Our Public and Private Faces... It’s normal that we behave differently with different people and in different situations. But sometimes our ‘masks’ become unhelpful and get in the way of how we really want to be in the world. Being aware of the ‘masks’ we wear can help us make more effective decisions and form … Continue reading What masks do you wear?
Every Wednesday morning I facilitate a 'collage therapy' workshop at Directions Health in Woden, ACT. A small group of women started a six week closed group structured psycho-educational program and it has now morphed into a 'collage open studio'; with everyone working on what's interesting them on the day! I can't wait to see what emerges … Continue reading ‘Collage’ Open Studio
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.
My friend (an art therapist) said 'choose some figures from my new collection'. I obliged although I didn't really feel like playing. I placed them on a large piece of paper and moved them around until they 'felt right'. I felt my energy shift as my curiosity arose. I looked at the postures of the … Continue reading I was feeling unsure… vulnerable.
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' ....
An inquiry into change... one eye on the changing feeling naked linked to spreading wings arteries drawing life away from crippled limbs. A poetic response to representation of personal change. Ink blot and collage, 2018