The gravity of trauma, images of dissociation

What’s happening in the USA right now is difficult to comprehend. When I tune into the news it’s full of painful realities. In addition to growing physical illness, and violent behavior by governments and criminals, there is also the danger of disassociation. Mental health is important and sometimes we forget what to look for. “You…

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Art therapy, Past Trauma, and Sexual Assault

I, like many people, am extremely triggered by the political focus on sexual assault issues and the #metoo movement. Some of my art speaks to my traumatic experiences. This post includes a collection of my past work that relates to this issue. I encourage you to find a creative outlet to express your feelings too,…

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Visual notes thinking about trauma and transcendence

Program Description Ann Ulanov – Trauma and transcendence: A spatiotemporal framework for opening to new experiences Craig E Stephenson – A Soldier’s Story: Trauma, Trickster and Transcendence Donald Kalsched – Glimpses through the veil: Encounters with the numen of clinical work Lionel Corbett – A depth psychological approach to fundamentalism and terrorism Tanya Luhrmann – Is the shaman…

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Making paper bowls and healing my fear, anger, and grief

I’m sharing this art process in detail because it is an inexpensive and beginner skill level creative activity that can benefit others AND the end result is cool looking AND a bowl is a useful item in the home – even if you don’t paint it or do anything super artsy. ​​ I’ve been processing…

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