Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Expressive Arts Therapy ~ Good News!

I have been flirting with Expressive Arts Therapy for a few years now. In February I took a workshop that confirmed for me that it was an area I would love to explore. I felt completely at home in this space, painting and making music and writing and sharing.

A few months ago I applied for the foundational year program. Just this week I was starting to think that it might have been a mistake, that perhaps I already had more than enough on my plate. And then I got the call - I'm in! And I beamed and beamed and beamed. It took me a few hours before I realized that that meant next year I'll be painting, writing, dancing, etc. as a regular thing! When I got that I think I literally started floating.

I'll look forward to sharing my explorations with you!


Suzie Ridler said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!! I love this! I love the life you're going to be living Jamie, it so suits you and when you're done I bet you'll keep doing it and show others how to do it too. We all need more art in our lives and you just beam and shine when you're living art-fully. I am so happy for you and didn't doubt for a second that you would be accepted. Congratulations Jamie!

Tammy said...

Wow - sounds very cool! I can't wait to hear more about your experiences and learning! I am a different person because I found an art therapist - I don't know if she did the same kind of thing you're talking about or not, but her help really changed me!! (for the better!!)

Anonymous said...

congratulations!! that's wonderful!

meghan said...

WOW - CONGRATULATIONS! Tell me more - what does that mean? What will you be doing? Tell me MORE!!!

I've missed you too - I will be back more, I promise!!

Jessie said...


Dang, I'm glad I stopped by here this morning (I have missed you, btw!). I am so happy for you, Jamie! You have this really incredible way of making me remember that ANYTHING is possible. You have a really special personality in that way.

:) I am smiling for yoU! :)

Shannon said...

Congratulations Jamie, that is such wonderful news!!!

Jenn said...

Hi Jamie!

I'm getting caught up on your blog and wanted to leave a note here to say congratulations! That's so awesome. I'm actually signed up for my first Expressive Arts Therapy class in September, so it was cool to find read your posts about that. Can't wait to read more about your journey!