What is Colouring Dreams?
Colouring Dreams is an experience of personal development that aims to help children with functional diversity (physical or mental) and diseases in the development of their sense of identity.
Through the Healing properties of Art, this program helps children identify their dreams in unfavorable circumstances, connect with them and express their emotions.
Through the process of drawing in the House to Grow pajamas, which our foundation has designed for this project, and where the participants painted their dreams, the children will create a “concept of themselves” within their environment.
Where will the program take place?
Sessions will be held at The Connection | Rhodes on Fridays, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, over the course of 8 weeks.
The next Colouring Dreams group starts on the 1st of June 2018.
Children must be between 4 and 14 years old. This is a charity program and no costs apply to the selected participants.
Colouring Dreams is now open for registration in Sydney! If you know a child that could benefit from this program, register now:
What do we do in Colouring Dreams?
We created an experience of personal development, through the Healing properties of Art, for children and young people between 4 and 18 years old. During the personal development experience we talked about the concept of dreams, using artistic materials to translate them into House to Grow pajamas.
The pajamas are used as a metaphorical anchor, which helps them to connect permanently with their illusions and reminds them that dreams must always be worn.
In the case of hospitalized children, the pajamas full of color and illusion, make them forget the hospital environment, impacting their mood positively.
It reduces stress
It increases the levels of serotomina in the brain, helping in its well-being and reduction of the anxiety.
It improves mood, impacting healing processes.
It helps in the expression and emotional management.
It develops creativity.
Results of the program
It helps the children identifying their dreams.
It provides basic artistic knowledge that children can apply.
It facilitates the discovery of “self-identity”.
It encourages children to recognize their emotions.
It reduces pain and dissociates the child from the hospital environment.
It offers an anchor so that the effect lasts over time.