"Art as Process" Articles

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.…

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.…

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…