Scrapbook Journalling and Art Therapy

Art Therapy and Scrapbook Journalling combined

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Scrapbook Journalling and Art Therapy

What You Will Learn!

  • Introduction to Scrapbooking
  • Design principles
  • Photography and image selection
  • Thematic development
  • Embellishment and Artwork
  • Organisation and Planning
  • Interpretation of Metaphors and Symbols
  • Various techniques of Scrapbook Journalling


Scrapbook journaling is a form of art therapy, although it might not always be recognized as such in a formal clinical context. Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. It is typically facilitated by a professional art therapist and often involves using visual arts like drawing, painting, collage, and sculpting as a means of communication and self-expression.

This is a course that looks solely at Scrapbook Journaling and aims to enable the student to gain many of the therapeutic benefits of art therapy.

What benefits?

Various exercises are included in the course. These exercises will encourage participants to represent their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through the combination of images, patterns, and words. These may then be shared with others on the course - or not.

It is up to you.

Just by doing the exercises you will be engaging in the creative process which can be inherently therapeutic. It stimulates the imagination and can lead to a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction.

Scrapbook journaling requires focus and this can encourage a state of flow, which is a form of mindfulness that can reduce stress and improve mental health.

Scrapbook journaling involves the preservation of personal memories, which can be particularly therapeutic for individuals looking to reflect on and process past experiences. The process of selecting what to include in a scrapbook can lead to personal insights and self-discovery.

But this is a 'course' so it not comprised entirely of exercises.

We delve into:

  • Themes and styles

  • Incorporating mixed media

  • The interpretation of symbols and metaphors

  • The exploration of colour

Also, in the concluding lecture, we go through one person's piece of work - in depth. Having gained permission, notes taken at the extensive interview are discussed, symbols explained and journeys examined.

Fascinating stuff!

Scrapbook journaling can be a valuable and enriching complementary activity that contributes positively to one's mental health and well-being.

Plus! as detailed in the Preface: ALL THE REVENUE GOES TO CHARITY!

Who Should Attend!

  • Crafting enthusiasts
  • Memory keepers - ideal for those with early stage dementia
  • Artists and designers
  • Educators and therapists
  • Social Groups
  • Retirees
  • Anyone seeking relaxation