“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and will be lost” -Martha Graham
Creative expression is our natural birthright. Engaging in creative expression is a powerful way to foster self discovery, healing and growth. It is a useful form of self inquiry and expression when what we are feeling is too confusing or overwhelming to express in words. You don’t have to be an artist to be creative or to engage in expressive arts therapy. Using pastels, paint, movement and sound the process of creative expression is as important as the object created.
In individual therapy we use drawing and movement to explore further aspects of your experience that seem overwhelming, confusing and difficult to express in words.
In a group setting, we explore a theme common to the human experience and learn about ourselves and discover our connection to others in the process. Often times, we leave with a visual and embodied sense of your discovered experience.
An 8-week Women’s Expressive Arts group is forming click here to find out more.
I have offered some of my favorite creative activities for self exploration here