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What is Transpersonal Art Therapy?  (TAT)

 

"Trans" is from the Latin meaning  “across,” “beyond,” “through”  and  while we meet each person as a unique individual, the transpersonal aspect refers to working with creative processes, symbols (both collective in the culture and personal, unique to you) , story (from the collective ones or those personal to you), dreams, visualisations, meditation, activating sensing and feeling states, movement and also designed events, in order to activate self realisation and healing. 

 

As Jung showed, an individual's unconscious draws imagery from the "collective unconscious" and our unconscious is not only where repressed events may be buried but is also a great source of creativity, healing and visioning; it is the ground of the imagination.  Transpersonal processes are not about "fixing" you, but about journeying with you to activate the body/mind's natural healing mechanisms through self awareness and self direction.

 

My experience is we are not alone in this work but when we seek the greater truth of who we are, that our life source and spirit respond to our initiatives. 

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