Posted by: mentoringstore | March 14, 2018

The Artist’s Way (Cameron)

 Adler University Master of Counselling Psychology – Art Therapy program (MCP-AT) students welcomed six individuals into an Artist’s Way Creative Cluster (Cameron, 2002); a place in which recovering artists begin their journey of creative recovery.

“What is The Artist’s Way?” The answer is unique for all whom enter into its pages; author Julia Cameron (2002) describes it as a “spiritual workshop aimed at freeing people’s creativity” (p.7). This workshop brings the recovering artist on a quest, a pilgrimage towards truth, spirituality, deconstruction and reconstruction.

Photo Credit: Lara Fitzgerald

Our creative cluster has developed into an inspiring space for sharing insights, questions, successes and challenges that participants encounter as they work through each chapter in Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way.

The creative cluster has recovered a sense of safety, identity, power, integrity, possibility, abundance, connection and strength. MCP-AT student facilitators, Lutetia Wallis-Mayer, Fiona Thatcher, and Lara Fitzgerald offered a buffet of nourishing activities to facilitate creative recovery.

The group has embraced the concept of radical hospitality: a stance of respect, welcoming and offering nourishment to the whole person, mind body and soul. The creative cluster has also engaged with guided meditations, grounding exercises and art making, a powerful way to compassionately link us all together.

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