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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The importance of ritual and ceremony such as welcomings, closures, birthdays, namings, marriages, holy days, earth cycle celebrations is to achieve liminal space. I find facilitating rituals and ceremonies healing. I feel a sense of calm and wellbeing when I take the time to honor the timelessness and bounty of an experience of my own […]

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Image “The Yellow is Melting Anxiety” I facilitate weekly Expressive Arts Therapy groups. In group I have been speaking while in motion, allowing the process to “Take Two”,  listening to the movement or gesture saying, “There is more”.   This is what I experienced while giving an aesthetic movement response to the psychological myth of […]

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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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Think your own thoughts, while embracing the beautiful thoughts of others.  My thoughts and your thoughts are what I flow between and what move me. Every time I allow myself to trust in creativity, in the aesthetic response I find myself both uncomfortable and contented.  When I move with a rhythm or paint with my […]

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