"Expressive Arts" Articles

Navigating Life + How Journey Work Saved Me

By Cat Caracelo | October 6, 2018

Sharing my story is a way of connecting to OUR stories, how we see, feel and live life in different ways at different times. When times are hard and we are brought to a place of breaking, how can the connections to journey work offer a safe place to land and discover how to bring…

Upcoming Retreats with Cat Caracelo

By Cat Caracelo | June 5, 2018

I am so excited to announce the next journey retreats, spots are filling and I don’t want you to miss the retreat that calls to you! September 2018: Ancestral Dreaming + Soul Stories | Southern California Equinox Retreat Explore your deep myths and journey with art and life, joining a circle of women in this extraordinary…

International Womens Day, Every Day

By Cat Caracelo | March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day is today…I invite you to honor and celebrate all that is changing and rising to meet us! Womens Day is Every Day Below, I share an invocation, a living prayer, a powerful expression of who we are. Also I offer some important ideas about how Artist and Activist intersects, creates sacred space…

Self-Care at the Holidays

By Cat Caracelo | November 22, 2017

Tender remembering, feelings and old triggers can meet us, sometimes to our dismay, at the holiday season. With Thanksgiving in the United States coming soon, I am reminded of my own triggers, a time of grief when I wanted to scream and run. Celebration days, holiday traditions and seasonal energies can be complicated, both delightful…

Active Reclaiming

By Cat Caracelo | September 11, 2017

As seasons shift and life turns, reclaiming is a particular energetic principle that is frequently needed, and welcome. Each step of a journey – and in this case a JourneyCircles™ transformation card – holds a message that contains an invitation of engagement (moving energy) and a transformative outcome. Transformative outcomes are based on the experiences…

Creating with JourneyCircles™ – Video Series

By Cat Caracelo | September 2, 2017

  Circle Collage + JourneyCircles™ Process   Creating on Compass Cards with JourneyCircles™   Connected Stories + Nested Circles with JourneyCircles™    JourneyCircles™ Series: The Card Types   JourneyCircles™ Series: Creating Cards JourneyCircles™ Series: Pattern Play JourneyCircles™ Series: Quick Fire Creating JourneyCircles™ Series: Transformation Models   How JourneyCircles™ was Inspired

What Is Creative Depth Coaching?

By Cat Caracelo | August 30, 2017

Creative Depth Coaching is a hybrid form of coaching that combines traditional and narrative coaching with healing modalities, transformative art and depth process to engage wisdom, self-discovery and healing. Deep thinkers, healers and seekers often yearn for this type of inner exploration to fuel their purpose and passion. The process has been defined and developed…

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.…

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…