller hoops and the mother the larger hoops – they attached one to the other, large hoop into small hoop, repairing bits and listening to one another as they went along, to form ‘an anchor for the boat’.

See image of artwork on the left. Consent to show the image has been given by both mother and child.