Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Online Training Program

Mind Body Education
Award-Winning Training For Holistic Therapists

Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy (HICAT) 
International Online Training

12 Months - Part-time
10 hours of study per week
Online - High support.
Live Zoom masterclasses.

Next Course Commencement Dates
July 16th 2024

Total Hours: 400 hours
(20 modules x 20 hours each )

We deliver this program with high support to students who reside in Australia, Canada and the USA.

See course contents, fees, and commencement dates below.

Course Fees
(Shown in Australian Dollars)
Canadian and USA students can  check the conversion rate HERE

Paid in full on enrolment
$2,750 (includes GST) 

Payment Plan
First payment required on enrolment - $500
Plus 10 monthly payments of $247
Total $2,970 (includes GST)

Please allow $150 for art supplies costs (approximate)

Next Course Commencement Dates
Mid-year intake
July 16th 2024

A powerful personal development journey that leads to a rewarding holistic career! 

Dive into a vibrant blend of art, sculpture, dance, music, drumming, sound therapy, sand play, drama, and storytelling. This dynamic approach ignites your imagination, heals your spirit, and transforms stress into powerful self-expression. 

Discover the ultimate creative journey where every modality is a step towards a more vibrant, healthier, happier and more balanced you!

Step into a holistic career that is evidence-based, heart-centred, and transforms people's lives. 

A powerful blend of holistic psychology and creative arts therapies. 

Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies is a mental health profession that uses the creative process to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

This evidence-based therapy trains graduates to use a variety of creative modalities, including art-making, dance, sculpture, drama, music, sound therapy, storytelling, meditation, and holistic counselling skills to guide clients in recognizing and overcoming trauma and limiting beliefs in an empowering, respectful, and highly effective way.

The blend of science and hands-on creativity makes this course extremely popular with a wide target audience and attracts people who want to develop a heart-centred career with a respected qualification and an effective set of modalities in a fast-growing industry. 
We have been nominated for and won several awards, including:

M & A Best Global Holistic Therapist Training Provider 2021 and 2022

Corporate Vision Best Global Holistic Therapist Training Provider 2022

The International Institute of Complementary Therapists awarded the Seal of Excellence - Global Education Ambassador 2021 , 2022 and 2023

Best Online Creative Arts Therapy Training Provider - Australia in the Mental Health Awards 2022 and 2023

Best Global Holistic Therapy Training Provider 2023 - Australia in the Corporate America Today – Annual Awards.

Corporate Vision Best Global Holistic Training Course Provider 2023

Who should do this course?

This course is perfect for creative people wanting to develop a sustainable new career.
It is also highly valuable to teachers and healthcare workers who want to expand their skill set. 

Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature-age students.

No previous experience or qualifications are required.

No artistic ability is necessary.
20 modules - completely online over 12 months.
12 weeks of holidays and study breaks are available. 

High support with regular optional live classes via Zoom (and recordings to watch for when you cannot attend).
Regular live Zoom Masterclasses allow you to dive deep into the various topics in each module. 

Visit our art gallery to see some of the amazing  work our students have created HERE

We make online learning effective,
simple, and fun!

Mind Body Education offers training for the  Certificate in Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies 
completely online.

You can study from home at times that work for you. 

Students read lectures and watch some videos.
You will be asked to write essays, answer questions, and complete creative tasks. You will take photos of your completed artwork to send to your teacher, and you will sometimes need to make videos. It is not about artistic ability. There is no good or bad art. Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies is about the healing journey and training you to guide others on theirs. 


Live Zoom masterclasses are provided every Wednesday at 8 am. Queensland Australia time.  (This is Tuesday at 2 pm in Los Angeles and 5 pm New York time for reference). The Zoom sessions are a great opportunity to engage, ask questions, and receive the support you need to get the most out of your studies. But don’t worry if you can’t attend. All meetings are recorded so you can watch them at a time that suits you. 

You can contact your teacher via email or arrange a Zoom call if you need additional support.

There is also an exclusive student social media group where you can connect with your classmates, chat with your teachers and receive information, ideas, and inspiration. 

Diverse Applications

As a qualified  Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Practitioner, you can develop a career that is in line with your passion. You can run workshops, classes, and groups and see private clients or couples.

