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[These poems are from a group I created for women who wanted to explore change and transition. I used the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor for how change happens. Fairy tales, myths, and stories help sharpen our sight and present new ideas and instructions of how to move forward.]
[The following poems emerged from an art therapy group that I created called Soul Garden. I used the four seasons as a metaphor for how we travel through change in our life. Transitions between seasons are rarely smooth often we are on shifting ground.]
[Dreaming is necessary for psychic and physical health and is an essential part of the lived experience. Sigmund Freud discovered a basic truth about dreams - that they give a picture of the psyche as it is. Carl Jung took Freud’s truth a step further, to prove that dreams also provide clues for...
[The practice of mindfulness and art therapy are complementary paths on the journey of self-actualization. Practicing mindfulness meditation and creating art mindfully help guide us, calm the storm around our journey, and provide openings to access our inner strength and wisdom. The poems...
[These poems explore how home affects my clients’ sense of identity and belonging. Home can be described from multiple perspectives; however, home is most simplistically defined as something – a person or place – that creates a sense of safety and well-being for a person.]
[This last section of poetry is about the art of reinvention. Art gives us the tools, the way to help reimagine the self and the world. The alchemical process of art helps us re-vision, re-create the energy that was once stuck in the body and psyche as traumatic and/or painful, into something...
[For me, these poems express the joys of living and working when situated in ‘creative process.’ Therapy is process work and art therapy is being creative about how that process happens. My hope is that these poems express change – whether a life change, a change in habitual thinking, or an...
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