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Creative Initiation Journey

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST

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Drawing from the three stages of a creative initiation journey – Gateway, Attending, Passage – we build a container, attend to the unconscious, and awaken the prospective psyche. The initiatory task of allowing for the “the third thing” or the “other” to present itself is a visual validation of the spontaneous psychic energy that gives meaning to lines, shapes, and colors. With our open-mind, curiosity, and determination, we will welcome the visual and expressive images as “strangers” and respect and honor the journey that unfolds.

Using art materials, writing, dreams, and/or active imagination,  each person will attend to creative tasks to mark and document the imaginal path of individuation. Various prompts and tasks will be provided, while individuals who are more comfortable with materials can follow their own process within the creative initiation process.

*Artistic skill not necessary, only the willingness to be on the Fool’s journey.

**Supplies: please have a large journal, container of water, several different brushes, watercolor paper, acrylics or watercolors, basic oil crayons, tissue paper, tape, glue. Additional materials: maps, postcards, magazines, scissors, clay, crayons, pencils, pens, colored markers, inks.

Related Lecture: Jungian Art Therapy: Living A Creative Life

Nora Swan-Foster, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst and art psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, where she has had a private practice for over 30 years. With a background in English Literature, Creative Writing, Artmaking and Expressive Arts Therapy, Nora is a senior training and supervising analyst with the IRSJA, a member of the IAAP, and an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at Naropa University. She currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. She has published and presented internationally, including two books: Jungian Art Therapy and Art Therapy and Childbearing Issues. Her website is www.swanfoster.com.


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January 21
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $10 for 4 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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