Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making
to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being for individuals of all ages.
Do you dream of a life filled with creativity and self-expression?
Would you like to step into a career where you work for yourself, choose your own hours and make a great income, helping people live happier healthy lives?
Make this the year you begin your new career as a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist.
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies can be used in a wide variety of settings and with an assortment of different clients. If you want to work with children, or already do, HICAT will provide you with highly effective skills which are valued by parents and teachers. It helps children express and process emotions, manage stress, self-regulate, develop confidence and the ability to focus and concentrate. HICAT is also extremely beneficial to children on the autism spectrum and their families.
At Mind Body Education, we provide high support, super interactive, hands-on, online training for students from Australia and all over the world.
If you are looking for a user friendly, industry accredited course you can study at times that work for you, completely online, you are in the right place!
Internationally industry accredited training - completely online.
10 hours home study per week.
20 course modules – One module per fortnight over one year.
You choose when and where you study (no school holiday classes).
Limited Places in each intake. .
Next course commencement dates
23rd September 2020
4th November 2020
Who should do this course?
Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature age students.
No previous experience or qualifications required.
Start a new career as a qualified Holistic Therapist, or add a new dimension to your existing career.
No artistic ability is necessary.
A heart-centred career in a fast-growing industry...that can change your life .
Please note: Fees are quoted in Australian Dollars.
Paid in full on enrolment = Total fee $2,000 (plus GST = $2,200)
Paid per month = Total fee $2,500 (plus GST = $2,750).
$250 on enrolment and $250 per month for ten months. This amount includes GST.
Paid per week = Total fee $2,500 (plus GST = $2,750).
$250 on enrolment and $62.50 per week for 40 weeks. This amount includes GST.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, we may be able to assist you through our part-scholarship program.
This program will enable you to enrol in the HICAT course for 50% less than the normal course fee, saving $1,100.
If your application to receive a part-scholarship is successful, the balance of the full fee will be $1,100 (including GST) and must be paid in full on enrolment.
The only additional costs will be your arts and crafts materials - around $200 over the course on the year.
If you are able to pay the $1,100 fee balance and feel you would be unable to enrol in this course without the assistance of the part-scholarship, you are welcome to apply.
Course fees can be paid with online bank transfers directly into our bank accounts in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand and Australia as well as through PayPal. This will save you paying any international transaction fees.
There is a material list you will be required to purchase.
This should cost you under $200 (AUD)
Aged care is another area where Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapies makes a powerful impact. Regular participation in arts therapies can completely change the quality of life for many older people and assist in treating social issues like loneliness and loss of purpose through to conditions like dementia and hypertension.
This course will connect you with the best part of yourself.
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.
Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapists are in high demand in the corporate arena where they can contribute to positive work environments, less workplace stress and reduced workplace bullying. HICAT also helps to stimulate creativity and awaken leadership skills. This improves productivity and profitability making it a popular team building program for smart corporate managers.
Graduates receive the MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy and can use the letters
Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their names.
They will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association and the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association.
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 general practice or specialising in specific areas of interest, if you wish.
You may also be able to seek employment within some organisations 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 Arts 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.
(MBEd) Diploma of 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 therapy, counselling, rehabilitation, and holistic healing.
HICAT enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and well-being.
Holistic therapists work with the whole person and assist people in becoming 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 developing skills to overcome physical, mental and emotional hurdles and live happier healthier lives, is how you would like to make your living, this course is for you!
Positions in this course are in high demand.
Limited Places in each intake
If there are no places left in the course you select, you will be redirected to a waiting list.
We don’t fix people.
We guide people to become self-empowered.
Self-empowered people are able to fix their own lives.
Each of your classes will be divided into theory and practice sessions.
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 visualisation, mindfulness and Zen meditation.
Online students will spend around 10 hours per week studying for one year.
Studies will include reading, watching videos, completing art projects, writing essays and answering quizzes.
There are some fieldwork components where you will need to involve a friend or family member or visit a professional practice, business or centre but we will guide and assist you with this.
You will need to be able to take photos and videos and upload them onto your course work submission forms.
This is not difficult, and we can assist you to learn how to do this if you need us to.
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 specialised practice
Resources, materials & equipment
Marketing for creative arts therapists
Legalities, insurance and joining associations
This is a high support course.
Our students and teachers are physically located in different places all over the world, but we are still able to enjoy a strong sense of community.
There is a virtual classroom located on Facebook which is only for students enrolled in this course, where you will receive contact and connection with your classmates and information and guidance from your teachers.
There is a live stream workshop with a teacher for each module
(once per fortnight) where you can ask questions and get support in real time.
