Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy

Mind Body Education

The Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Training Program 

The perfect combination of holistic healing therapies and creative arts. 

Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.

 This evidence-based therapy trains graduates to use a variety of creative modalities including art-making, dance, sculpture, drama, music, sound therapy, storytelling, meditation and holistic counselling skills to guide clients in recognizing and overcoming trauma and limiting beliefs in an empowering, respectful and highly effective way.

The blend of science and hands-on creativity makes this course extremely popular with a wide target audience and attracts people who want to develop a heart-centred career with a respected qualification and an effective set of modalities in a fast-growing industry. 

Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapies can be used in a wide variety of settings and with an assortment of different clients. If graduates want to work with children, or already do, HICAT will provide them with highly effective skills which are valued by parents and teachers. It helps children express and process emotions, manage stress, self-regulate, develop confidence and the ability to focus and concentrate. HICAT is also extremely beneficial to children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Aged care is another area where Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapies make a powerful impact. Regular participation in arts therapies can completely change the quality of life for many older people and assist in treating social issues like loneliness and loss of purpose through to conditions like dementia and hypertension.
Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapists are in high demand in the corporate arena where they can contribute to positive work environments, less workplace stress and reduced workplace bullying. HICAT also helps to stimulate creativity and awaken leadership skills. This improves productivity and profitability making it a popular team building program for smart corporate managers.
This course is attractive to a wide target audience from teachers and medical professionals looking for new skills to creative people wanting to develop a sustainable new career. 

Suitable for all ages over 18 years, including mature age students.

No previous experience or qualifications are required.

No artistic ability is necessary.

This course will connect your students with the best part of themselves - Many graduates say it has changed their lives. 

Course Manual

You can view or download the course manuals for the on-campus and the online courses to see more details about the HICAT program. 

Internationally Industry Recognised

This course is recognised in 27 countries:
Oceania: Australia &  New Zealand
UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia, Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Malta, Isle of Man, Netherlands
South Africa 
United States
  • You can offer this course online to students from all over the world. 
  • You can also provide face-to-face (on-campus) Training in your own state or province.
  • This course is evidence-based, heart-centred, industry accredited and internationally approved. 
  • Free membership for all graduates to the HICAT Association and the IMTTA 
  • A fun and deeply rewarding course to teach. 

Graduates and Training Providers all love this course

This course is extremely popular with students and graduates.
All of our training providers absolutely love delivering it too.
You can see what some of them have said below. 
"This (HICAT) journey  has helped me:
-Heal a broken heart
-Understand my self so much better
 -Change my negative belief systems
 -Understand the power of the mind
 -Change some non-serving, behaviours
 -Explore my creativity further
 -Love me for who I am
 - Connect with others through shared experiences
-Connect to my spirituality more deeply
The list could go on and on!
After 2 years of immersing myself into HICAT, my passion only grows stronger and stronger to share this education with as many people who wish to achieve their own goals, heal their own hearts and make a business of their own doing what they love."
Graduate, Teacher.  Practitioner and Training Provider. 

The College of Conscious Living 

I am looking over the feedback (from my HICAT clients and students) and reviews for the past year and it is making my heart expand." 
Graduate, Teacher and Practitioner 

Lantern Holistics 
"HICAT has definitely been the most rewarding soul filling adventure.

Forever Grateful to MBE, Isabelle and Kerry for being the most amazing, inspiring mentors and for creating these amazing courses that honestly, change lives."
Graduate, Teacher.  Practitioner and Training Provider.

The Soul-Full Mind College

Become a Training provider

We can provide you with all the courses,  resources, training and support you need to start your own HICAT training organization today! 

Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy (HICAT) is not the same as Art Therapy.

In Australia and many other countries, HICAT graduates can use the title HICAT practitioner, Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist. If you live outside of Australia or New Zealand you may use the title Creative Arts Facilitator or Creative Therapist. 

Art Therapists in the UK must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is the statutory regulator of the profession. ' The Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy Practitioner TraininG Course' is not an HCPC approved programme and completing the course will not lead to graduates being able to register as Art therapists or to provide Art Therapy in the United Kingdom. 

Graduates of the HICAT Course are not Art Therapists, they are Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapy (HICAT) practitioners. 

The ArtS refers to the theory, human application and physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies through skills and imagination in order to produce objects, environments and experiences. Major constituents of the arts include visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making and winemaking).
– So says Wikipedia

 HICAT is a modality that uses a wide range of creative ArtS which enable people to connect with the creator inside themselves.
 HICAT is empowering and does not require an 'expert' to interpret the finished piece or monitor the creative process in any way.
All that is needed is an open heart that can hold a safe space to share beautiful, gentle, creative tools.

HICAT graduates should not advertise themselves as Art Therapists - Some organizations own the words and they get very upset when other healers use those words.

HICAT is Holistic (treats the whole person) and Integrated (it combines and incorporates many types of artistic modalities) and it is Creative (bringing out and connecting with the internal creator who rises above the victim) and it is the ArtS ( the artSSSSS, not Art - it's just not the same word :-) ) and it is a beautiful gentle Therapy (therapy seeks to provide healing through action).

HICAT Practitioners can register with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists, the International Association of Therapists,  and the Complementary Medical Association, the International Association of Therapists, the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine and get professional insurance to practice in the following 27 countries: Oceania: Australia & New Zealand the UK and Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Latvia, Sweden, Channel Islands, Norway, Estonia, Malta, Isle of Man, Netherlands South Africa (covered under the EU/UK insurer) United States, Canada.
It is most certainly legal for HICAT graduates to practice as HICAT Practitioners in all of the above countries.