Special on Tears

Special on Tears

Special on Tears: Adult, private session

Image reflects a day of grief with copius tears flowing from a central figure. In the white spaces, new growth appears.

“Delaine created a safe space and taught me how to explore scary places by building in safety for myself. It was difficult for me to really make sense of trauma and sexual abuse before I worked with Delaine. After one year of art therapy with her I felt more whole, free, and able to take control of my own life again–a place I had not been able to reach even after being in traditional talk therapy for years.” –Adult in private sessions

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Anger 1

Processing Anger: Young adult in art psychotherapy group

In this first of a 2-image process, the anger is expressed intensely in color and line. After this safe expression, the anger was acknowledged with the therapist and the client created a second image.

 

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Anger 2.

 

The second image reflects a reorganization of Self after safe expression and containment of rage.

 

 

 

“Delaine was incredibly attentive and present with my art and I. I felt seen and heard on a deeper level than I had ever experienced previously. Her confidence in the process allowed me to trust the process as well.”– Adult, private session

Festival of Conscious Parenting

Santa Rosa, CA

Family Alter

Csinta the Patron Saint of Jack and Delaine’s Family

These images are from the Family Alter Project at the festival. Families created assemblage alters depicting the unique qualities of their family experience. The first image is an example used to describe a way to think of a multidimensional symbol for a family. If your family had it’s own Patron Saint or God or Goddess, who would that be? What would be the reason that someone would pray to them or what type of offering would be appropriate for them?

Csinta, for example, has a Hungarian name representing some history. Csinta is both male and female and is focused on creativity and connection. This patron saint gets an idea and figures out how to make it happen! Zeus has a lightening bolt, Diana has a bow and arrow, and Csinta has an imaginal Swiss Army Knife. There are 4 feast days a year for Csinta on which you must eat fresh fried food (tiny jar of canola oil). Csinta is known for generosity when there is abundance and practices receiving graciously with community so the chain of golden paperclips can be added to or taken from, as is the flow of life.

Family alter of learning and adventure and possibility.

Family alter of learning and adventure and possibility.

Parent and child with their family alter.

Parent and child with their family alter.

Family Alter of Rob and Stuart

Family Alter of Rob and Stuart

A parent and child work on a robot with a large silver heart inside.

A mother and child work on a robot with a large silver heart inside.

Festival organizers Rob and Stuart share their family alter with others in the workshop.

Festival organizers share their family alter with others in the workshop.