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Posted February 25th, 2015 by & filed under Transformational Eco-Psychology.
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In the early 90’s I began studying with shamanic practitioners. At first, I worked with well-known shamanic teachers Michael Harner Ph.D. and Sandra Ingerman M.A. as well as other excellent teachers associated with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. These early classes were a breath of fresh air for me, a way of balancing out my…
Posted February 2nd, 2015 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association.
February's theme is Art: a Language of Love. Let's celebrate all the ways in which we express love through artistic projects and our creative contributions to relationships, places of work and our community as a whole! January was an awesome kick off to the new year for NMATA. We grew by 20 members and updated our website so it…
Posted January 11th, 2015 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News.
Welcome to #NMATA : your resource center for all things Art Therapy in New Mexico. Our January theme is Soul Art - how do you provide a clean canvas for soul to enter your life? Follow this theme with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter and #NMATA, like and share. We intend to have…
Posted January 2nd, 2015 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Our indigenous elders and healers tell us that ancestors can get stuck on the earth plane after passing. This may be due to a traumatic and unexpected death in which the soul is unprepared for the sudden passage into Spirit. Or it might be that the ancestor had no one available to do the traditional…
Posted December 20th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I am the desert, the skin, the surface shifting. I am ending and beginning.
As this year closes please allow these words to dip into deep holes, like tiny seeds seeking hibernation. These letters will sink back into the collective pool awaiting the hands of master magicians that will rearrange them accordingly one day as I stay in the sky…
Posted December 11th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I am bridging my creative expression with the digital dimension and hope to use it as a jumping off point into the future! I am the still point in a moving world, a changing world, an expanding sky. I am my own inner compass, navigation system and migration pattern through these systems and structures.I was…
Posted December 4th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
In and of Herself
Circumambulation (from Latin circum around + ambulātus to walk) is the act of moving around a sacred object or idol.
Heather Wulfers, ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
Heather is an archetypal art…
Posted December 1st, 2014 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Adolfo and Rodolfo finally got visas to travel to the U.S., and our groupOf 25 shamanic students and practitioners gathered in the red rock wilderness of Capitol Reef National Park, to work ceremonially with these two brothers from the Peruvian Andes.
Their family lineage dates back many centuries before the Incas; powerful Altomisayoks (high mountain…
Posted November 25th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
To begin with
I cannot speak
In simplest forms
I am the babe
I cannot speak
Learn from me
When you look to life
You cannot take from me
I do not have
I am the bud
Posted November 21st, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
In preparation for my archetypal embodiment series I want to honor the structures and systems behind a persona or any construct for that matter. Those forms that silently shape what's under the skin, invisible to the eye. Why? Because without the groundwork, without the base everything falls out of context and nothing stays in place. In my creative…
Posted November 14th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
From this day forward, well at least until the end of the year, Id like to try something new with this little blog spot of mine. Every new and full moon I will express an archetype through visual form, thank you Halloween for this inspiration. I will re-envision a new archetype twice a month and capture…
Posted November 7th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
a haiku for you
falls softly toward patient palm
don't let it escape
each time that you do
a more complicated song
comes back round for proof
entangled loops tie up tongues
slipping silk between
prayerfully cupped hands
a winged glimpse of beauty
now silently lands
Posted November 5th, 2014 by & filed under Transformational Eco-Psychology.
Posted October 28th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
This Halloween you will likely dress up. You will show the community a side of yourself they rarely, if ever, see. You will express your inner dimensionality with such verocity. You will adorn yourself, enticing the community to see something so very true about you and yet usually hidden from view. Ok, how many times…
Posted October 24th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
How amazing is it to witness our emotional realms at work? How astounding is it that a mood can have the power to color our field of vision? Our emotional currents no doubt influence how we see the world as well as how we interpret its events. Is it not intriguing that one day you can feel so tortured emotionally and then…
Posted October 16th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
While contemplating my next performance piece I consider aspects and arrangements accordingly. Like the alchemist, artist and therapist that I am- I must do this! This process comes with it torn shreds of emotional wrapping and pockets of shrouded cloud with which to reconcile. Tiny cast off reflections of myself, like dew drop projections and…
Posted October 1st, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I invited participant's in our last NMATA (New Mexico Art Therapy Association) workshop to enter the Creative Current and find their personal growing edges. How do you tap in to your artistic flow? What edges do you push up against when it comes to your expression?
It is a valuable skill as a therapist to know…
Posted September 24th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
She waits for you by the river bend, auspiciously watching the rush of water as it folds over itself and unwinds rambling streams of story. This is where inspiration lives, in the synergistic streams of the creative current. It lives in you. It has always lived in you. You are the bubbling ups of this emergent flow.
Posted September 11th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
If psychology is the study of the soul then therapy becomes a process of healing by which we utilize our understanding of soul or, perhaps more accurately, we attempt to understand the soul and in the process, reveal some helpful insights along life's journey. Exploring these depths requires more than just talk, especially when soul's first language is art; whether that be visual,…
Posted September 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
An art therapist knows that art-making facilitates transformation within the client/artist. Art therapists know that art can serve as a solvent, a catalyst, a salve, a stepping stone or a philosopher's stone depending on the needs of the artist. In this way an art therapist is also an alchemist practicing the ancient arts of metaphysical transformation. Art-making is an…
Posted August 26th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
There is a fresh light beckoning,
brimming with integrity.
It stands there.
I stand here.
Burning at the foot of my solitary gill
I sing sweet songs of empathy.
And she knows where to turn when the lights dim,
Down and in
To tap the nectar from urchin fin.
This kind of…
Posted August 13th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Here is an example of an effective art therapy directive for someone struggling to decide between two things. We are all familiar with this position: opposing directions are presented to us and we are unsure which way to go. Between a rock and a hard place. We wonder where to place our energies and how to move forward…
Posted August 6th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I propose that as Art Therapists we must also be fashion conscious. We must live and breath aesthetics through every part of our being. We must express as accurately as possible who we are and what we do. Our clothes, hair and overall style must align with our spirit and with the services we offer.…
Posted July 31st, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Last night I stayed up late, sat in circle with dear friends sharing perspectives on life and made art - lots of art in lots of forms.
Our words became poetry, our bodies became dancers, our mediums became miracle-makers.
The sky inspired the lightening inspired the moon inspired the art inspired me to move, speak…