The Soul - Full Mind College
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies
(HICAT) Practitioner Training Provider

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HICAT - ONLINE TRAINING

Next Intake Commencing 13th August 2024




Calling All Aspiring Therapists! 
Learn To Be A Beacon Of Support For Your Clients With Our Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies Training Program.

HICAT - ONLINE TRAINING
Are you interested in a career that combines creative arts and compassion? The Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Course offers an opportunity to align art with the heart. This course empowers you to work independently, set flexible hours, and earn a substantial income while making a positive impact on people's lives, helping them live happier, healthier, and more creative lives. 

In a rapidly growing industry centred around holistic health, this course has the power to transform lives. Through a supportive and enjoyable online learning experience, you'll have the chance to explore a variety of creative arts, and healing modalities while mastering the essential skills and confidence of a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist. The course provides professional, evidence-based practical training, equipping you with the necessary tools to excel as a practitioner. 

By enrolling in this course, you'll gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience. You'll learn to integrate various art forms, such as creativity, arts, music, dance, drama, meditation, sand play and creative writing, and holistic counselling that promote emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

Remember that success in any career, especially one focused on helping others, requires dedication, continuous learning, and a genuine passion for the work. If you possess a strong interest in the intersection of creative arts and healing and a desire to make a positive impact on people's lives, the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Course can serve as a transformative stepping stone toward a rewarding and heart-centred career.
COURSE INFORMATION
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. Holistic Integrated Creative Arts 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 assists children to express and process emotions, managing stress, self-regulate, and developing confidence and the ability to focus and concentrate. 

HICAT is also extremely beneficial to children on the autism spectrum, children with behavioural issues and their families. Aged care is another area where Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapies make 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. 

Working with aged care clients is the most rewarding, inspiring and fulfilling career. Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapists are in high demand in the corporate sector 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. Builds confidence, and assertiveness. This improves productivity and profitability making it a popular team-building program for smart corporate managers. 

WHO SHOULD DO THIS COURSE? 
This training is perfect for those who are creative and want to start a prosperous new career. It would also be very beneficial to teachers and healthcare workers who want to diversify their skill sets. Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature-age students. No previous experience or qualifications are required. No artistic ability is necessary Add a new dimension to your current qualifications or launch a new career as a holistic practitioner.
COURSE CONTENT
Practical topics covered in this course include: 
☼ Art Therapy (paint, watercolour pencils, charcoal & oil pastels) 
☼ Tactile Therapy (sculpture, clay, construction) 
☼ Sand-play & Environmental Art-making 
☼ Music, Tribal Rhythms 
☼ Medicine Drums & Sound Therapy 
☼ Dance & Movement Therapy 
☼ Role Play, Storytelling, Creative Writing & Drama Therapy Theory

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 
☼ Exploring Emotions 
☼ 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 
☼ Art appreciation 
☼ Interpretation & Diagnosis 
☼ Compassion & Non-judgement 
☼ Learning Styles 
☼ Personality types 
☼ Managing groups 
☼ Supporting clients 
☼ Working with PTSD 
☼ Working with anxiety disorders 
☼ Working with grief & loss 
☼ Working with children 
☼ Working with depression 
☼ Working in medical settings 
☼ Developing community art 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 practice 
☼ Creating a specialised practice 
☼ Resources, materials & equipment 
☼ Marketing for creative arts therapists 
☼ Legalities, insurance and joining associations
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS TRAINING COURSE?
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists do NOT analyse clients' artwork, the therapist empowers the client to be their storyteller. All of our training materials are evidence-based and industry-accredited with the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists and the Complementary Association.
 
You will learn about positive psychology and explore the link between emotional, physical and psychological well-being. 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.
 
You will be able to get public liability and professional indemnity insurance. You will emerge from this training course with the wisdom and confidence required to practice as a Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapist.
 
You will be equipped with 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 empowering people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling and more creative lives. 

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!
WHY YOU'RE GOING TO EMBRACE OUR ONLINE TRAINING
☼ Study comfortably and safely from home, adapting your schedule around work and family commitments. 
☼ Say goodbye to the expenses and hassles of commuting, parking, and traffic jams.
 ☼ Tailor your learning pace to match your style. 
☼ Benefit from high support with optional weekly live 60-minute Q&A sessions (all sessions are recorded for later viewing). These sessions are scheduled at various times to accommodate different time zones.
☼ Need extra help? Contact your teacher via email or schedule a Zoom call. 
☼ Join our private student social media group to connect with students, communicate with teachers, and access information, inspiration, and ideas.
HOW WILL THE COURSE BE DELIVERED?
Modules and lesson packs, and audio-visual components are all accessible via an online student dashboard. 

