"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

-Thomas Merton, writer, theologian, mystic, poet & social activist.

When words fall short to express and understand deep feelings, Exprecious offers techniques that will help you feel clear and process what is happening. Through action methods, expressive arts and dream analysis you will acquire a better connection with your authentic self. Exprecious combines 'precious' and 'expression' and stands for the precious importance of finding your way of expression.

The Art of Dreaming

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Dreams are like the story of the universe. Sometimes planets are facing the sun, sometimes they remain in complete darkness. Just like light and darkness relate to each other, dreams relate to us. Working with our dreams gives us the opportunity to dig into our inner shadow parts, accept them and stop being afraid of them. Dreams carry essential elements of our existence. Understanding their meaning means understanding ourselves deeper, which promotes personal growth. “The Art of Dreaming” will help you recognise and understand the symbols and codes our unconscious mind uses. The Art of Dreaming offers 4 different concepts. Three of them are group related and the last one consists of individual dream sessions. We offer Dream Workshops, Dream Groups, Dream Theatre and Dream Therapy.

Action Methods PSYCHOTHERAPY

Action methods in therapy simply means ‘therapy using action’. In a very dynamic setting we use expression, not only with words, but also through other means of communication. Words are not always enough. Expressing yourself through doing leads to self-exploration and growth. The action methods enhances dynamic interactions with others and is efficient in individual therapy. During Action Methods therapy we experiment with interactive skills in a safe environment. This means physical movement, expressive arts, psychodrama and therapeutic exercises. We discover new ways of looking at problems and find solutions. Exprecious offers Action Methods therapy as Psychodrama, Expressive Arts Therapy and therapeutic exercises.

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What Exprecious offers

Groups

Dream Therapy and Action Method sessions in group enhance empathy, interpersonal and social skills. It installs hope, cohesion and altruism.

1-ON-1

After defining therapy goals, we use adjusted action techniques in order for you to feel at ease during the sessions.

INSTITUTIONS

One-day workshops as well as long term therapy for and in collaboration with schools, mental health and residential centres for youth and seniors. Exprecious has experience in the field of addiction, prison rehabilitation and shelters.

CORPORATE

We come to your office for workshops on burn-out, mental pressure, career development and crisis situations in high-tech, low-tech or any other industry.

Is Exprecious Something for You?

Are you going through a big change or maybe a crisis? Perhaps you suffer from loneliness or anxiety? Are you looking for something more? Are you not happy with some of your behavior patterns? Maybe you are just seeking personal growth or a combination of many of these? If so, then Exprecious might be for you.  With the variety of tools and action methods Exprecious offers, you’ll start to understand what goes on in your inner world. Through different models of expression, creativity and spontaneity, you will have the opportunity to be confronted with the real you. You’ll accept and embrace all your inner parts, which allows transformation. No artistic background or knowledge is required. It is not about the end product or the result. It’s all about the process, the journey.

About Valerie Popowski

About Valerie

My interest in expressive arts started at a very young age spending a lot of time with my deaf grandparents in Antwerp, Belgium. Using not only sign language, but also facial expression and body language, I developed a very creative way of expressing myself. Growing up, my grandparents taught me a unique approach to the world and, unknowingly, planted the seed of my professional and personal life.

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