Kuvataideterapian luento Pispalan Kirjastolla, kesäkuussa 2022. Pahoittelut hiljaisesta äänenlaadusta ja kuvanlaatukin kirkkaan taustan vuoksi vähän epäselvä. Mutta koitan videolla antaa yleiskuvaa kuvataideterapian hyödyllisyydestä ja miten kuvien merkityksellisyys vaikuttaa mielenterveyteen eri tavoin. Kesto on noin 1,5 tuntia.

My lecture about Visual Art Therapy at the Library of Pispala, in June 2022. Only in Finnish.

Art Therapy, in Finnish Taideterapia

I graduated as a solution-focused visual art therapist in January 2021 (at Tampere, Alfa Partners Academy), and since then I've deepened and developed my own approach with visual therapeutic methods and ways of thinking and experiencing life. How I could make a positive difference to my own and other people's psychological issues? Art therapy worked not just for myself, but can also drastically help those who are not so in touch with their 'inner artists', or could use another perspective and approach in their daily lives. It can be a key to a deeper, more grounded sense of self, and generally increases well-being and can solve hidden traumas, which some can be nearly impossible to solve otherwise.

My approach so far has been careful and minimal, since above all else, I consider myself as an artist, and not a therapist, but as life experience has taught me, it is possible to have the good from 'both worlds' and find a balance between a scientific approach to life and purely artistic one. Making comics (Elven Talk) has been my way of handling that difference. Also a spiritual path has been found, however faint that path sometimes seems to be :)

So, if you need help in your life and you think art therapy might work for you, please contact me and maybe I can help you out. Art therapy is short-term therapy and it can be done from home, office, across the country and in person. Obviously not everyone can come see me in Finland, so long-distance councelling is the only option.

Write to me salonen.kirsi@gmail.com to learn more about the methods and processes of solution-focused art therapy. Here's a Link to my Finnish Art Therapy website, which is still partly under construction, please be patient with it. I apologise for not being able to provide an English version of it.


Joulukuun 19. päivään saakka 2022, pidän maanantaisin kuvataideterapian ryhmäistuntoja klo 18-19:30 Pispalan Kirjastolla, Tampereella.
Until 19th of December, at Mondays, I'm holding art therapy sessions for small groups from 6-7:30 pm, at the Library of Pispala, Tampere.

Thank you to Julia for this nice picture from one of the very enjoyable sessions.

Tutkintoni vuodelta 2021.
My diploma from 2021.