Mind Body Education

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 of 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 2020 the year you step into your new career as a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist.

Next intake commencing .
Weekend or weekday classes.
Available at 12 face-to-face campuses across Australia and online for Australian and International students.

Holistic Art 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.


One per fortnight for one year.
(Plus 5 hours home study per week).
20 course modules.
9 am to 2.30 pm (no school holiday classes).
New courses commencing soon.


One weekday per week for six months.
(Plus ten hours home study per week).
20 course modules.
9 am to 2.30 pm (no school holiday classes).
New courses commencing soon.


Ten 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).
New courses commencing soon.
Limited Place.
International students welcome.

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.

Course Fees. On-campus students

Paid in full on enrolment = Total fee $2,500 (plus GST = $2,750)

Paid per semester= Total fee $2,800 (plus GST = $3,080).
$1,540 prior to the start of the course and $1,540 halfway through the course. This amount includes GST.

Paid per month = Total fee $3,000 (plus GST = $3,300).
$220 on enrolment and $308 per month for ten months. This amount includes GST.

*The above option is only available to students enrolling in the 12-month course

Paid weekly = Total fee $3,000 (plus GST = $3,300).
$220 on enrolment and $154 per week for 20 weeks. This amount includes GST.

Online students

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.

International Students

You can find a currency converter at https://www.xe.com/
Course fees can be paid with online bank transfers directly into our bank accounts in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia and also through Paypal. This will save you paying any international transaction fees.

Additional Costs.

There is a material list you will be required to purchase. This should cost you under $200. This amount has been deducted from the total course fee. These materials will be used in class and for homework during your course. They can be purchased at any Office Works Store.

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.

Campus locations.

Choose your campus (below) to discover venue location and commencement dates and enrol.
Melbourne (Port Melbourne)
Geelong (St Leonards)
Gold Coast
Brisbane North
Brisbane South
Sunshine Coast

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 cleaver corporate managers.

Graduates receive the MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy and can use the letters Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their names. Graduates can also join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Complementary Medical Association and get professional insurance. They will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts 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 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.

(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.

It 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.

Course Structure:

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.

On-campus students will have around 5 hours of homework per week (mostly art projects, some essays and meditation practice).

Online students will spend around10 hours per week studying for one year. This will include completing art projects, some essays, answering questions, completing quizzes and meditation practice. Please see the Online Campus page for more details.

Practical topics covered in this course include:

Theory topics covered in this course include:

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 skillset and provide you with an industry approved qualification.

Government Accreditation

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 still 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 in 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 courses are accredited with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Complementary Medicine Association. Both have an excellent global reputation and a rigorous screening process. We are very proud to have their stamps of approval.

Our graduates can join the IICT 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.
You may have been told that to become an art therapist you have to study art, counselling, psychology, nursing, social science or a related field at university, followed by a postgraduate qualification in art therapy and around 750 hours of supervised field experience on a clinical placement.

This type of training is only required if you wish to work in an institution or government departments like a hospital, mental institution or psychologist clinic. The reason this type of Art Therapy takes so long is that it requires you to learn how to analyse your client's art and to be able to provide them with advice. It puts a lot of responsibility for ‘fixing’ the client on the therapists. There are also a lot of rules and regulations to learn in order to work within the confines of a department.

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.

All of our training materials are evidenced based and industry accredited with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and the Complementary Association. 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 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.

Live your life on purpose.

JR Isabelle Cunningham
Managing Director

Founding Principal of the Inner-Voyage College (2008)
Author of the IMTTA Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development (IICT Accredited)
Author of the Diploma of Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies (IICT Accredited)
IMTTA Postgraduate Course Author and Researcher
Holistic Therapist and Meditation Teacher Trainer
Member of the International Association of Meditation Instructors
Member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapist
Member of the Association for Humanistic Psychology
Member of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry
Member of the Complementary Medical Association
Member of the Board International Meditation Teachers Association
Founder of Inner Voyage Holistic Human Development

Motivated by a passionate desire for the life-affirming and profoundly healing benefits of self-awareness focused therapies to be available to every person, Isabelle established the Inner-Voyage College in January 2008 after a lifetime of practising Meditation and almost three decades studying, researching and teaching Meditation and a range of associated Wholistic therapies, and practising as a Meditation Therapist, Holistic Counsellor, Integrated Creative Arts Therapist, Herbalist and Mind/Body Medicine Practitioner.

Self-awareness changes our lives. It heals us and keeps us healthy. It awakens us to the beauty in ourselves and in the world. It makes us whole and connects us with that part of ourselves that believes all things are possible.

Bright blessings - Isabelle