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£212raised of £5,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £212 to Fund an art therapy group for women survivors of sexual abuse

    Location
    Norwich, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 8th January 2017

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    Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that works with images, creativity and words, and is particularly useful for people who find it hard to verbalize their thoughts and feelings. The overall aim is to enable clients to bring about change and growth by offering them the chance to express themselves in a non-threatening way.

    Over the years, I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to witness how effective art therapy is for survivors of sexual abuse. Often survivors are left with overwhelming feelings of shame which are difficult to verbalise, or there simply are no words. Brene Brown, a research professor and renowned author, states that "Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change" and that "Shame derives its power from being unspeakable". Art therapy fits perfectly as a process to externalise, communicate, understand, and ultimately liberate oneself from shame. Not only the creation of an image and the image itself is valuable, but what is done with it is equally important; keep it, throw it away, destroy it or change it. The group also works well on a social level as the members often make connections and friendships that continue beyond the end of the sessions.

    I have run this group, with success, for two charities in the past, but due to funding cuts and lack of provisions, I have decided to raise the money needed for the group with your help. The funds will cover the advertising and promotion; contacting organisations, local reporters and posters, initial meetings with possible group members, weekly sessions, art materials, room rent, supervision, and any post group work such as reports and feedback to referrers. I will also keep you, the funder, updated. If the full amount is not raised your money will provide a number of much needed individual sessions or be donated to The Sue Lambert Trust.Please donate and help.

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      9

      • Bek Sunley

        Bek Sunley

        Nov 12, 2016

        Friend of Ailis X

        £10.00

      • No name

        No name

        Nov 11, 2016

        £2.00

      • Maggie FitzGerald

        Maggie FitzGerald

        Nov 11, 2016

        £10.00

      • Sophie Khan

        Sophie Khan

        Nov 10, 2016

        💖💖 xxxx

        £50.00

      • Lyndy and Harry

        Lyndy and Harry

        Nov 10, 2016

        Good luck Natalie with this heart-felt cause xx

        £50.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 10, 2016

        Well done, I hope you get the funding . Sounds like a great project.

        £10.00

      • Karen Everitt

        Karen Everitt

        Nov 10, 2016

        It beggars belief that you should need to fund raise for help that should be readily available.

        £10.00

      About the fundraiser
      Natalie Tayte

      Natalie Tayte

      Norwich, United Kingdom

      I'm Natalie, I am a qualified and experienced art therapist, registered with HCPC and BAAT. I predominantly working with people who have been sexually abused. I am passionate about supporting people to find ways to express themselves and make affirmative changes to their lives.

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