You can work in specialized areas like PTSD, stress management, mental, emotional, and physical healing, anxiety, addiction, relationships, spiritual development and so many more. 

Aged Care

Aged care is one area where Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Practitioners make 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.


Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Practitioners 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.


If you want to work with children or already do, Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies will provide you with highly effective skills that are valued by parents, medical professionals, childcare workers, and teachers. 

Creative therapies help children express and process emotions, manage stress, self-regulate, and develop confidence and the ability to focus and concentrate.

HICAT is also extremely beneficial to children on the autism spectrum and their families.

This course will connect you with the best part of yourself.
Many graduates say it has changed their lives. 

Course Content

The  Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies training program consists of 20 modules.
Each module takes around 10 to 15 hours to complete.
You can spend more time on your creative arts projects if you wish.
Students submit a module for assessment every two weeks. 
The course needs to be completed within 12 months.

Deferrals and extensions are available in special circumstances. 
Each class is divided into theory and practice sessions.
A great deal of time is spent exploring and participating in the creative arts and a wide variety of meditation styles, including movement meditation, mantra meditation, chakra meditation, guided creative visualization, mindfulness, and zen meditation. 

View the course modules below - Each module has three sections. 
1 - Positive Psychology and Holistic Counselling Skills - Develop your skills and confidence.
2 - Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Theory - Develop your therapeutic knowledge base.
3Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practice - Develop your experience with hands-on practice. 

Module One:
1. Introduction to Positive Psychology
2. Understanding Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
3. Art as Therapy

Module Two: 
  1. Foundations of Holistic Counselling
  2. Physiology of the Brain and Why We Think What We Think. 
  3. Art as Therapy

Module Three: 
  1. Character Strengths and Virtues
  2. Exploring Emotions through Creativity
  3. Sand Play Therapy

Module Four:  
  1. Mindfulness and Meditation
  2. Exploring the Therapeutic Power of Music
  3.  Music Therapy

 Module Five: 
  1. Resilience and Coping Strategies
  2. Art and Developing Intuition
  3. Art Therapy

Module Six: 
  1. Emotional Intelligence
  2. Vibrational Healing Through Sound Therapy
  3. Sound Therapy

Module Seven:  
  1. Flow and Optimal Experience
  2. The Creative Process and Counselling Skills
  3. Movement and Dance

Module Eight:  
  1. Positive Relationships
  2. Practical Counselling Skills
  3. Drumming as Therapy

 Module Nine:  
  1. Gratitude and Positive Emotions
  2. Understanding and Practising Therapeutic Approaches
  3. Story Telling 

Module Ten:  
  1. Mind-Body Connection
  2. Learning and Practicing Group Facilitation
  3. Drama as Therapy

Module Eleven:  
  1. Purpose and Meaning in Life
  2. Trauma and Attachment
  3. The Art of Meditation

Module Twelve:   
  1. Self-Compassion and Self-Care
  2. Navigating Mental Health
  3. Movement Meditation

 Module Thirteen:  
  1. Optimism and Positive Thinking
  2. Child-Centred  Creative Therapies
  3. The Art of Play

Module Fourteen: 
  1. Well-being and Life Satisfaction
  2. Integrative Counselling Skills
  3. Art as Therapy

Module Fifteen:  
  1. Narrative Therapy and Storytelling
  2. Holistic Business Development
  3. Drama Therapy 

Module Sixteen:  
  1. Positive Organizational Behaviour
  2. Community Arts Project
  3. Murals and Community-Based art

 Module Seventeen: 
  1. Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology
  2. Holistic Business skills and legalities
  3. Dance for Wellbeing

Module Eighteen: 
  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Holistic  Marketing Strategies
  3. Sculpture as Therapy

Module Nineteen: 
  1. Holistic Health Practices
  2. Attracting clients and Growing your Practice
  3. Art in Community Settings

Module Twenty:  
  1. Ethical and Cultural Considerations 
  2. Revision and Graduation
  3. Mixed Medium Art Project

We excel in providing professional
practitioner level training

It doesn't really matter what we tell you, the best way to measure the value of a training course is by what the students and graduates have to say about it. 

Internationally Industry Recognised

This course is recognized in 27 countries:
Oceania: Australia &  New Zealand
UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia, Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Malta, Isle of Man, Netherlands
South Africa 
United States

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