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Moving with awareness can open us to profound feeling which can then be expressed in color, line, or form… When we write immediately after the movement and art, a free flow emerges in the process.
— N. Rogers 1993:4
Τhe mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy—man’s tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities.
— C. Rogers 1961:351
It is helpful to understand that creativity comes from our whole being and that each of us has an inherent drive and need to express ourselves: to use our imagination and inner resources.
— N.Rogers 1993:12
The client’s self-knowledge expands as her movement, art, writing, and sound provide clues for further exploration. Using expressive arts becomes a healing process as well as a new language that speaks to both client and therapist.
— N.Rogers 1993:2
Central to the Person-centered Expressive Art is the Creative Connection®, a concept and practice developed by Natalie Rogers. The Creative Connection® is the multi-modal use of different forms of creative expression. As one moves spontaneously from one creative mode to another, this movement deepens one’s awareness and assists one to tap into otherwise inaccessible feelings and emotions.
When I drew images after moving, the art became spontaneous, expressive, and revealing. If I followed the art with free writing, I plunged further into guarded feeling and thoughts…using the arts in sequence evokes inner truths which are often revealed with new depth and meaning. Inner healing was taking place because of the creative connection.
— N. Rogers 2001:165
I am particularly interested in the healing process of this work, not the product, although the product can speak back to you, giving you information about yourself. I don’t use art to diagnose you or interpret you. The art and the movement processes are available to you as another avenue of self-exploration and healing.
— N. Rogers 1993:107
Γράφει η Α.Μ. Ιωσηφίδη Ph.D.
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