Inklings Art believes in the power of creativity in everyday life to enhance our health and well-being across the lifespan. Our work is divided between two main strands. The first strand offers high quality yet holistic community arts education experiences from infancy through to old age. Therefore we work in parent and toddler groups, galleries, schools and community arts in health projects across the Louth/Meath and North Co.Dublin areas. Jenny’s work with AAEX (Art As Exchange) fits within this area. Check out our ‘Installation’ exhibition coming up this November in Dundalk.
The second strand is Inklings Art Therapy which provides a professional accredited art psychotherapy service to groups and individuals within the community mental health sector as part of a wider multidisciplinary treatment plan. Within this strand Inklings Art Therapy also maintains a small private art psychotherapy practice to those seeking art therapy for themselves or their child individually. Occasionally Inklings Art Therapy offers Creative Arts Therapy Groups for children experiencing similar difficulties.
Whilst most of Jennifer’s experience is in the area of mental health, she has also spent 18 months working as an art therapy trainee with children and adults with moderate to severe physical and mental impairments. Infant Mental Health and the well-being of mothers in the perinatal period is a special interest topic for Jennifer.
Another specialized area of Jennifer’s past work is the provision of therapy to children and adolescents traumatized by domestic violence.
Jennifer is also available to provide free consultation via telephone to those interested in considering or querying an art therapy intervention.