Art + Healing
Art is a tool for life, reflecting and mapping the journey of experience.
Art as process, expressive arts and transformative process offers modalities that are experiential, dynamic and varied. Please visit the JourneyPath Institute Expressive Arts Resource where you can explore and expand the potency of your depth work through various creative modalities.
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, creates a space for expressive action and engaged transformative process.
Integrating expressive arts as a depth coaching approach offers a threshold experience. The art itself can become 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 awareness of expressed wholeness. It is the activation of transformative change that is initiated by circumstance or happening. Art is active happening.
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.
"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