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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Inspired by the Poetry Therapy described in Art in Action, chapter 8, From Private Pain Toward Public Speech “Not all that a person desires does he or she obtain The winds blow without regard for the wishes of the ships”- (Al Mutanabbi, 915-965)

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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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The below quotation from Terry Tempest Williams reminds me of the gift Expressive Arts give us/me. For me I learned to trust the surface as the blank canvas, open stage, where the surface is the now and the now is always ready to share and unfold its abundant connections. Something is always there I said […]

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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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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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