"Chipmonk" cheeks and a shy pretty smile a bit chubby at 9 loving spirit intellectually curious asking oh so many questions pondering as she sits and watches the sunrise early on the back steps as the sun eases it's way across the yard... other times laughting with those pretty dimples light shining, not knowing her brightness like that orange moon Badu sung about repelled and hardened him against his own flesh and blood prefering only slim earnest and easy pickings that validate the ego cause he feels oh so misunderstood between intoxiction and sweet sobriety seeking the one instead who absorbs only his words and his alone quickly like a sponge so grounded deeply into subconsciousness turning off that other's light justifying motive, existence and self-absorption singular, never plural as the undisputed gospel illusions that hold and eclipses her light tragically and feverently to this day.
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Welcome to the fourth edition of the Mindfully Creative Podcast series! This fourth episode focuses on art therapy, and fittingly so since it is the start of Creative Arts Therapy Week! Gretchen Miller is the featured guest for this topic, a woman who is a creative force online for promoting the field of art therapy and encouraging its use in a variety settings.
Gretchen Miller MA, ATR-BC, ACTP is a Cleveland, Ohio based Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Certified Trauma Practitioner, and an Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College’s Counseling and Art Therapy Program. Clinically she works with at-risk children, teens, and adults often impacted by trauma and loss- using art for the intervention and management of traumatic stress., Her online art making community, 6 Degrees of Creativity, unites concepts of social networking, connecting, collaboration, and creativity into an engaged global community of artists spreading creative goodness. She also serves as Community Organizer for the Art Therapy Alliance, a resource embracing social media to promote art therapy and the work of art therapists.
During this conversation we get to the root of what art therapy is (and isn’t), who can benefit, and how to become one yourself!
You can learn more and follow Gretchen at the following links: