Kitchen Therapy is for anyone looking for a practical and productive form of therapy, conducted in a friendly and relaxed environment. It is for anyone looking to explore personal issues in a creative and sensory way. Please read the following examples of Kitchen Therapy in practice:
From an abusive background, James suffered with issues around self care. We specifically worked on developing a new, helpful 'inner' parent by:
For James, the hands on approach in this practical therapy was less threatening and more productive, than ordinary talking therapy.
Martha was feeling stuck and resentful regarding her diet and cooking after a high cholesterol count demanded a change in her eating habits. Kitchen therapy was able to support her in these changes by:
The focus in this work was on engaging Martha's curiosity and imagination to develop her culinary skill with nutritional knowledge. This meant changing her eating habits became a rewarding rather than punitive process.
After birth of their first child, Paul and Simone found all their caring energy was being directed at their son, leaving them feeling loss of attention from one another. Kitchen therapy helped them to rebuild their relationship by:
As Paul and Simone were experienced cooks, we spent our session time mainly thinking through issues and deciding how cooking and eating in their own homes, could continue therapeutic practice.
The stresses of teenage years had distanced Grace from her daughter, Becky. They came into Therapy Kitchen to enjoy spending time together, exploring their individual issues with food. Our sessions offered:
Our work in this case, was all about them making foods they needed, enjoyed making and were proud to share with the rest of the family.