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 a fear.
Often times my clients ask “how can I decrease my anxiety, or increase a sense of well-being.” And often times I ask myself these very questions.
Over the last 10 plus years I have tracked this question for myself and for others. The red thread I see is connecting. Connecting through both expression and communication.
Expressive Arts Therapy can promote connection versus answers; a power within verses a power over a struggle or conflict. A space where relationships and responsibilities are seen and felt. Soon we will be in Peru exploring such issues as multiplicity and uncertainty.