Well, I thought for a minute I could upload my pictures from Dropbox but when I copy them on to this page they are gigantic and there is no way to make them smaller. So here I am again in the Land of Frustration! I have so many wonderful pictures of Holland- including a whole wall of hang pans that I so want to post.
Oh well... I have been having many great sound experiences here, mostly of my own making. Shipping this weekend by teaching a two day workshop. It looks like we will have a reasonable turnout for it and I am looking forward to it. I have had two very nice three hour workshops that began and ended with Expressive Art Therapy and had a sound journey in the middle.
Expressive Art Therapy is a three step process- Access, Release, Transform:
Access an image that expresses the feeling sensation on the body as it responds to a significant event or situation- possibly painful, but not neccessarily.
Release the image through an art form- visual, movement or sound
Transform the image/experience with a new image that represents a calmer, less stressful response to the situation.
In the workshops I am teaching, the original trigger or challenging situation is released through the Healing Sound Journey which is followed by a visual art piece which represents the transformation of the event. I love the combination. It really feels like sort of a missing link to me.
I gave someone a session today who had an extremely positive response to one of the workshops and wanted to follow up with a session to help anchor the experience.
The time is flying by so fast- I can't believe I am leaving in a week and a half. Suddenly three weeks seems like no time at all.