Creative Expressions

An Art Therapy Blog

Releasing the Inner Critic in Art Therapy

Releasing the Inner Critic in Art Therapy

Art is a natural impulse for children as they learn, however, a lot of people have horrible stories about when they quit doing art.   But, art therapy is different.   In art therapy we work on releasing ourselves from the inner critic, from perfectionism,...

Art Therapy for Adults

Art Therapy for Adults

Do you Work with Kids? I get the inquiries all the time if I work with kids.  Art therapy is great for working through trauma especially for people who may not "have the words."  A lot of adolescents really enjoy art making as a past-time and outlet too.  However, I...

Self-Care is Misleading Us:  Guest Blogger Jackie Schuld

Self-Care is Misleading Us: Guest Blogger Jackie Schuld

No one lives in a vacuum and I am very grateful for my supportive colleagues who I depend on for support, ideas, commiseration, and camaraderie.   One of those people is Jackie Schuld, who is an accountability partner and mastermind group member.  She helps encourage...

Personal Change – The Individuation Journey

Personal Change – The Individuation Journey

Today my post on the topic of individuation is going to take a bit of a different perspective; I'm going to talk about the personal journey.  The hero's journey, is detailed by Joseph Campbell and recounted in many stories such as Gilgamesh, Luke Skywalker in Star...

The Nature of Suffering

The Nature of Suffering

Discovering the Self I think one of the really beautiful things about therapy is that the process can be a deeply spiritual journey of discovering the self and pondering questions such as "Who am I?" and "what does it mean to have life as a human?"  Today I have...

Alchemy and Sovereignty

Alchemy and Sovereignty

Personal Sovereignty The definition of sovereignty is as follows: a supreme power or authority.  A self-governing state. So what does this mean for an individual when we're talking about personal sovereignty on a psychological level?  It means that the person is...

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