The Creative Arts Therapies Society (C.A.T.S)

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◊ What exactly is Arts Therapy…: by Coryse Borg – The Malta Independent (2017)

 … and how do its benefits differ from the feel-good and personal growth that happens when attending arts classes? Coryse Borg speaks to five local arts therapists, currently serving as council of the Creative Arts Therapies Society Malta (CATS), to clear out the confusion that many have as regards when one would benefit from a specifically therapeutic process. …


◊ Dramatherapy: risk and growth: by Lou Ghirlando – The times of Malta (2015)

I was recently able to attend the British Association of Dramatherapists’ annual conference. This year it was held in Cirencester, picturesque capital of the Cotswolds, providing a green and open space that supported the dramatherapy community’s annual opportunity to connect with one another, themselves and the soul and mechanics of their profession and practice. …


◊ Dramatic efforts to tackle eating issues: by Claire Caruana – The times of Malta (2014)

Tackling the causes of an eating disorder can be an arduous task but an approach that mixes therapy with drama and creativity is making it easier. “Dramatherapy is a form of healing that uses creativity including drama, games, improvisation, music and movement,” explains Kate McCormack. …


◊ Persons with disability and art: by Lou Ghirlando – The times of Malta (2009)

The line that categorises art as an aesthetic product (with potential therapeutic side-effects) and art as a direct therapeutic medium seems to be thinner when a mainstream audience considers the artistic activity of marginalised populations. That art is therapeutic has been known on some level since humanity’s early explorations in the different forms of expression. Indeed, catharsis became Aristotle’s tool for justifying dramatic practice …


◊ Drama therapy introduced at Malta Drama Centre – The times of Malta (2005)

 In line with its extended programme to explore the various aspects of the theatre, the Malta Drama Centre welcomed an intensive course in drama therapy, conducted by Fiona Hornstein, who evaluates her experience with groups of highly motivated participants. …

◊ Looking into oneself through drama: by Adriane Massa – The times of Malta (2004)

If you have been feeling like your life is stuck in a rut or are yearning to change your job and follow your dreams, dramatherapy could be the ticket to change your life. Before you discard the idea on the basis of poor performing skills, dramatherapy is not just about acting and it involves a wide spectrum of play using drama and theatre as the therapeutic process. …