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
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.
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
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.