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.
Enrolments now open!
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One weekday per week for six months from 9 am to 2.30 pm (no school holiday classes).
(Plus ten hours home study per week).
20 course modules.
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 weekly = Total fee $3,000 (plus GST = $3,300).
$220 on enrolment and $154 per week for 20 weeks. This amount includes GST.
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.
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.
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 most stationary of school supplies stores.
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.
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.
HICAT 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!
We don’t fix people.
We guide people to become self-empowered.
Self-empowered people are able to fix their own lives.
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).
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels)
Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction, Sandplay & environmental art making)
Music, Tribal Rhythms, Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy
Dance & Movement Therapy
Role Play, Storytelling, creative writing & Drama Therapy
Theory topics covered in this course include:
The cause & effects of stress
The mind/body connection
Physiology of the brain
Left brain/right brain
Unconscious beliefs and mental patterns
History of art therapy
Creative therapies & health
Why creative art therapies are effective
Creative art therapies as emotional healing
Creative art therapies for recovery & rehabilitation
Art & developing intuition
Drawing from within
Colour & emotions
Sound, vibration & the bodies cells
The creative process
Interpretation & diagnosis
Compassion & non-judgment
Working with PTSD
Working with anxiety disorders
Working with grief & loss
Working with children
Working with depression
Working in medical settings
Developing community arts projects
Meditation for every day
Meditation in action through art
Meditation with music and movement
Gratitude & art journaling
Holistic counselling skills for creative arts therapists
Networking & referring
Ethics, safety & professionalism
Setting up your own practice
Creating a specialised practice
Resources, materials & equipment
Marketing for creative arts therapists
Legalities, insurance and Joining associations
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 skill-set and provide you with an industry approved qualification.
There is a wide range of Holistic and Complementary Therapies Modalities which do not fit into Government Education and Training Frameworks. These include Yoga, Holistic Counselling, Meditation and Holistic Arts Therapies, just to name a few. Because the range of Holistic and Complementary Therapies is so vast, it is not always in the best interest of the end user for them to be regulated by the Government and so these industries are regulated by reputable industry bodies. It is 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:
We 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, the HHAI and the CMA. You will also receive membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association (HICATA) and the International Meditation Teachers and Therapists Association (IMTTA) , 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.
A word from some past students.