Master Practitioner of Holistic Art Therapy

Mind Body Education
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Master Practitioner of Holistic Art Therapy
Online Program

Course Duration: Minimum 12 months and maximum two years.

NOW Available Worldwide! 

Next Course Commencement Dates:
April 17th 2024 (late enrollment still available) 
May 29th 2024

Live Virtual Classroom - Two-hour workshop every Wednesday from 10 am  Queensland Australia time -Recorded to watch later if you cannot attend. 

Live Zoom Masterclasses every week - 
Tuesdays 5 pm Queensland Australia timeRecorded to watch later if you cannot attend. 

10 hours of home study each week - Study at
times that suit you with high support and easy access to your teachers and classmates online whenever you need to connect, ask questions or get inspiration. 

Industry Approved Training.

Total Hours: 400 hours (40 modules x 10 hours each )
Plus 10 hours of supervised clinical practice
This industry-accredited training program is a pathway to a professional career as a holistic art therapist. 

Holistic Art Therapy Training

  This comprehensive, holistic training course has a strong emphasis on nurturing the overall wellbeing, harmony, and balance of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. 

Students explore a wide range of art therapy techniques as well as humanistic psychology, holistic counselling skills, anatomy, and physiology,  mind-body medicine, and methods for working with a wide range of people and situations. 

Course Content 
Each module includes a theory session for delving into concepts, evidence-based research, and methodologies and a practical session aimed at experiencing and honing art therapy techniques.

Ten hours of study per module includes reading, watching videos, making art, and some written assignments. 

You will explore humanistic psychology, develop master-level counselling skills and gain a profound understanding of how and why Art Therapy can provide an accelerated and powerful pathway to healing. 

By the end of this course, you will be well-equipped, confident, and qualified to practice as a professional Holistic Art Therapist in Australia and New Zealand. You will have created resources and made plans that will assist you in setting up your own private practice. 

Graduates can join relevant professional organizations and associations and get insurance to practice. 

Graduates in Australia,  New Zealand and Singapore can use the title Art Therapist or Holistic Art Therapist.

Graduates in the USA, Canada and The UK can use the title  Master Practitioner of Creative Therapies (this title will be on your graduation certificate).

Course Delivery 
This course is inclusive and suitable for everyone with a desire to become a Holistic Art Therapist aged over 18 years, including mature-aged students. 

No artistic skill, experience, or prior qualifications are required.
You do not need to be 'good' at art to be an Art Therapist. 
Art therapy is about the creative process in a therapeutic context, not the end product. 

You just need the desire to build a rewarding career in a creative field where you can help hundreds of people live happier and healthier lives. 

Live Virtual Classroom - Two-hour workshop every Wednesday from 10 am Queensland Australia time -Recorded to watch later if you cannot attend. This is a hands-on session each week where you will experience Art Therapy in a very powerful and personal way. 
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Live Zoom Masterclasses every week - Thursday 5 pm Queensland Australia time. Recorded to watch later if you cannot attend. These sessions are a great way to connect, get additional support, have questions answered and discuss our required reading materials. 
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10 hours of home study each week - Your home study will be very practical with a combination of reading, writing essays, making art and watching videos. Study at times that suit you with high support and easy access to your teachers and classmates online whenever you need to connect, ask questions or get inspiration through our exclusive students Facebook page - its open 24/7! 

Talk to a course advisor.

Schedule a call at a time that suits you to discuss this program with a course advisor.

Holistic Art Therapy

 Holistic Art Therapy emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection and recognizes that creativity can be a powerful tool for self-expression and exploration. 

Through various art mediums and techniques, clients are encouraged to tap into their inner wisdom and unlock their innate healing potential. By engaging in the creative process, individuals can gain insights, release emotions, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

The Holistic Art Therapist creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without the fear of being judged or misunderstood. Instead of imposing solutions, the therapist guides the client in discovering their own solutions and empowering them to take ownership of their healing journey.

By fostering self-awareness and self-compassion, Holistic Art Therapy enables clients to break free from limiting beliefs and patterns, leading to a greater sense of fulfillment and well-being. The process of creating art becomes a form of meditation, allowing the mind to quieten and the soul to speak its truth. 

As clients gain confidence in their creative expression, they also gain confidence in facing life's challenges, making positive changes, and embracing their authentic selves. In the journey of Holistic Art Therapy, clients find not only healing but also a renewed sense of purpose and joy. 

Through self-discovery and creative exploration, clients learn to harness their inner strengths and resources to live more authentically and harmoniously. The ultimate goal is to empower individuals to live their lives with intention, resilience, and a deep sense of connection to themselves and the world around them.  
Course Fees (shown in Australian Dollars) 
International students are welcome. 
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Full Fee Paid on Enrolment:

 $5,500 (includes GST) 
Save $500! 

Payment Plan:
Payment of $500 on enrolment
Plus, 40 payments of $137.50  -  due weekly
Total course fee = $6,000 (includes GST)

Study Grant
Mind Body Education sets aside a limited amount of funds to provide study grants for students who may otherwise not be in a financial position to enrol in a training course and have the opportunity to study for or develop a rewarding career in the holistic wellbeing industry.

The usual course fee is $5,500
The Study Grant fee reduces this fee by 50%
Full Grant Fee Paid on Enrolment:
Limited opportunities
Apply for a Study Grant Enrolment HERE

Course Materials 
You will need to purchase art supplies and books to complete this training course.

Your art supplies will come to around $270 at Office Works, but you may be able to spend less at another shop, and you do not need to purchase them all at once if you do not want to.

Required Reading List: 

You can choose to read the following books in any format, including audiobooks. Links to find these books online will be provided with your materials list and timetable when you enrol. 

Your teacher will let you know when to read each book, and they will be discussed in a Zoom class.

  • The Art Therapy Source Book by Cathy Malchiodi
  •  Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing: A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach to Bilateral Body Mapping by Cornelia Elbrecht
  • Your Brain on Art by Susan Magsamen, Ivy Ross
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  •  Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  •  The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

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

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

Corporate Vision Best Global Holistic Training Course Provider 2023

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