Anxiety and Voice Authentic Voice Training with Terri Chester By: Sara Skowronski LPC, ATR-BC I recently attended an intensive weekend workshop at the New York Expressive Arts Institute entitled Authentic Voice, facilitated by Expressive Arts Therapist Terri Chester.  I wanted to learn more about the relationship between anxiety and voice. The workshop was intimate with nine […]

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06
Apr-2013

The Magic of “I” to “We”- an application of EXA methods to community Mosaic Art  In this paper I will discuss specific elements of the artistic process and social context that contribute most clearly to the ‘magic’ experienced in a my application of  Expressive Arts (EXA) methods to community mosaic art .  I will briefly […]

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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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04
Dec-2012

Writing about the magical heaven and earth qualities about mosaics. Here are some quotations with which I resonate: “There are few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.” Anias Nin […]

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23
Dec-2011

Writing about the magical heaven and earth qualities about mosaics. Here are some quotations with which I resonate: “There are few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.” Anias Nin […]

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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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“The extremely antique art of mosaic has given me the possibility to fuse history with my expressive and aesthetic needs in a contemporary context”. ” I want each mosaic to have maximum liberty to be itself “

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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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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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