The Arts: Pathways to Healing

Drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, movement, theatre, puppetry, photography, and music are all potent pathways to healing.They provide a safe way of telling one’s story, conversing with differing parts of ourselves, working with a dreams, and engaging the numinous to build resources and resiliency.  They can also increase physical, spiritual, and emotional health, while fostering learning and the development of new skills.

Jennie is an Expressive Arts Therapist and can help you address a range of symptoms including, but not limited to, reducing pain, anxiety, and tension. She uses a broad range of arts, including theatre techniques such as psychodrama and Playback theatre, to help clients clarify issues and chart new directions for health and healing. While commonly used for personal growth, the Expressive Arts Therapies can also be applied to organizations and work teams. Please contact Jennie for more information on this.

Michael, formerly the art therapist at the hospital, is trained as a visual and theatre artist, counselor, and shaman, and encourages clients to explore the arts as powerful tools for healing.

What Others Say About Working With Us

Jennie Kristel is an incredible trainer and healer. Over the last two years, Jennie has visited my theatre group ‘The Actors Collective’ thrice and helped us become more authentic in our Playback Theatre journey. Her repertoire of skills is vast and encompasses multiple forms and approaches which makes her an extremely useful resource. Over her last three visits, Jennie has conducted diverse workshops on strengthening our practice, using puppetry in our work, introducing the symbolism of dreams, psychodrama, developing conducting skills and overall guidance. More than a great trainer, Jennie facilitates tremendous amount of emotional breakthroughs in the participants. This, I have personally observed. Her dedication, clarity of thought, innovativeness and deep sensitivity to fellow participants; make her a very rare kind of teacher and guide. I have seen my group and me personally grow tremendously under Jennie’s coaching. I am delighted that Jennie is our chief mentor and know that under guidance my group will only grow further. Continue reading “What Others Say About Working With Us”