poetry my life as a poem today tomorrow returns I work as a licensed professional clinical counselor. I work using an expressive arts methodology of resource building and decentering.  I work as a board certified art therapist teaching my supervise’s ways to facilitate expansion, surface, and resonance through art making with their clients. I was […]

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phenomenology , as dicussed by Husserl, is describe by “what shows itself, and what appears.” phenomenology wants to understand something from the point of view from the art art is the making of something not emotional expression poetry vs justice thinking and truth going beyond body experience knowledge transcends experience “Theory of intentionality paying attention […]

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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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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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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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Art Therapy leads me into inner worlds and guides me to explore and enhance my feelings and relationships.  I learned how to recommit to beauty and peace while allowing the dark and ugly. Through art making, I can experience clarity and knowing, while embracing the mysterious and bigness. Pure and simple art therapy gave me […]

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I have been a dedicated process over product art therapist, until now. Now I am expanding into a process and product art therapist. It feels good. There’s some more breathing room. I love the art making, image making process. I enjoy the protection of the process being allowed to guide the image formation. I am […]

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Art Therapy – It’s about helping put the pieces back together. This gentleman is doing some individual art therapy work after working with a group to create a beautiful public mural. His treatment was focused on healing some past traumas and awakening a new sense of safety and discovery. Through the destruction and creation process […]

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