Posts categorized: Art Therapy

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.   ~ John Updike   Collaboration I have been collaborating with another therapist for the past number of weeks and providing art therapy groups for veterans living in supportive housing. One of these groups is a smoking cessation group (or smoking ‘sensation’ as one of our clients...

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“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” (Carl Jung)   ‘Kali Dance’ acrylic & mixed media on canvas Sara Roizen For those of you familiar with the movie ‘Labyrinth’ (1986) by Jim Henson it’s a wonderful story and rich with relevant metaphors. It was one of my favorite movies when I...

October 6, 2013

  Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon.  ~ Mizuta Masahide Debris Mandala It’s been an interesting (read: stressful) week here in our apartment. The entire roof of our building was being replaced, despite the forecast calling for thunderstorms. The baby was napping and I was prepping my lunch when water started pouring in through the light fixtures in...

September 17, 2013

first pages of my mandala journal ~ Sara Roizen “Come out of the circle of time
. And into the circle of love.”   – Rumi I started a small mandala journal as a way to continue making art in the very early days of being a new mom. Now, 6 months into being a mom I am still turning to...

September 5, 2013

“Dreaming of Hokusai” Sara Roizen I’m excited to share that I was recently interviewed on the blog Art Therapy Perspectives by Victoria Scarborough.  Victoria is an art therapist, and her blog is devoted to interviewing other creative arts therapists from around the world to share their experiences and provide readers with new insight into the field. The interview was broken down into...

January 25, 2013

Getting started on some ATC’s! “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol It’s hard to believe that 6 months have flown by since the 6 Degrees of Creativity 2 workshops began. I was thrilled to be one of the 6 art therapist instructors as well as a participant in the other workshops. What...

January 11, 2013

The creation of an art collage from the soul is an inner journey that allows your soul to speak to you. Your soul’s voice can be heard through the images, feelings and insights that surface… ~ Kathleen Carrillo Collage as an art therapy technique is a versatile, engaging, and evocative (yet often playful) approach to working with clients. I have...

December 7, 2012