Begin by looking through magazines and cutting out images that grab your attention. As images find you, subconscious feelings and memories develop.
You will be guided through thoughtful introspection to arrange the images in a meaningful way. The picture that emerges gives form to feelings that have no words.
Commit to the discovery by gluing the images in place and embelishing as desired. Symbols can express and encompass a feeling more completely than thoughts.
The final step is recognizing the finished collage as your voice given form. The completed collage allows wholeness to speak and healing to begin.
Learn the process of visual journaling using collage, paper, paint, markers, etc.. A visual journal will help you identify areas of your soul that need a voice and/or healing. Your journal pages tell the story of your soul through your own unique visual language. Visual journaling is great for any sized group but can be particularly fun for a small home gathering. All materials are included.
In this 2 hour workshop you will learn about the collage process and select a collection of your own images. We will explore the unique meaning behind the images separately and collectively. As you build the collage your unique voice emerges. These workshops can be focused for religious groups, businesses, or personal well-being. All materials are included.
Healing Collage uses images to explore the core meaning of deep feelings. These 1/2 day or full-day workshops are like a mini retreat. We will spend time exploring selected images and pulling out their hidden meanings. Also included will be relaxation exercises, refreshments and time to talk about what emerges (if desired) in your collage. All materials and refreshments will be provided.
Some people come to Healing Collage hoping to solve a particular issue. Others use the experience to explore their own creative expression without any preconceived conclusions or interpretations. In Healing Collage it is best to approach the process with a totally open mind to let the inner reality emerge on its own. Not having a therapeutic goal in mind engages the intelligence of free expression and opens the space for discoveries that may be completely unexpected and surprising.
Absolutely. Images have a much stronger potential for pulling out issues than words alone. The feelings inside that are unresolved will reveal themselves naturally. By letting the feelings that arise guide your creativity, a true resolution is reached. You may feel a sense of increased contact with yourself, and specific insights into your life may continue to unfold long after the experience.
First of all, everybody has a creative nature. That said, Healing Collage workshops require no artistic talent. Your facilitator can help you with composition if you wish but the process of collaging will naturally result in a beautiful visual version of you.
Discoveries made in a Healing Collage can be a deeply satisfying personal readjustment. Letting go of negative and analytic thinking allows your authentic creative voice to emerge as your personal visual language surfaces. The effects of your work will also grow over time.
An extensive collection of pre-cut images are provided as well as paints, brushes, markers, papers and other collage materials. I provide aprons for anyone who wants one. For the 1/2 day mini-retreats refreshments are also provided.
Depending on the workshop format individual fees are typically $20-30 per person. For large groups a set fee can be negotiated depending on the size, type of workshop, and services desired.
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