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Grief and the Expressive Arts / ADEC 2015

Posted by attherefuge on April 13, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I spent last week in San Antonio, Texas at the Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference. I was honored to be a co-presenter of an all day pre-conference workshop - Grief and the Expressive Arts. Robert Neimeyer and Barbara Thompson, leading experts in the field, organized this professional offering and asked me to be a part of it.  It was an honor and privilege to share the stage with them. My piece - "Collage and Beyond" - was an opportunity to share my st...

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Crystallizing Grief

Posted by attherefuge on February 17, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I was home because of the snow. I had enough to do to keep me busy all day yet managed to give myself what I really wanted...some hours exploring and creating. I have continued on my healing journey - which did not end with Artful Grief's publication in 2013 - it has just evolved over time and includes both collage and paint. Rebekah Near says, "The shaping of experiences through imagination allows the client/ artist to receive gifts from the emerging creations. The act of creating crystalliz...

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