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Expressive Arts Cultural Journeys

with Kate T. Donohue

Imagine visiting a new country by participating in a deep immersion into its indigenous arts, dance, music, and cultural symbolism, as well as meeting local contemporary artists and expressive arts therapists and teachers. This is the essence of Expressive Arts Cultural Journeys with Kate T. Donohue in collaboration with the great artists of that country. These two-week seminars are well planned and safeguarded journeys into the soul of the country through a Jungian expressive arts therapy lens.

Indigenous cultures have always known that the psyche is revealed not only through words, but through images, symbols and the body. The Expressive Arts reawaken the language of image, movement, sound, metaphor, drama and poetic utterances, revealing the deepest aspects of the self and expressing what often cannot be put into words. Drawing, painting, sculpture, movement, dance, sandplay and ritual provide access to one’s inner world as well as the cultures, values, sense of community and spiritual attitude found in so many places around the world.

 

Join us for a seminar in 2018

This two-week residency is designed to allow participants to directly experience the rich diversity of that country’s arts and culture. We explore the healing potential of the arts and begin to weave an understanding of how art reflects and heals culture. These seminars are scheduled to coordinate with various celebrations and festivals each country where the seminars are held. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in various festivities and explore the interweaving of the arts, spirituality and healing in conjunction with these wonderful events. Our past seminars have offered life changing experiences for participants as well as the trainers held in a rich container of interlaced global perspectives.

The Rhythms and Symbols of Ghana

June/July 2018

The 2-week residency is designed to allow participants to directly experience the rich diversity of Ghanaian arts and culture. We will then explore the healing potential of the arts and begin to weave an understanding of how art reflects and heals culture. Designed to take place in the month of August, which is a month of Homawa, the harvest celebration, participants will also get an opportunity to participate in various festivities and explore the interweaving of the arts, spirituality and healing which is prevalent in most Ghanaian celebrations.

Journey to India

January 2017

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the arts and culture of India, EXAT and how these worlds are interlaced. Experiencing the arts and culture of India will open to innovative news ways to understand EXAT and apply these ideas to your personal life and work.