Entering a New Relationship with Yourself Through Creative Expression <3
I just love how ZOË DEARBORN (www.zoelab.net) expresses the importance of Expressive Arts Therapy in the healing process:
"This is how I would put it: the deepest wounds in us, the ones that show up for us in every day in a myriad of way, leave a longing to be healed, and they can only be healed by us. We can have guidance and help, of course, from a counselor, friends, family, but only we can truly heal ourselves. This is why I teach the expressive arts. I teach people how to heal themselves, instead of thinking that I can heal them. And we heal ourselves through our creativity, through our interactions with our world, through being present, curious and compassionate. The arts lend themselves so beautifully to cultivating these very qualities, the conditions for healing. We have been created brilliantly, with the tools for healing built into us. When we use these inner resourses while engaging with the most elemental forms of human expression: dance, song, storytelling & drawing, we enter a new relationship with ourselves, where we allow ourselves to feel more, and see that we have choice in how we respond to our pain." READ more from ZOË's entry called, "Expressive Arts Therapy: Making Art Out of Trouble"