On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses


Some of you may have been directed here from our April 2018 newsletter. There was an error in the newsletter’s linking, so if you are looking for Art and Play for Resilience, click here. Some of you may already know how important it is to look inward, read into you, and discover something new about your story. This … Continue reading On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses

Your Book of Life: considering imagination and the personal narrative


What’s your story? You might feel the weight of such a casual yet dauntingly rhetorical question. Or maybe, in the age of social media, you’ve learned the shorthand: either something short and poetic, or a neat string of definitive one-worded sentences: Root fact. Current Fact. Aspiration/Raison d’être. Mostly, though, maybe the real feeling is: where do I start? The … Continue reading Your Book of Life: considering imagination and the personal narrative

Expression and healing as a universal language: notes from art therapy around the world


The call for the arts to encourage healing and resilience has brought our Director, Gina Alfonso, around the world to answer it. Although she holds clinic in Washington D.C., she has been across Asia and Africa, and is currently in South America. She works with both teachers and children, often from groups that are marginalized … Continue reading Expression and healing as a universal language: notes from art therapy around the world