A Conscious Dance in the Spirit of Expressive Arts
by Guest Blogger Caroline Van Nort, MA, LPCA, NCC
This month’s guest blogger is my friend and co-hort, Caroline Van Nort, artist and person-centered expressive arts counselor with a Masters from Appalachian State University.
Caroline shares with us how expressive arts has personally touched her life — in the paragraphs below — through her words and visual art:
About Expressive Arts Therapy: by Caroline Van Nort
Trust the process of creating.
Expressive arts therapy is an extension of person-centered counseling. Natalie Rogers is known for expanding her father’s (Carl Rogers) person-centered theory into the expressive arts. Spontaneous expression in the arts is emphasized. There is no judgment or analysis.
Expressive arts therapy is intermodal. This multimedia element shines through in music, writing, sound, visual arts and movement combined in various ways.
Explore the arts to express your feelings and gain insights.
Feel connected to your inner core and all of life.
Journey into your inner and outer worlds to recognize the oneness in all.
“I begin with breath.
I feel my belly rise and fall with each moment of wonder.
The spaciousness around me amplifies as I connect the energy down to my toes.
I am free.
The pulse of life beating in my heart anchors this dance.
I am in connection with all of life. I am so grateful to have soul in my cells that move me.
My body begins to sway as though movement is a language.
What do my hands have to say? What are my feet feeling? What is my breath clearing out?
Curiosity for what the moment brings is my dance partner.
I move until stillness speaks to me.
Eventually, I lie down on the earth feeling completely supported.
Thank you, love.
Thank you for all that is and all that will be.
Thank you for guiding this conscious dance that is life.
End blog by Caroline Van Nort
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New: Soul Connection Sundays in Boone
Join us in Boone for a Sunday morning filled with Music, Chanting and Art.
Begins August 18th, 2019 10 am -12 noon
Boone Professional Center, Boone NC
Tickets half price for students and seniors.
Sign up today! Space is limited.
For more info or to RSVP visit expressiveheartarts.com.
Soul Connection Sundays
Begins August 18th, 2019
Synergy Hall, Boone Professional Center 10am-12n
Hosts: Harrison Graves, MD and Caroline Van Nort, MA, LPCA, NCC
Get in tune with your Soul Self through mantra, music and expressive arts!