Expressive Arts Facilitator
Writer, Storyteller, Photographer, Artist, Consultant & Coach
Personal and Team Development through Story and Art
Do you love creativity?
Unlock your personal gifts and find your new direction
Workshops, Groups and Team Building Sessions
Metaphor and story to help guide change
Clarify goals and set direction
Blog posts, websites and copy
Natalie Rogers, pioneer in person-centred expressive arts therapy, is a key influence on my art therapy work. In her words, art and creativity are healing and transformative. Read how her approach has shaped art therapy today.
This story was written for a woman who takes on too much responsibility. She is co-dependent and needing to set boundaries. The cloak of stones is a metaphor that conveys the physical as well as the emotional burden of doing too much for others. What meaning do you make of the tale?
Story using metaphor leads the reader and listener on an imaginary journey that has a positive resolution. This type of story helps adults and children find their own answers to their issues. Everyone can make their own meaning from a metaphorical story. In this article I explain some of the ideas about therapeutic storytelling.