Ian Siddons Heginworth  

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Contact Ian: ian@environmentalartstherapy.co.uk


  Workshops, Storytelling and Research


Ian will be running a post graduate certificate in Environmental Arts Therapy at the London Art Therapy Centre from November 2013. THis we believe will be the first ever qualifying course for environmental art therapists. See the London Art Therapy Centre web site for detials. CLICK HERE


If you are within reach of Exeter Ian is currently available for Individual environmental arts therapy. Fortnightly two hour sessions in woodland locations on the edge of Exeter.


If you would like to work with Ian in your area then you may wish to consider these instead:
Environmental arts therapy workshops
These workshops are shaped by the month that they are run in, the location and the materials that it offers. Any wild and natural location is adequate, including woodland, moorland, beaches, meadows, even gardens if extensive enough. Access to shelter in case of rain and a source of heating in the colder months is helpful.


Ian writes and performs his own 'Hairy Tales' - stories full of archetypal imagery, mystery, comedy, adventure and pathos. When performing to children Ian enables the audience to participate in the tale, play the characters and enact the story.

Hairy Tales have proven to be extremely popular with adults and children of all ages, and Ian is available for storytelling at festivals and events



Ian is interested in opportunities to research the following:

The Circle of trees is based on the Celtic Ogham tree calendar, an indigenous system of reference that applies to the Celtic lands, their traditions, their trees and their seasons. Ian would welcome the opportunity to research other indigenous systems that relate to other lands. This would require a period of time spent in that country working as an environmental arts therapist with local people in their own natural locations as well as time to study the mythology and ecology of the area.

Having worked for many years with metaphors relating to trees Ian would welcome the opportunity to explore therapeutic encounters with animals and would love to hear from anyone already working in this field. Ian is beginning to develop this practise as part  of the Wild Things programme and would welcome the chance to work alongside practitioners in other countries.

How do you or your organisation work therapeutically with Nature? Ian would love to hear about different forms of practise all over the world.