Art + Healing

Invite your stories and experiences to become a catalyst for healing and wholeness

Art as process is a tool for life, reflecting and mapping the journey of experience.

Expressive Art is a complementary approach to any process and experience of healing, depth work and transformation. Many creative forms and materials can be used to explore feelings, memories, intuitive knowing, emotions, embodied sensing, information and states of being.

Art-making creates an energetic connection that can be embraced as a language of the soul, a reflection of the whole self.

Expressive arts serves as a guide, the engagement itself is a process of discovery that includes noticing, trust, experimentation, exploration and honoring process over product.

Art as a healing practice, expressive action and transformative process offer threshold experiences.

The engagement with self and materials becomes a passage way to the inner realm, where personal and collective wisdom, and information, is held. Once known, seen, heard and recognized, this inner wisdom can be embraced, explored and expressed. Working with image, symbol and form long past the time of creating holds potency, deepens self knowledge and become ones own source material.

- Cat Caracelo, from Gathering Wholeness

JourneyCircles™ are multi-modal, complementary to many expressive art forms and transformative process, such as intuitive writing, art journaling, process painting, book arts, body mapping and narrative journaling. JourneyCircles™ is also a powerful parallel process that integrates beautifully with SoulCollage®, MARI® and Mythos Journey.

JourneyCircles™ is a dynamic creative process that will deepen healing, provide understanding and expand possibility.

Art as a healing practice, creates a space for expressive action and engaged transformative process. Integrating expressive arts as a depth coaching tool offers a threshold experience that often becomes a transitional image or object, which can be relevant to one's healing and personal growth for years. Healing is the active, moving energy that slowly turns us toward a new wholeness. It is the activation of transformative change that is often initiated by circumstance. Healing is a journey that moves one through the threshold of initiatory challenge to seek, find and bridge a renewed or reconciled experience. It is a journey that offers integration. Art as process is a tool for life, reflecting and mapping the journey of experience. Expressive art and transformative process offers modalities that are experiential, dynamic and varied, the Expressive Arts Resource is offered to explore and expand the potency of your depth work.

"At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity."
- Rachael Naomi Remen, M.D