Transformative Therapy using Art and Music

Transformative Therapy Diploma course

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10 Lessons

If you believe in the power of the creative Arts and Music to transform lives, this Transformative Therapy distance learning Diploma specially created by Suzy Chiazzari, will offer you a means of exploring this idea yourself and developing it into a creative and caring career.

The Transformative Therapy using art and music course is designed for those who wish to work in a complementary health field using art and music to accelerate self-growth and inner healing. It will also be useful to anyone who wishes to develop their own self-knowledge and creative abilities. You do not have to have any previous training in either art or music as Transformative Therapy teaches you different techniques of using sound, shape, form and colour to promote a healing process that promotes expansive emotional healing and spiritual growth.

Art as Therapy links the energy of colour and sound to create a bridge between the visible world of the physical body, it’s emotional states and the invisible spiritual realms, thus promoting a state of wholeness and connection. This course uses transformative imagery through guided visualisations to stimulate the imagination for healing, change and growth. Using transformative imagery sets up new pathways in the brain that can improve chronic pain, mental and physical health.

As a Transformative therapist you act as a facilitator of empowering creative acts. The harmonising forces of colour and sound, promotes conscious merging with the primal energy of life, or as Carl Jung describes it, ‘the collective unconsciousness’. In this course we use creative artwork and music to further his idea that the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. The course also introduces the work of Rudolph Steiner and Alfred Tomatis.

No previous qualifications are needed but an interest in art and music as therapy and a with a desire to work in a creative and caring environment.

• Using art and music as a Transformative Therapy
• How colour and sound vibrations affects our moods and behaviour
• Colour as a mirror of the soul- Colour psychology
• The healing effects of sound and music
• Healing breath and Sound therapy
• Linking to your inner self through creative
visualisations to facilitate healing
• Counselling using music and creative artwork
• Regression therapy release through guided visualisation
• Art and music for stress and as a relaxation aid
• Freeing your spirit - Creative and Music Therapy to aid your creativity
• Balancing your left and right hand brain
• Sound and colour for meditation - Yantrology


This course requires a student to obtain 70% or more in continuous work assessment submitted for each module and final project.
Our principal, Suzy Chiazzari tutors this course herself and will be giving you plenty of written feedback and advice when she marks your homework assignments.

Diploma students are entitled to use the initials Dip HDI. (Transformative Therapy ) with Art and Music. The qualification is awarded by the Holistic Design Institute.

Students and graduates can join IEATA. International expressive arts therapy association, the International Sound Healers Association and International Art Therapy Organisation IATO andAmerican Art Therapy Association. (subject to requirements by each organisation.)

Entrance Requirements

Students should be over 21 years of age to allow for life experience.
Good written and spoken English.
An interest in counselling and using the creative arts to facilitate emotional and mental healing, but no previous qualification in Art or Music required. Please note that this is a specialist Creative arts and music healing qualification and not a regular Art or Music Therapist degree course.


I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed this course. It has given my art a new perspective and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. Although at times it has been hard, it has shed light onto parts of my self and I have been able to transform these things for the better. It has been a great tool and I have always known that art has transformative powers....

Have gained so much from doing this courses and I am continuing to read and learn as well as practising drawing and painting. Thank you so much.

I took a part time job as a support worker with adults with learning difficulties. I have been asked by the trust to work with individuals I support on a one to one basis using art to aid communication, relaxation and self-esteem. I am now planning my first 6 week group sessions using Art as Therapy to transform lives, which I am to run in my home town and surrounding areas

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful course. I have got a tremendous amount out of it and I also found your comments extremely helpful. I am really grateful for having been given the opportunity to bring joy and meaning back into my life.

Thank you for taking so much time to do the analysis of my art therapy drawing and share your insights, it is greatly appreciated. I am really looking forward to doing this exercise with my clients in the future.

I want to express my sincere gratitute for your detailed and gifted analysis of my Art Therapy. I was taken aback as I did not expect to receive anything at all and it was a lovely surprise. I had goosebumps reading your notes as you have identified so much that is true, both from the time in which the exercise was set and the present time. It literally left me speechless...

RF 2016. I feel so enriched by everything I am learning and finding ways to apply these in my own life. Its truly wonderful. I really feel inspired to share with others what I have learned.

If you are self-employed you should be able to claim this course off your tax. If you are a teacher, social worker or therapist and work for a charity or business employer you may be able to get sponsorship for professional development.

Prices are in UK Pound Sterling.
The course notes come with a music visualisation Art Therapy CD.
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Two cheque part payments are also accepted. Contact school for details.
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