You do not have to participate in the real time workshops if you can’t or do not want to and you can watch them later at any time.
You can also get support from your teacher and ask questions via email or telephone whenever you need to.
You do not need any previous experience or artistic talent to complete this course.
You do need the desire to embark on a wonderful, life changing journey that will lead you into a rewarding, creative career where you will get to help hundreds of people live happier and healthier lives.
You also need the following:
Be able to read and write in English.
Access to a computer with internet connection.
Be able to open and read PDF’s (we can help you with this).
A moderate level of computer literacy (send emails, internet, upload documents and photos).
Ability to take photo’s and videos (your phone is perfect for this).
Ability to watch and listen to videos on Youtube.
You will be provided with a materials list that will cost no more than $200AUD
this will include all the art materials and resources you will need throughout your course.
You do not have to purchase all the items at once.
Time management skills - You need to set aside 10 hours study time each week to complete your course on time.
If you really want to make a difference in the world and you are ready to follow your heart into a rewarding career, this industry accredited, professional training pathway will guide you to discover your inherent leadership skills, build on your personal experience, develop an evidence-based skill set and provide you with an industry approved qualification.
There is a wide range of Holistic and Complementary Therapies Modalities which do not fit into the Australian Government Training Framework. These include Yoga, Holistic Counselling, Meditation and Holistic Arts Therapies, just to name a few. In the Governments White Paper, it was decided that the range of Holistic and Complementary Therapies is so vast that it is not in the best interest of the end user for them to be regulated by the Government and that these industries needed to be regulated by reputable industry bodies. Not that they are unregulated, just industry regulated. In order to practice as a therapist under these modalities you need industry recognition and to be able to get professional indemnity and liability insurance.
Modality-based Associations are usually owned by the same people who own training colleges within that industry.
They only focus on that particular modality and they often only accept membership from graduates of their own training courses.
There is nothing essentially wrong with that, provided there is plenty of transparency, value and support for members and the course you are going to study is not ONLY accredited with a modality-based association. If it is, it could mean the college has simply started an association to provide accreditation for their own course. Many modality based associations only approve of a specific style, technique, tradition or lineage of that therapy.
Industry-based Associations are not owned by the same people who own the training colleges. They are separate, not associated with the colleges and non-bias. Their purpose is to protect the end-user and maintain the integrity of holistic and complementary therapies. They may offer training courses and professional development training but there is no requirement for members to participate. They accept members from a very wide variety of different therapeutic modalities. They are not concerned with the specific styles, techniques, traditions or lineages. They are concerned with the quality, educational content, course outcomes, scope of information, where that information originated and the integrity of the course provider. They have a rigorous process which course providers must adhere to before they provide accreditation for any training courses.
Our graduates can join the IICT, HHAI and the CMA, and get professional practitioner insurance, in 26 countries around the world.
Mind Body Education courses are all evidence-based and incorporate a wide variety of techniques and styles.
Discover how to reach your full potential.
Learn to develop your inherent talents of creativity and leadership.
This is a professional level, industry accredited training course.
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy is not the same modality as Art Therapy or Sound Therapy or Sandpaly Therapy or any other therapy.
HICAT is a modality in its own right that incorporates a multitude of different creative processes and is evidence based.
Holistic Integrative Creative Art Therapists do not analyse or advise their clients.
We provide creative, expressive, self-empowering tools and therapies, which places the responsibility for healing in the hands of the only person who really knows what the client needs…the client!
We believe it is impossible for one person to analyse another’s artwork, no matter how many years of university we have gone through because we all see life through the veil of our own belief systems and personal experiences.
We also believe that when people are provided with grounded, evidence-based information about how their bodies, emotions and minds work, in a safe and supportive environment, the potential for healing and personal growth is enormous.
Knowledge is power and we, as therapists and teachers, must place that power in our client's hands.
You will learn about positive psychology and explore the link between emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing.
You will emerge from this training course with the wisdom and confidence required to practice as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapists.
We will guide you toward starting your own private practice in this important and exciting field.
You will have ongoing support through our graduate's social media group to keep you informed, connected and inspired.
You will be able to join the IICT, HHAI and the CMA.
You will also receive membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association and the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association, free for your first year.
This includes a lot of resources, networking opportunities and ongoing support to help you establish your own holistic private practice.
You will be able get public liability and professional indemnity insurance (providing there is no reason why you are personally unable to be approved).
You will have all the knowledge, resources, tools and support you need to create a personally and professionally rewarding career where you can work for yourself and make a great income.
Best of all, you will be able to help hundreds of people live happier, healthier, more creative lives.