This diploma allows you to create your own business and/or implement the skills into your current job role. Upon completion of the HICAT course, you will be able to live a life filled with creativity and self-expression, as you help other people to live happier and healthier lives.
This is an online course with a high level of support and encouragement in developing your own unique style and skill set as a Holistic integrated creative arts therapist and/or holistic counsellor. Our teachers and facilitators are qualified and practicing holistic therapists, to ensure you receive the best possible support.
The College of Conscious Living is a Mind Body Education licensed training provider, offering the internationally, industry accredited Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy training course, throughout Queensland. We are also an approved IICT training provider.
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.
**Suitable for persons 16 years old and up to matured aged students
**No previous experience or qualifications required
**No artistic experience necessary
**Not suitable for persons suffering clinically diagnosed mental health issues
COURSE START DATES:
Wednesday July 14th, 2021
Wednesday August 25th, 2021
Wednesday October 6th, 2021
The course has 20 modules. Each module is delivered fortnightly over 12 months.
There is a **materials list you will be required to purchase, which should cost you under $200. These materials will be used to help you complete the course. They can be purchased at any Officeworks store.
**Materials list will be emailed to you upon enrolment and payment.
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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 visualization, mindfulness and Zen meditation.
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Theory topics covered in this course include:
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!
Accreditation: 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 Medical 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.
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 well being. 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 and the CMA, for your professional association and insurance. 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.
"Discover how to reach your full potential. Learn to develop your inherent talents of creativity and leadership."
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy (HICAT) is not the same as Art Therapy.In Australia and many other countries, HICAT graduates can use the title HICAT practitioner, Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist. If you live outside of Australia or New Zealand you may use the title Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist. HICAT is a modality that uses a wide range of creative ArtS which enable people to connect with the creator inside themselves. HICAT is empowering and does not require an 'expert' to interpret the finished piece or monitor the creative process in any way. All that is needed is an open heart that can hold a safe space to share beautiful, gentle, creative tools.HICAT graduates should not advertise themselves as an Art Therapist - Some people in that industry own the words and they get very upset when other healers use those words. In fact, we believe HICAT is much more than art therapy - it is Holistic (treats the whole person) and Integrated (it combines and incorporates many types of artistic modalities) and it is Creative (bringing out and connecting with the creator who can no longer feel like a victim) and it is the ArtS ( the artSSSSS, not Art - it's just not the same word :-) ) and it is a beautiful gentle Therapy (therapy seeks to provide healing through action).
AS a HICAT Practitioner you can register with the International Institute of ComplementaryTherapists and the Complementary Medical Association, and get professional insurance to practice in the following 27 countries: Oceania: Australia & New Zealand UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia, Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Malta, Isle of Man, Netherlands South Africa (covered under the EU/UK insurer) United States Canada It is most certainly legal for HICAT graduates to practice as HICAT Practitioners in all of the above countries.