The Rehabilitation Programme consists of a series of Arts Therapy workshops that are delivered within the Correctional Centres we work with in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

These workshops are rendered over 3-month long cycles and powerfully blend therapy, creative arts and life-skills to facilitate holistic development and rehabilitation of the youth participating in the programme.

Visual Art Therapy

A series of bi-weekly workshops lead by qualified art psychotherapists. The sessions use art as a tool for therapy and expression, while incorporating fun and creativity through activities such as:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpting
  • Journaling

Music Therapy

A series of bi-weekly workshops lead by a qualified music therapist. The sessions use music as a tool for therapy, while incorporating fun and creativity through activities such as:

  • Drumming
  • Song writing
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Music recording

Why Arts Therapy

For us, arts therapy is as a powerful way for incarcerated young people to reconnect to their humanness and build skills for expressing their emotions in a safe, positive and constructive way.

In this way, our youth are given a unique platform for connection, collaboration, expression, creativity and fun – which in turn creates opportunities for their personal transformation.

We use arts therapy to take our participants on a journey of transformation from the inside out. The therapy sessions are designed to provide a space for healing for the heart and mind, and cover topics such as:

  • Coping with emotions
  • Managing anger
  • Self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Managing social relationships
  • Being a positive actor in society
  • Independent thinking
  • At the start of the programme, I was withdrawn and felt empty. Having finished the programme, I've discovered a whole new world and hidden talents within myself that I didn't know existed! I have the courage to dream and hope again.

    YiPSA Participant
    YiPSA Participant Goodwood Correctional Centre, 2014
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