ARE YOU LOOKING TO CHANGE CAREER OR ADD TO YOUR OWN HOLISTIC PRACTICE?
This course is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age, including mature students.
No previous experience or qualifications required.
Start a new career as a qualified Holistic Therapist,
maybe add a new dimension to your existing career,
for your own personal development or to
support family and loved ones.
No artistic ability is necessary
Graduates receive the MBEd Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy and can use the letters
Dip.HICAT(MBEd) after their names.
HICAT is a Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy, it 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.
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.
HICAT enhances physical, mental and emotional functioning and wellbeing.
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 soul.
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.
THIS COURSE IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.
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 helps children express and process emotions, manage stress, self-regulate, develop confidence and the ability to focus and concentrate. HICAT is also extremely beneficial to children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Aged care is another area where Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapies makes 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.
Holistic Creative Therapists are perfect for the corporate arena 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. This improves productivity and profitability
making it a popular team building program for corporate managers.
HICAT is a mental health profession that uses the Arts to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. You do not need to be an artist.You do not need to be able to dance. You do not need to be musical.You do need to enjoy being creative and have a passion for helping people heal.
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 soul. 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!
Holistic Therapists do not analyse or advise their clients. We provide creative, expressive, self-empowering tools and therapies, which places the responsibility for healing in the hands of the only person who really knows what the client needs…the client!
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. Online students will spend around 10 hours per week studying for one year. On-campus students will spend one day a week in class and approx 5 hours home study for six months. Studies will include reading, watching videos, completing art projects, writing essays.
You will need to be able to take photos and videos and upload them onto your course work submission forms. This is not difficult, and we can assist you to learn how to do this if you need us to.
Practical topics covered in this course include:
Theory topics covered in this course include:
Industry recognition and approval is essential for holistic therapist training courses.
There is a wide range of holistic and complementary therapies modalities which do not fit into the Government Training Frameworks in most countries. These include Yoga, Holistic Counselling, Meditation and Holistic Arts Therapies, just to name a few.
Many governments have decided these modalities should be industry regulated. There is a misconception that they are unregulated, but they are, in fact, industry regulated.
In order to practice as a therapist under these modalities you need industry recognition and to be able to get professional indemnity and liability insurance.
There are two types of associations.
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 is 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 approval for any training courses.
Our courses are accredited with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine and the Complementary Medicine Association. These industry associations all have an excellent global reputation and a rigorous screening process.
Our graduates can join the IICT and the CMA, and get professional practitioner insurance.
(You will be able get public liability and professional indemnity insurance, providing there is no reason why you are personally unable to be approved).
HICAT graduates are able to join the Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist Association (this is a newly established modality association to support HICAT practitioners- Its free for your first year provides ongoing support and networking.
HICAT graduates in the UK and Ireland can use the title Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist. In Australia and many other countries graduates can use the title HICAT practitioner, Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner, Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist.
Members of the above association can be listed on practitioner directories on all of these associations websites, to help drive potential clients directly to you, the qualified and industry approved practitioner.
Australia & New Zealand, 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.
I have studied Counselling through a government accredited provider and as much as I thoroughly enjoyed the content, I felt that it lacked what your course offered. Tools, homework, business set-up ideas, marketing, research, fee structure, connection and ongoing support. I must commend you on not only providing practical information that is going to help one embark as a successful Teacher, but you also gave the other tools to help people embark on this journey feeling confident that they not only have the skills to work in this area, but they have the ethics and understanding of good customer service and professionalism as well.
The journey (through this course) has been a pleasant one as the information is there to revise in a simple and effective manner. If I was to measure my growth both professionally and personally during the last 12 months it has been an uphill curve and I feel that my development will serve not only myself, my family and friends but part of the community that surrounds me.
Vicki R wrote:
I found the course to be very thorough and the tutors to be very helpful and easy to contact. This course gives you many options for your future both professionally and personally.
Many blessings for the opportunity to attend your course I received my motivation back and my "mojo" to believe in myself again.
Blessings to you all.