For children (3 to 12 years old), adults, and families who have been through overwhelming and traumatic life circumstances
What do we do?
aLife currently offers the following therapy programmes: Art therapy & Play Therapy
alife offers both clinical and group Art therapy in partnership with an accredited external agency. It is meant for any individual, couple or family who have been experiencing stressful situations, such as chronic illness, domestic violence or abuse.
Each clinical Art therapy module consists of eight (8) one-hour weekly sessions or four (4) 1.5 hour weekly sessions, for group therapy.
aLife also offers Play Therapy in collaboration with The College of Allied Educators. It is meant for any child who may be struggling with self-expression or social difficulties.
Each Play Therapy module comprises twelve (12) weekly 45-minute sessions.
Learning Outcomes for Younger Clients
Through therapy, we aim to identify any learning or behavioural difficulties or surface any deep-seated emotional issues that your child may be facing.
What is Art Therapy?
Through creative arts therapy, the program seeks to break the vicious cycles of helplessness and violence, reduces stress and trauma and offers a way of expression towards balance, self-empowerment and resilience. Anyone, anywhere, at any stage in their life, can benefit from creative art therapy.
It is a form of psychotherapy in which clients facilitated by a registered therapist, use one of the art mediums (art, music, movement and dance), the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore feelings and thoughts which they may have difficulties with expressing verbally.
No artistic talent is required from the client in order for someone to benefit from art therapy.
Reduces stress and trauma
Helps to manage negative behaviour
Increases self-esteem & self-awareness
Promotes emotional insight
Improves interpersonal skills
Enhances sense of social support
Creates positive contributions to community
How Does Art Therapy Help:
What is Play Therapy?
A play therapist is entrusted with unravelling a child's complex emotional state. They are trained specifically to understand what a child is trying to express through the free associations that children make while moving from toy to toy. Each toy is symbolistic and related to a child's inner world of feelings and thoughts.
The aim of each session is to help children and their families address and resolve the challenges a child is experiencing using theoretical orientations. These orientations utilize different strategies such as cognitive behavioural methodologies.
Each Play Therapy module consists of 12 weekly sessions of 45-minutes’ duration by a certified or trainee Play Therapist. An evaluation will be performed at the 8-week mark, to assess if there is a need to extend it for another 4 weeks.
Ability to process emotions and express them in ways that are appropriate;
Improve social skills and relationships, while providing them with a ‘toolkit’ of coping mechanisms and building resilience;
Develop strong communication skills, independence and creative thinking;
Decreases undesirable behaviour, while increasing the child’s capacity to regulate their own emotions;
How Does Play Therapy Help:
In due course, and if funding permits, aLife hopes to extend our therapy program to include other forms of therapy, such as Speech Therapy and Music Therapy, to complement what we already have to offer and to provide a more comprehensive suite of therapy programs.
If you are interested to learn more about our therapy cycles, please call 62588816 for more information.