The Expressive Arts


Image: Red Book, page 64

Based on C.G. Jung’s analytical psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy is the use of creative arts as a form of self-discovering. Here the process of creation is emphasized; it is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, poetry, movement, voice and dream-work together, in an integrated way to foster growth, healing and conscious self-awareness.

The act of creating is a bridge between our inner and outer world, between the unconscious and conscious self, it is a way to allow our hidden self to come to light in order to be perceived, experienced, accepted and transformed.