Students read lectures and watch some videos. You will be asked to write essays, answer questions, and complete creative tasks. You will take photos of your completed artwork to send to your teacher via the online platform. You will sometimes need to make videos. It is not about artistic ability. There is no good or bad art. 

HICAT focuses on the healing process, not the art.
 
Each of your modules will be divided into theory and practice sessions. A great deal of time will be spent exploring healing modalities, and art activities and participating in a wide variety of meditation styles, including movement meditation, mantra meditation, chakra meditation, guided creative visualisation, mindfulness and Zen meditation. 

There are some fieldwork components where you will need to involve a friend or family member or visit a professional practice, business or centre but we will guide and assist you with this. 
 
Students will spend around 10 hours per week studying. 

All students completed work is submitted through the online student dashboard.
 
Our teaching team is very available via email or you can book a phone support call. 

You will be so supported studying whilst being a student at our college. 
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL YOU REQUIRE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING COURSE?  
☼ You will need to be able to read and write in English. 
☼ Access to a computer with an internet connection. 
☼ Email access. 
☼ Be able to open and read PDFs (we can help you with this). 
☼ A moderate level of computer literacy (sending emails, internet, uploading documents and photos). 
☼ Ability to watch and listen to videos, ted talks. 
☼ You will be provided with a materials list that will cost no more than $200 AUD. This will include all the art materials and resources you will need throughout your course. You do not have to purchase all the items at once plus you may be able to utilise your own art supplies. 
☼ Time management skills 
☼ You need to set aside 10 hours of study time each week to complete your course on time. 
COURSE FEE
FULL COURSE FEE 
$2,200.00 AUD
Saving $450.00
Paid in full on enrolment.

PAYMENT PLAN FEE
$2,650.00 AUD
$350.00 - Deposit paid on enrolment
20 x fortnightly payments of $115.00 AUD

Our Commencement Dates
9th of July 2024
13th August 2024
10th of September 2024
12th of November 2024
COURSE DURATION
Course Duration 12 Months - Part-time
20 Modules - One module per fortnight
12 weeks of holidays and study breaks are available.
Approximately 10 hours of study per week
Online - High support.
Optional live Zoom weekly Zoom Q and A class.
Internationally Industry Accredited.

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY :  HICAT ONLINE STUDY GRANT

The Soul-Full Mind College dedicates a limited amount of funds to provide study grants, giving students with financial constraints the opportunity to pursue studies and develop fulfilling careers in the holistic well-being industry.

The regular course fee is AUD $2,200, but with the Study Grant, you can receive a 50% reduction.

Apply for a study grant by enrolling and paying a reduced fee of AUD $1,100.

Please note that payment plans are not available with study grants.

Limited opportunities are available.


HOW WILL THE SUBMISSION FORM & HOMEWORK BE ASSESSED?
We value your individuality here at The Soul-Full Mind College. 
The assessment of the homework process is not designed to make judgements or categorise students.
 
You all have unique gifts to bring to your own practice and we do not want to uniform you in any way. In fact, we want to enhance and build on your uniqueness.
 
Neither is the assessment process intended to place a value on the quality of one student’s work above another’s. It is designed to allow your teacher to view how you are progressing and developing throughout the course. 

Students are assessed throughout the training course for; 
☼ Completion of all activities 
☼ Comprehension of all modalities and activities 
☼ Following the instructions for all activities 
☼ Complying with and following Timeframes 
☼ Unless an extension has been granted by the teacher 
☼ Completion of all the module submission forms 
☼ Student's engagement and interaction with the teacher 
☼ Academical and Personal Growth throughout the training course
COURSE OUTCOMES
Graduates receive the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Training Course Certificate and can use the letters Mbe.HICATprac. (Mind Body Education Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner ) after their names. 
Graduates can also join the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine and the Complementary Medical Association and get professional insurance. You will also be provided with a full year of free membership to the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapists Association and the International Meditation Teachers and 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 that 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 Arts 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 professionally rewarding career. 
This course is also suitable for personal development. 
Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Training Course is the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, play, storytelling and sand play 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 by supporting them on a journey of self-exploration and personal growth, incorporating the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
This course 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.

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