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The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

“Look into my eyes. You’re getting sleepy. As I count back from five, you will go into a trance…” Hypnotism is deeply embedded in our popular culture as a kind of parlour trick, something widely consider to be used for entertainment and fun. But this is not the case...

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Becoming a Therapist

Introduction Becoming a therapist of any model is not a decision that should be made lightly. There are many reasons that one might be attracted to such a profession, some of which are commendable and healthy and others that may for instance, result in poor outcomes...

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Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

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Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising. Art Therapy and self-expression...

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Why everyone can benefit from a counselling session

The world can be an overwhelming place sometimes. Often, people find themselves feeling lost, sad, anxious or unable to carry on with their ‘normal’ daily activities - for reasons they are unable to pinpoint exactly. Many people find it difficult to approach friends...

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Art Therapy as a Career

If you’re looking for a career change, a job with more flexibility, or you simply want a career path that allows you to help others more, Art Therapy could be for you. If you’ve been thinking you’d like to study counselling, but you’ve got a strong creative side – or...

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Why Australia needs more trained counsellors

The mental health statistics in Australia do not paint a pretty picture. Every year, one in five Aussies experience some type of mental illness. Mental illnesses are also the third leading cause of disability in Australia and about 4% of our population will have a...

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The Importance of Youth Work and Counselling

The great Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “youth is the only thing worth having”, but, due to a number of reasons, many young people struggle to come to terms with their place in the world – this is where Youth Workers and Counsellors can prove so important. Youth...

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Ten Important Attributes of a Counsellor

Ever wonder what makes for a competent career-ready Counsellor? Is it what the Counsellor knows? What qualification they have studied? Where they have studied? What supervised practice the Counsellor has had? Yes. Each one of these factors is part of what makes for...

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The Benefits of Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is an active approach that helps the client tell his or her story to solve a problem, achieve a catharsis, extend the depth and breadth of inner experience, understand the meaning of images, and strengthen the ability to observe personal roles. It...

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How Dramatherapy is Helping Others

Dramatherapy is the use of theatre processes and techniques to promote mental health and facilitate personal growth. It is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health centres, prisons and businesses. Using activities such as role...

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5 Common Myths about Art Therapy

The Creative Arts can be a powerful therapeutic tool for lasting and meaningful change. Yet, the field of Art Therapy is often misunderstood. Let’s explore some common myths and misperceptions about Art Therapy: Myth 1: Art Therapy is like an art class, where...

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What is RPL?

Do any of these sound like you? Already employed within the Human Services sector? Want to further develop your skills? Wanting your current skills formally recognised? If you answered yes, then you may be eligible for RPL. RPL is an assessment process where your...

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The Art of Recovery

Art Therapy can help children in many ways. Children are naturally creative and it is usually easier for them to express themselves in such a way as opposed to answering questions directly. Art Therapy can be used to assist children with a number of issues including...

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Results of the annual Quality Indicators Survey 2018

July 4, 2018

We recently completed the annual Quality Indicators Survey for ASQA – all 2017 VET Students were surveyed on their experiences with Ikon.

The trends from previous years continued in terms of positive feedback – Students are happy with the course content, academic training staff and learning environment within the Ikon Institute.

100 % of respondents felt the trainers had an excellent knowledge of the subject content.

96% of respondents felt the training focused on relevant skills.

92% of respondents felt they developed the knowledge expected from the training.

70% of respondents felt the training prepared them well for work.

85% of respondents felt an overall satisfactions with the training.

80% of respondents felt they would recommend the training to others.

93% of respondents felt that the way they were assessed was a fair test of their skills and knowledge.

85% of respondents felt the assessments were based on realistic activities.

The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

“Look into my eyes. You’re getting sleepy. As I count back from five, you will go into a trance…” Hypnotism is deeply embedded in our popular culture as a kind of parlour trick, something widely consider to be used for entertainment and fun. But this is not the case...

read more

Becoming a Therapist

Introduction Becoming a therapist of any model is not a decision that should be made lightly. There are many reasons that one might be attracted to such a profession, some of which are commendable and healthy and others that may for instance, result in poor outcomes...

read more

Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

read more

Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising. Art Therapy and self-expression...

read more

Why everyone can benefit from a counselling session

The world can be an overwhelming place sometimes. Often, people find themselves feeling lost, sad, anxious or unable to carry on with their ‘normal’ daily activities - for reasons they are unable to pinpoint exactly. Many people find it difficult to approach friends...

read more

Art Therapy as a Career

If you’re looking for a career change, a job with more flexibility, or you simply want a career path that allows you to help others more, Art Therapy could be for you. If you’ve been thinking you’d like to study counselling, but you’ve got a strong creative side – or...

read more

Why Australia needs more trained counsellors

The mental health statistics in Australia do not paint a pretty picture. Every year, one in five Aussies experience some type of mental illness. Mental illnesses are also the third leading cause of disability in Australia and about 4% of our population will have a...

