Art Therapy

Caregiver Fatigue: Art Therapy Support Group for Caregivers who have a Child with Autism


Group: Min: 4 Max: 6
Sessions: This will be an 8-week group (Once a week for 90 mins), Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm  – COMING WINTER 2021!
Cost: $400 (Includes 8-90 min group art therapy sessions and all art materials are provided)

Description: This is an eight-week art therapy support group for caregivers who are seeking to alleviate the symptoms of caregiver fatigue. Once a week for 90 minutes caregivers will engage in creating artwork, reflecting/sharing their artwork and a group discussion. Each week will consist of a theme for the group to explore creatively and verbally within a group format. By doing so, this will help individuals to strengthen their own self-awareness, coping strategies, and find support through connection and similarly lived experiences. Art therapy groups allow individuals to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings visually in a supportive environment among other individuals seeking support. The overall aim of this group is to decrease the feelings of isolation through group support, communicating thoughts and feelings through visual expression and introduce new coping strategies. No artistic experience is needed.

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***If you’re interested in attending this group, please email [email protected] to receive an intake form before registering to ensure this group will meet your needs!****

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Group Goals

  • lowering anxiety symptoms
  • lowering isolation and increasing social connection
  • Improving communication with ourselves and others
  • Increasing awareness of our emotions that contribute to caregiver fatigue

Session Overview

  1. Opening Ritual (Check-in)
  2. Theme of the Week
  3. Creation Time
  4. Reflection & Discussion
  5. Coping Strategies
  6. Closing Ritual (Check-out)

Weekly Themes
Week 1: “Introduce Yourself”
Week 2: “Family Drawing”
Week 3: “Strengths & Struggles”
Week 4: “Boundaries”
Week 5: “Anxiety through the five senses”
Week 6: “Asking for Help, Challenges & Benefits”
Week 7: “Communication & Getting Our Needs Met”
Week 8: “Self-Care: Gratitude”