You do not need to be an artist.
You do not need to be able to dance.
You do not need to be musical.
You do need to enjoy being creative and have a passion for helping people heal.
Graduates receive the IMTTA Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy
and can use the letters Dip.HICAT(IMTTA) after their names, join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists
and get professional insurance.
You will graduate with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to set up your own Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practice; run workshops, work with groups and see individual clients, in either a general practice or specialising in specific areas of interest, if you wish.
You may also be able to seek employment within some organizations who value holistic and complementary therapies.
This is a professional, practical training course where you will explore a wide range of creative arts while learning the essentials of working as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist, in a safe, extremely supportive and fun filled environment, with a highly experienced holistic therapist trainer.
All information is evidence based and will prepare you for a professional career.
This course is also suitable for personal development.
(IMTTA) Diploma of Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy is the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, play, storytelling and Sandplay within the context of psychotherapy, counselling, rehabilitation, and holistic healing.
It enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being. Holistic therapists work with the whole person and assist people to become self-empowered through supporting them on a journey of self-exploration and personal growth, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
This course is evidence based. It connects clinical research with ancient traditional wisdom; developing the mind, expanding creativity, building confidence and self-awareness, realigning the body’s cells, reconnecting with the essence of joy and awakening the spirit.
If helping people rediscover their innate creativity and playfulness, while assisting them to develop skills that will assist them in overcoming physical, mental and emotional hurdles to live happier healthier lives. is how you would like to make your living, this course is for you.
Commencement date 2019
Tuesdays 9am – 2.30 pm
Thursdays 9am – 2.30 pm
Home study required
Approximately 5 hours per week
Approximately 5 hours per week
Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature age students.
You will need to provide.
Paid in full on enrolment = $2,600
All art supplies and other materials required to complete this course in the classroom are supplied.
You will be provided with:
Large visual arts diary
Small visual art journal
Loose leaf folder
A note book
Each of your classes will be divided into theory and practice sessions. Theory Sessions are held in the morning when brains are fresh and practical sessions will be held in the afternoon. A great deal of time will be spent exploring and participating in the creative arts and a wide variety of meditation styles, including: movement meditation, mantra meditation, chakra meditation, guided creative visulaisation, mindfulness and Zen meditation. You will have around 5 hours of homework per week (mostly art projects, some essays and meditation practice). You will not need to buy expensive materials in order to complete your homework.
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels)
Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction, Sandplay & environmental art making)
Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy
Dance & Movement Therapy
Role Play, Storytelling, creative writing & Drama Therapy
Theory topics covered in this course include:
The cause & effects of stress
The mind/body connection
Physiology of the brain
Left brain/right brain
Unconscious beliefs and mental patterns
History of art therapy
Creative therapies & health
Why creative art therapies are effective
Creative art therapies as emotional healing
Creative art therapies for recovery & rehabilitation
Art & developing intuition
Drawing from within
Colour & emotions
Sound, vibration & the bodies cells
The creative process
Interpretation & diagnosis
Compassion & non-judgment
Working with PTSD
Working with anxiety disorders
Working with grief & loss
Working with children
Working with depression
Working in medical settings
Developing community arts projects
Meditation for every day
Meditation in action through art
Meditation with music and movement
Gratitude & art journaling
Holistic counselling skills for creative arts therapists
Networking & referring
Ethics, safety & professionalism
Setting up your own practice
Creating a specialized practice
Resources, materials & equipment
Marketing for creative arts therapists
Legalities, insurance and Joining associations
There are 3 off-campus group excursion days during the course.
Trip to local Beach to explore Sandplay (no cost - meet at beach).
Trip to the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art - QAGOMA (transport cost and entry fee - TBA).
Visit local retirement home to share art play with elderly residents (no cost - meet at venue)
Past Principal of Inner-Voyage Holistic Therapist Training College (10 years)
Holistic Therapists and Meditation Teacher Trainer (Australia and India)
Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist Practitioner and trainer
Member International Association of Meditation Instructors
Member International Institute of Complementary Therapist
Member Association for Humanistic Psychology
Member Complementary Medical Association
Member of the Board International Meditation Teachers Association
Director Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association & Mind Body Education
Motivated by a passionate desire for the life affirming and profoundly healing benefits of self-empowering holistic therapies like meditation and creative arts therapies to be available to every person, Isabelle established Inner-Voyage College and the IMTTA in January 2008 after a lifetime of practicing meditation and almost three decades studying, researching and teaching meditation and a wide variety of holistic therapies, practicing as a Meditation Therapist, Holistic Counsellor, Herbalist, Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist and Mind Body Medicine Practitioner.
Isabelle researches and writes holistic therapies training courses, which are delivered by registered training providers, all over the world. She also teaches some training courses herself in Queensland and in India.
A word from Isabelle:
I absolutely love teaching this course!
It is in-depth and joyful at the same time. There is a lot of laughter and sometimes tears.
As you work toward developing the skills and wisdom required to use HICAT to assist your own students and clients to live happier, healthier lives, you will also find yourself on a deeply cleansing personal journey that will change the course of your life both personally and professionally.
We will explore the way our minds work and how our thinking impacts on our physical health, our emotional wellbeing and the level of enjoyment and satisfaction we get out of living.
We will connect with our innate creativity to discover the magic in simple things like art, music, movement, sculpture, nature, playfulness and we will learn how we can use those things as powerful healing tools for ourselves and others.
You will have the opportunity to experience profound personal growth, develop important holistic healing skills, techniques and strategies. You will be ready to launch into a wonderful new career where you can make an excellent income, have a beautiful lifestyle and help a lot of other people live happier, healthier lives. You will probably make some wonderful likeminded friends and you a sure to have a lot of fun along the way.
I hope we get the chance to share this unique adventure together.