Participatory arts: Mothers make art to heal minor mental health trauma.
AffiliationUniversity of Derby
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AbstractThe course was for twelve weeks, three hours a week, and we had a crèche for the Mothers’ children. The group of women were recruited from playgroups and attended the course wishing to question their experience of birth, parenting and fertility through art. The group was not a co-facilitation group as such, but instead over the duration of the course they brought their skills and knowledge to their individual art practice. Whilst I facilitated the group I was simultaneously in another themed group therapy, as a participant, with an art therapist for women that had experienced minor trauma in the birth or early months of their child.
CitationWatts, L. (2017) 'Participatory arts: Mothers make art to heal minor mental health trauma.', Mental Health Network, 3rd November
PublisherMental Health Network