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What is Living Language?

By Cat Caracelo | August 24, 2017

lan·guage NOUN the method of human communication, either spoken or written any nonverbal method of expression or communication the system of communication used by a particular community a system of symbols Living language in the context of art making, art as process, transformative process and expressive arts, is information articulated through means other than words, in ways that enliven…

Working with Shadow Stories

By Cat Caracelo | May 15, 2017

From Cat Caracelo, Founder of JourneyPath Institute I have a long history working with shadow. Attuning to and honoring the potency of facing fears, I have worked with the depth and delight of remembering that which is mine, that had been dismissed, disowned and dismembered. Shadow sounds scary, and it can feel intense and heavy.…

Guiding Process + Redefining Growth

By Cat Caracelo | February 4, 2017

What is Awakening? Who will you be as your healing journey evolves? Who will you be when your challenges are illuminated? Who will you be as personal blocks are transforming? Who will you be when wounded places are no longer guiding your choices? These are questions that must be explored through active connection, building relationship, developing…

Emotional Literacy and the FEEL Method

By Cat Caracelo | December 22, 2016

A key component of the work of a Creative Depth Coach is to support clients to make sense of their emotions through their growing emotional literacy, well expressed emotional agility and emotional sovereignty. As an individual you will work on this within your own life experience, exploring and identifying when emotion comes to the surface, how it behaves,…

Accessing the Imaginal Realm

By Cat Caracelo | December 1, 2016

One of the roles of the Creative Depth Coach is to find defined ways to guide and support your clients as they access their imaginal realm. As they discover how to be in relationship with imagery and find inner resources that will help to navigate their own healing, the Depth Coach points them toward possibility…

Why Coaching Needs Expressive Arts

By Cat Caracelo | November 27, 2016

Through the work of the JourneyCircles™ Institute I am committed to integrating expressive arts and creative process into the work of coaching and facilitation.  Based on my experience working with thousands of clients and students for over fifteen years here are four key reasons that expressive arts are absolutely essential to coaching and developing our work in…

The Art of Listening

By Cat Caracelo | November 2, 2016

Listening is at the foundation of our work. It is an active and embodied response, a sensory pathway to one’s own inner and imaginal landscape. We must begin the practice of deep listening within our own life and through art-making. Art as process allows one to experience a numinous place, outside of time and space.…

Creative Listening

By Cat Caracelo | July 23, 2016

Its a warm summer Saturday, I am taking my time – stretching in the sun, picking tomatoes and eating them off the vine and kissing clusters of apples that are ripening on my tree. I have work that is calling, art that is beckoning, a trip to the gym, a messy space that needs attention,…

What Inspired JourneyCircles™

By Cat Caracelo | July 10, 2016

JourneyCircles™ was birthed out of my experience as a depth coach and years of teaching and guiding global Mythos Journey “art as process” events, eCourses and retreats. The very elements that proved to be so powerful in journey work have been brought together into one dynamic and flexible design of JourneyCircles™ that offer creative templates for layered art and process,…

Narrative Process with JourneyCircles™

By Cat Caracelo | February 7, 2016

JourneyCircles™ invites a process of telling the stories that are ready to be told, through visual narrative.  Narrative Process using image, symbol and visual storytelling is a valuable and powerful tool for understanding experiences that are held in the past and accessing new information to support restorative healing and wholeness. Narrative theories, shamanic journey and indigenous dreaming…