Creativity and Wellbeing Week in London from the 4th-10th June 2018

This looks like a really wonderful opportunity to see and experience how the creative arts and mental health combine.

I’ve just pulled a quote from the website, which describes beautifully the thinking behind how engagement with the arts both ignites our imaginations and confirms what we already know.

‘There is a growing body of evidence indicating the profound effect engagement in the arts and creativity can have on health and wellbeing. The arts bring us alive, nourish our curiosity, help us learn – they change the places in which we are treated – and make them places we might want to be, they can improve the relationship between clinician and patient, and they give us the courage to face our own frailties and strengths.’

Here is the link to their website where you can find details of the events.


Bhuti Workshop – 25th May 2018

I am really pleased to be running this short workshop at Bhuti.  The workshop will be an informal way to learn what art therapy is about, how I practise as a therapist and a chance to explore and play with some of the art materials I use in my therapy room.

Bhuti is a beautiful yoga, spa, cafe and well being centre in Richmond, TW10 6UB.

For full information about the event and booking, please follow the link to the talk here.


‘When language goes, the body is still speaking.’  Cai Tomos.

As part of my practise, I pay attention to how the body moves, breathes and holds tension. The body is a powerful communicator of our emotions.  We are embodied beings and so I believe that our bodies, have much to tell us in the therapy room.

Western medicine tends to separate the body and mind but there is now much evidence and understanding in the field of body/mind symbiosis, that aims to re-connet us to our bodies, with an understanding that our emotions, our mental health, directly effects our physical one.

For further reading on this, I would recommend these titles-

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk

The Body Remembers, by Babette Rothschild

In An Unspoken Voice, by Peter A. Levine

When The Body Says No, by Gabor Mate

Cai Tomos is both artist and art psychotherapist. Website –