read more

The Importance of Youth Work and Counselling

The great Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “youth is the only thing worth having”, but, due to a number of reasons, many young people struggle to come to terms with their place in the world – this is where Youth Workers and Counsellors can prove so important. Youth...

read more

Ten Important Attributes of a Counsellor

Ever wonder what makes for a competent career-ready Counsellor? Is it what the Counsellor knows? What qualification they have studied? Where they have studied? What supervised practice the Counsellor has had? Yes. Each one of these factors is part of what makes for...

read more

The Benefits of Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is an active approach that helps the client tell his or her story to solve a problem, achieve a catharsis, extend the depth and breadth of inner experience, understand the meaning of images, and strengthen the ability to observe personal roles. It...

read more

How Dramatherapy is Helping Others

Dramatherapy is the use of theatre processes and techniques to promote mental health and facilitate personal growth. It is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health centres, prisons and businesses. Using activities such as role...

read more

5 Common Myths about Art Therapy

The Creative Arts can be a powerful therapeutic tool for lasting and meaningful change. Yet, the field of Art Therapy is often misunderstood. Let’s explore some common myths and misperceptions about Art Therapy: Myth 1: Art Therapy is like an art class, where...

read more

What is RPL?

Do any of these sound like you? Already employed within the Human Services sector? Want to further develop your skills? Wanting your current skills formally recognised? If you answered yes, then you may be eligible for RPL. RPL is an assessment process where your...

read more

The Art of Recovery

Art Therapy can help children in many ways. Children are naturally creative and it is usually easier for them to express themselves in such a way as opposed to answering questions directly. Art Therapy can be used to assist children with a number of issues including...

read more

The Benefits of Hypnotherapy

“Look into my eyes. You’re getting sleepy. As I count back from five, you will go into a trance…” Hypnotism is deeply embedded in our popular culture as a kind of parlour trick, something widely consider to be used for entertainment and fun. But this is not the case...

read more

Becoming a Therapist

Introduction Becoming a therapist of any model is not a decision that should be made lightly. There are many reasons that one might be attracted to such a profession, some of which are commendable and healthy and others that may for instance, result in poor outcomes...

read more

Art Therapy and Social Work

Social workers have many tools in their tool boxes, and use a variety of different techniques and approaches every day. Some clients respond best to unconditional positive regard, others to strong boundaries and clear goals, and others to concrete behavioral outcomes....

read more

Art Therapy in Aged Care

Art Therapy has many benefits for people in aged care. It can allow the expression of complex thoughts and emotions, help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improve motor skills and cognitive functioning, and encourage socialising. Art Therapy and self-expression...

read more

Why everyone can benefit from a counselling session

The world can be an overwhelming place sometimes. Often, people find themselves feeling lost, sad, anxious or unable to carry on with their ‘normal’ daily activities - for reasons they are unable to pinpoint exactly. Many people find it difficult to approach friends...

read more

Art Therapy as a Career

If you’re looking for a career change, a job with more flexibility, or you simply want a career path that allows you to help others more, Art Therapy could be for you. If you’ve been thinking you’d like to study counselling, but you’ve got a strong creative side – or...

read more

Why Australia needs more trained counsellors

The mental health statistics in Australia do not paint a pretty picture. Every year, one in five Aussies experience some type of mental illness. Mental illnesses are also the third leading cause of disability in Australia and about 4% of our population will have a...

read more

The Importance of Youth Work and Counselling

The great Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “youth is the only thing worth having”, but, due to a number of reasons, many young people struggle to come to terms with their place in the world – this is where Youth Workers and Counsellors can prove so important. Youth...

read more

Ten Important Attributes of a Counsellor

Ever wonder what makes for a competent career-ready Counsellor? Is it what the Counsellor knows? What qualification they have studied? Where they have studied? What supervised practice the Counsellor has had? Yes. Each one of these factors is part of what makes for...

read more

The Benefits of Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is an active approach that helps the client tell his or her story to solve a problem, achieve a catharsis, extend the depth and breadth of inner experience, understand the meaning of images, and strengthen the ability to observe personal roles. It...

read more

How Dramatherapy is Helping Others

Dramatherapy is the use of theatre processes and techniques to promote mental health and facilitate personal growth. It is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health centres, prisons and businesses. Using activities such as role...

read more

5 Common Myths about Art Therapy

The Creative Arts can be a powerful therapeutic tool for lasting and meaningful change. Yet, the field of Art Therapy is often misunderstood. Let’s explore some common myths and misperceptions about Art Therapy: Myth 1: Art Therapy is like an art class, where...

read more

What is RPL?

Do any of these sound like you? Already employed within the Human Services sector? Want to further develop your skills? Wanting your current skills formally recognised? If you answered yes, then you may be eligible for RPL. RPL is an assessment process where your...

read more

The Art of Recovery

Art Therapy can help children in many ways. Children are naturally creative and it is usually easier for them to express themselves in such a way as opposed to answering questions directly. Art Therapy can be used to assist children with a number of issues including...

read more

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