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Heart & Soul retreat Space

Art Therapy Retreat

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Art Therapy Retreat
Art Therapy Retreat

Time & Location

05 nov 2021, 17:00 – 07 nov 2021, 14:00

Heart & Soul retreat Space, Nobbys Creek Rd, NSW 2484, Australia

About the event


  • Registrants can obtain their CPD /OPD hours (non-endorsed activities)

AASW CPD hours

ACA OPD hours


ART THERAPY RETREAT for Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Artists. 


November 5th, 6th, 7th, 2021


 Available Payment plan

  • Payment 1 of 4

Before August 15th, 2021

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy club: $220

Non Members: $230

  • Payment 2 of 4

Before August 31th, 2021

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy club: $220

Non Members: $230

  • Payment 3 of 4

Before September 20th, 2021

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy club: $220

Non Members: $230

  • Payment 4 of 4

Before October 20th, 2021

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy club: $220

Non Members: $230

Please contact us for more information

Psychologists, Counselors, Artists and any person who wants to use Art techniques in a Therapeutic way, all are welcome!


• At this Art Therapy Retreat, you will be able to learn and enjoy creative ways of working with clients and groups, using Clay, Paintings, Land Art, and more.

  • And also an opportunity for your own personal growth. 

• Enjoy this ART THERAPY RETREAT in magic and warm place in HEART & SOUL RETREAT SPACE (NSW), Healthy Food, plenty of Nature, relaxing time and Artwork, they are the best ingredients to experience an amazing weekend!

Facilitated by Yaro Starak & Gemma Garcia, Artists and Directors of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre




Get some ideas from this Art Therapy Retreat like, how to use Art Techniques with clients in an Art Therapy session and/ or for your own personal process.

• Discover different art techniques and adapt them in the therapeutic context.

• Express yourself, play, investigate with all art media and materials; this is the only way you will gain ways of working creatively with a client or group.

• Learn when, why and how to use specific techniques in the context of the client's age, situation, level of the therapeutic process or working theme with your client.


• At this ART THERAPY RETREAT you will practice:

o Working with Acrylic paints, inks, Gelli plate. Stencils

o Art Journals

o Masks

o Exploring Land Art

o Mixed media

o Performance

o Spiritual Rituals

• The Artwork as the focus of Art Therapy:

o Working with Self-esteem

o Working with the polarities of the light/ shadow aspects

o Trauma work

o Inner Child

o Working with the family (like a Constellation)

o Working with kids, adolescents, families

o Sandplay Therapy

o Groups work

Note: We are not doing Individual or Group Art Therapy. This Art Therapy Retreat has the purpose of training in Art Therapy skills. We have a Gestalt focus, but the goal of the Art Therapy retreat is investigating materials used in Art Therapy sessions that can apply to any style of therapy.

All the participants are welcome, if you are a Psychologist, Counselor, Social worker, Artists, Therapist or not, you are welcome! 

This ART THERAPY RETREAT would offer you the Art therapy skills if you are a Mental Health professional, if not,  you will be able to experiment with Art as a Therapeutic approach.




  • Fully catered

Delicious vegetarian meals, gluten-free options 

(Friday: dinner, Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Accommodation:

Friday and Saturday night. 

Sharing rooms

Bed linen, bathrobes, insect repellent

  • Workshops Retreat participation conditions:

Alcohol and smoking not allowed

Not included

- Travelling / returning to/from the Art Therapy retreat venue. Any kind of transport.

- Individual room (All are sharing room)


BOOK HERE by Credit card/ paypal  and/or

Ask us for Bank details

Members of the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre full payment before September 30th, 2021


Member of the Gestalt Art Therapy Club, full payment after September 30th, 2021


Non- members full payment before September 30th, 2021


Non- members full payment after September 30th, 2021



GST not included. Not Registered for GST. Credit card Paypal fees

Ask us for PAYMENT PLAN please.


Cancellation and refund policy:

Cancellations made before June 30th 2021  refund of 100% of the deposit or full payment.

Cancellations after June 30th 2021 no refund will be done, (non-refunded fees will be to cover accommodation reservations and catering reservations). Registering to this event and making any kind of payment, means that you accept these conditions and cancellation policy. Credit card links payments have applied 4% of Paypal commissions.

If cancellation is made by the organizers of the event, because the borders between QLD and NSW  will be closed due to Covid situation, and/or weather issues in the area, the Organizers will offer other dates for the retreat. No refund will be made to cover the expenses of the reservation of the place and the booking of the chef . If participants cannot participate in the new dates and if the organizers did not pay the fees for the event (Chef and rental house fees) the Organizers will refund to these participants 100% of payment made. Once the organizers have paid the Art Therapy fees to the retreat venue, unfortunately after that, if participants cancel their participation, and/or they cannot participate in the new dates, due to Organizers cancelation, no refund or exchange of money or  for other activities will be made to participants , regardless of the cause of the participant's or organizers withdrawal.

This is a rescheduled Art therapy retreat, the original dates were August 20tho to 22nd, 2021 and due to NSW borders closed for COVID restrictions, the retreats has been rescheduled to the dates; November 5th to 7th, 2021. The rental and booking of a chef has been paid so at this point if participant will cancel their participation there is not an option of any kind of refund. if this retreat in November will not be possible to go ahead due to Covid restrictions again, the organizers of the event will offer to participants  a new date and possible new venue to complete this event.

Discounts only for Gestalt Art Therapy Members (Other Associations not  included) . Due that this retreat in November is a reschedule of the August retreat, (Covid restrictions) the fees of the rental of the venue and the booking of the chef has been already paid. Participating in this event means that you accept all of these conditions.


Friday, November 5th, 2021

5:00 pm                     Arrival

6:00 pm /7:00 pm      Dinner & free time

7:30 pm/ 8:00 pm      Welcome and group meeting.


Saturday  November 6th, 2021

8:00 am/ 8:30 am Yoga Class

8:30 am/ 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am/ 11:30 am Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 1: Art Journals Painting with Acrylics, Gelli plate, stencils

11:30 am/ 12 noon Break

12:00 noon/ 1:00 pm Art Camp activities

1:00 pm/ 3:00 pm Lunch & free time

3:00 pm / 6:00 pm Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 2: Body Work Painting, Dance, Movement

6:00 pm /8:00 pm Dinner & free time

8:00 pm        Group Rituals

WORKSHOP 3: Masks Mixed Media. Performance


Sunday November 7th, 2021

8:00 am / 8:30 am Yoga Class

8:30 am / 9:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am / 11:30 am Art Camp activities

WORKSHOP 4: Sand Play and Land Art Mixed media

11:30 am / 12 noon Break

12:00 noon / 1:00 pm Art Therapy Retreat Closing. Group Ritual

1:00 pm/ 2:00 pm Lunch


Note: The activities times & activities topics, could be changed due to event adjustments.


HEART & SOUL Retreat

The retreat is situated 1 hour and 52 minutes from Brisbane. 

The location is a haven of peace and tranquillity and provides the opportunity to relax from your busy life; to rest and recharge your batteries. Heart and Soul Retreat is set on 22 acres guaranteeing privacy. Nestled in the forest at the end of the valley in beautiful Nobby’s Creek, which lies at the outer edge of the Mt. Warning Caldera. 

Stretching from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and West towards the Great Dividing Range, this vast caldera has been named the Green Cauldron and has been listed by Tourism Australia as one of Australia’s National Landscapes which are nominated for their cultural, natural and spiritual significance. Please read cancelation policy

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