Creative Expressions

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Artist Trading Cards as Emotional Touchstones

Artist Trading Cards as Emotional Touchstones

The other day I created an art piece to use as my visual focal point for the day.  The art itself consisted of a playing card (sometimes known as Artist Trading Cards or ATC's), that I had collaged and added the word, "supported" on it.  My process was that I knew I...

Finding Fulfillment

Finding Fulfillment

How to Find Fulfillment The other morning I was sitting at my kitchen table drinking coffee and scrolling through Facebook.  I came across a post from another therapist who was looking for advice.  She asked the group, "What do you say to clients who are looking for...

Dream Group Open to New Members

Dream Group Open to New Members

What people said about previous dream art therapy groups: "I learned things about myself I never expected." "The group was really fun and interesting.  I liked marking art and I've always been interested in dreams." "I've always had this reoccurring dream.  I never...

Sexual Attraction and Trauma

Sexual Attraction and Trauma

Love makes the world go round.  We spend so much time singing about, wishing for, working on, or crying over love. That said, what is it about love that can be so addictive?  Why do some people have seemingly satisfying, model relationships and then others of us...

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiosity and Playfulness in Art Therapy Curiosity and playfulness have an important role in art therapy.  While logic, linear thinking, and objectivity have an important role in the world, this is the realm of the ego.  However, in archetypal art therapy, the grasp...

How Art Therapy Changed My Life

How Art Therapy Changed My Life

Art therapy is my second career.  While I could always say that I loved painting and loved making things, I had to make a bunch of mistakes during my twenties before I came around to art therapy.  Going back to school and changing my career is the best thing I ever...

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