HEALING THROUGH ARTS is an NDIS Registered Provider (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and currently provides services under Therapeutic Supports, however will extend into Social support and Community Access in the near future.
Founded by Kerri Hay, an Arts Psychotherapist (G Dip.), Counselor (Dip), Reiki Master and Artist here in Adelaide, South Australia, her background includes working in areas of both community and residential aged care, child and adult disabilities, youth and adults living with severe mental illness and psychiatric disabilities, unaccompanied refugee children and youth, adults risk of homelessness and carers and those they care for including children, youth and adults. She has also worked extensively with women experiencing domestic violence, clients with grief and loss issues, childhood trauma and supporting and mentoring youth and adults to improve self awareness and personal development.
Social justice, equality and connection are at Healing Through Arts core and bringing light to children’s and adults strengths, skills, imagination and creativity can empower a person to stand in their own power and regain confidence so they can begin to take back their control over the choices they make. This can have a ripple effect on those closest around them, inspiring others to look more closely into their own lives as well. Its through the positive connection between people, including the connection between mind, body and spirit that can inspire and motivate communities.
We all have means of communication and can be incredibly creative in how we express a story, especially if that story is painful, sad or traumatic, more reason to tell it and try and make sense of it – and ourselves. This is at the core of what healing and growth means for us.
ANZACATA (Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapists Association) is the peak professional body that represents Creative Arts Therapists in Australia, NZ and Asia/Pacific region of which Kerri Hay is a Professional member.