Creative Expressions

An Art Therapy Blog

Anxiety and Depression are not the Enemy

Anxiety and Depression are not the Enemy

What would you say if I said that feelings of anxiety or depression are not your enemy?  Both of these symptoms often come together and a lot of times are allies in disguise.  Anxiety can be intuition about our lives that we have long been ignoring.  That lack of...

The Final Image – Art Therapy in Palliative Care

The Final Image – Art Therapy in Palliative Care

As part of my internships in graduate school at Florida State University, I completed 2 semesters of art therapy at a hospice. A Case Study One of the most touching art therapy sessions I ever held was with someone who was in his 90's.  He was an accomplished plein...

The Importance of Therapy for Therapy Students

Are you a grad student in a counseling, therapy, social work, or art therapy program?  Book a free consultation session with me to see if art therapy is right to support you through your program. Transcription follows below: Hi, my name is Maggi Horseman and I’m a...

Nightmares: Especially in 2020

Nightmares: Especially in 2020

Lots of people this year have been asking questions about why they have such vivid dreams this year, or why they are having more nightmares.  There's lots of reason for this.  Times of both personal and societal stress are a cause for increased anxiety dreams. ...

Benefits of Keeping a Dream Journal

Benefits of Keeping a Dream Journal

Finding Themes in Dreams Keeping a dream journal can help you discover themes in your dreams. If you realize that you had 6 dreams about the same thing over a year and a half, then that is an ongoing theme. This set of symbols are a metaphor that is coming up in your...

Navigating a Path through Grief

Navigating a Path through Grief

This weekend someone asked me, "if there aren't defined stages and no 'normal' grief time period, then how does therapy work?" Great question!   First I would like to talk about the different goals and tasks that people may want to address in therapy.  Then I...