Pondering self care…

In Tuesday's Mindful Art Therapy session, seven residents reflected upon how and what they do, to nurture and look after themselves. Firstly, we practiced focusing on our felt sensing, and followed this with a guided visualization.  I decided to broaden the classic art therapy 'Rosebush' activity to encompass 'a plant' because in the past I … Continue reading Pondering self care…

Moments in recovery

Last week, inquirers in the Arcadia House Mindful Art Therapy group expressed their emerging experience of recovery by creating representations using drawing,  collage, found poetry and conversation. I am always astounded by the courage, insight and honesty that is expressed as everyone shares what they have have to know.  

Exploring recovery…

This week the inquirers in Arcadia House (short-term residential rehab program) expressed what was emerging for themselves in the moment, after a short meditation and a discussion about 'becoming and change' ....

Wednesday SoulCollage

I love Wednesday afternoon SoulCollage(R) group; time to sit in a peaceful healing space and discover a little more about ones self!        In SoulCollage(R) group, we create collage cards that represent some aspect of ourselves or experience. We make a mess, sifting through magazines and boxes of pictures, seeking images that resonate with our … Continue reading Wednesday SoulCollage