Category Archives: journal writing

To Make Art is Human, To Create Divine.

I am privileged to work with so many wonderful people who come to the institute for workshops and trainings. They come because they are drawn to the concept and practice of using the expressive arts for healing, but not everyone starts out being comfortable engaging in the arts experiences. Offering a safe space to explore […]

Creative Journal Writing: A Self-Care Practice

“Writing practice brings us back to the uniqueness of our own minds and an acceptance of it. We all have wild dreams, fantasies, and ordinary thoughts. Let us feel the texture of them and not be afraid of them. Writing is still the wildest thing I know.” ~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life […]

The Ethics of Self-Care

We’ve all been there. Our work is satisfying, fulfilling, and…not always easy.   In Section C of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics: “…In addition, counselors engage in self-care activities to maintain and promote their own emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to best meet their professional responsibilities…” (If you abide by a different […]

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