Finding Healing in Art: Creating Your Way into Wholeness
A JourneyCircles™ program with Jan Blencowe
Are you carrying the weight of grief, loss and pain? Do you sense that there are places in your life and in your soul that are tender and hurting that you know you should care for and nurture, yet facing those hurts head on seems too painful and too intimidating?
This beautiful, compassionate retreat day will gift you with time to gently work with those wounded places using the creative process. You will be guided through the process of constructing your own personal art journal, which will serve as a protective nest for everything that needs a place to be lovingly held. Within your newly created journal you will use simple painting and collage techniques to create a visual narrative.
The story you tell within the pages of your journal can do many things for you. You can acknowledge the depth of a wound, finally giving it a voice and allowing it to be heard. Your journal may be a memorial commemorating a loss and bringing you needed connection, closure and release. Engaging the creative process may help you begin to develop a healthy relationship with your grief so you can move forward. Your journal may be a place to connect mind, body and spirit as your physical body heals from injury or illness. Everyone's journal will be their own personal way of moving into healing and becoming whole in deeper and more significant ways.
A guided meditation will be offered during the retreat, and you will be introduced to the archetypes of The Wounded Child, The Orphaned Child, The Grief-Bringer, The Healer, The Protector, The Great Mother and The Transformed or Higher Self.
A sacred space will be cultivated within our group where deep healing work can be done as you learn ways to engage in creative processes that empowers you to heal yourself.
This retreat will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The $110 fee includes the cost of the program, materials and lunch. Participation is limited to 15, so please register early to secure a place.
Jan Blencowe is a certified Creative Depth coach, licensed JourneyCircles™ facilitator, an experienced retreat leader, and an artist with over 30 years’ experience.
Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM|