Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Summer Holiday and Visual Journalling

Now the Summer holidays are here and this year will be slightly less hectic than last year. with chilled days in Cornwall on our own and a big family holiday at Center Parcs (hate American spelling)...there will be time to reflect and have some creative times.
As I have mentioned before, I am very interested in Art Therapy and have always carried a sketchbook around with me to catch those ideas. 
Visual journaling  has a long history in the field of art therapy, particularly as an approach to assist recovery from trauma or loss and as a form of stress reduction. Carl Jung is often considered to be the art therapy “poster person” for visual journaling because he maintained a regular practice of visual journaling. He generally created small circular drawings that he believed corresponded to his inner feelings and the archetypal realm of the collective unconscious. I particularly like this idea of using old texts and pictures with paint or handmade paper.
From the ever-evolving visual journal of C. Malchiodi © 2016

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