Nelson, September 12, 2014
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I have enjoyed composing this account of the journey so generously and
lovingly funded by 22 of you!
Please download the report in Word document (.docx) below at your leisure.
Finally, the fruit of this Expressive Arts Facilitation training you funded is the Creative Community Saturdays Workshop series detailed below which I will be offering in the fall and Winter of 2014/2015. I will post updates once the workshops have begun.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the report. I am currently available for freelance/overflow in the area of facilitation. If you have an exciting project coming up...
Get in touch!
Thanks to support from my community, I learned that there was much enthusiam for the work I am am offering. Therefore, I will be attending the first ever PYE Social Artist Festival-North America Region - a festival for people who use art for social change. It takes place on Whidbey Island, August 20th to 25th, I look forward to bringing fresh learning home to the koots and the Columbia Basin.
I just attended the "Who Resides Inside Of You? Art Therapy Workshop" at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI). It was hosted by Rossana Manzano Mateos, Masters thesis Student and Supervised by Instructor Nicole LeBihan. The workshop explored the use of music, movement and paint as language of the body and it was, for me, a transformative journey.
For anyone who hasn't tried it or feels the call, I say it was worth it for me. The power of sound-scapes, when one is ripe to receive them, I found is a great shortcut to embodiment and expression deep into the layers of my being. I felt as though I had allowed myself to travel on a vision quest, a hero's/heroin's journey to find a possible future, a past at peace and above all a more centered right now... and the ability, from time to time, to march, spin, cower or stand perfectly still to the beat of my own drum.
Something to think about.
The Mission of Art
“Alex Grey might be the most significant artist alive. In a world gone postmodern, bereft of meaning and value, cut loose on a sea of irony and indifference, Alex is taking a stunning stand: there is a God, there is Spirit, there is a transcendental Ground and Goal of human development and unfolding. Higher realities are available to us, is the message of Alex Grey’s art and words in this book. He has set himself the extraordinary task of depicting, in art, these higher truths and here encourages all artists to find their own unique means of serving art’s abiding mission.”
- Ken Wilber, Foreword to The Mission of Art
For more, see: http://alexgrey.com/
Roots and Branches of the Healing Arts:
Coast Salish Traditions Meet Creative Arts Therapies CATA Conference 2010
Call for Submissions: Deadline May 31, 2010
The Canadian Art Therapy Association is planning to hold its 2010 Conference on August 12-14, 2010, in Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
We invite you to submit proposals for experiential workshops, papers, or poster presentations. We welcome proposals from all creative arts modalities on the following themes:
• Roots of the creative arts therapies
• New approaches and applications of creative arts therapies
• Transpersonal/spiritual aspects of the creative arts therapies
• Self-Care: Strengthening and protecting the arts therapist before, during and after sessions
• Working with boys and men
• Neuroscience and the arts therapies
The conference will be held at the Quw'utsun Cultural Conference Center. For more information on this beautiful location please see their site at http://www.quwutsun.ca
Submission Form: see “Call for Papers” at www.catainfo.ca
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Originally Posted on May 31, 2010 by Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli
Creativity & Expression: The Healing Power of the Arts in Healthcare
June 4, 2010 ~ 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Lesley University and Whittier Street Health Center will host a regional conference to increase awareness of the use of the arts in healthcare. This one-day conference will highlight best practices and research on creativity, arts and healthcare that have emerged over the past 25 years.
The clinical applications of dance, drama, art, poetry, writing, music and expressive arts therapy is used in the care of patients at hospitals, community health centers, community programs, nursing homes, and numerous other health settings. The arts are also used to educate wider communities about the risk, prevention, and care for wide ranging public health, environmental, and medical issues including: obesity, asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, and violence as a health epidemic. Personal expression through creativity and the arts has the potential to access a body, mind, spirit continuum and has proven to be helpful in the process of healing and recovery.
The 'Creativity & Expression' conference is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in the arts and healthcare and the relationship between the two.
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A cool concept. Look it up on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_jamming
I've just received CMT and have a few impressions I would like to capture before they fade. The benefit has a lot to do with the relaxation that comes when one allows oneself to be held in a safe container: the therapist's office, their hands, our own body and mind. The release which can lead to a hypnagogic state is a place from which to prepare, grow, integrate, expand and indeed, clarify. In many ways, the conditions which allow the body re-member as it opens are similar to those required for creating and moving energy within, around and through the container that is a group engaged or not in some process together.