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This summer We Are Mosaics offered a workshop, Mosaics as an Expressive Arts Therapy:  From Broken to Beautiful at the first International Expressive Arts conference in Peru. This workshop focused on the flow of magic that allows for an international professional adult group of 40 participants to design and construct a mosaic mural. “I found […]

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I had the great pleasure of participating in the CAGS program at EGS this past summer.  I was enriched by many classes and people and one that stands out was the Art of Leadership facilitated by Paolo Knill. His description and facilitation of relational and responsive leadership touched me and connected me to what inspires […]

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The photograph above symbolizes authenticity; Am I dots or lines? Being authentic, like finding one’s truth, can be unshakeable and yet mutable in response to a new experience. In my practice I link the Expressive Arts pedagogy with my authentic style of therapy. I understand EA’s framework of sensitizing to relate to my sense of […]

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Body art has been around for as far as I can see any how. This body art piece is about pregnancy, birth and midwifery. I am again reminded how art making is bonding, is attachment,  and is intimacy. Making art with each other, around each other  and on each other brings me a calm not […]

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Getting excited about hopefully presenting at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association International Conference in Lima, Peru this August 2011. Check out http://ieata.org/conference.html

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We have been facilitating an Expressive Arts group that starts with the ceremony and ritual of a  shamanic journey to find and converse with the power animal that most relates to your present life. We then create art as an aesthetic response to the shamanic journey. Above is a picture of the journey to find […]

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A few weeks after the Ivorian people cast their votes in a peaceful nationwide presidential election with results certified by national and international monitors, the country is rapidly descending into chaos and possibly massive violence. Calls from all corners of the planet in favour of a peaceful resolution to the standoff between Alassane Ouattara, widely […]

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Art Heals by Shaun McNiff highlights two important stages in the history of Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy. The first is that our work involves us, the therapists.  We are not strictly observers documenting and analyzing another’s process, but rather therapeutic participants.  Secondly, Art Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy is a combination the new […]

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Voice workshop with Expressive Arts Therapist Terri Chester, wow what a decentering experience. I was guided into  an alternative world of imagination through the use of voice. My authentic voice was given room and support to relate with others. First she facilitated many warm ups, and embodied the work with body scans and body reflections.  […]

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