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In The Creative Connection for Groups Dr. Natalie Rogers brings us a practical theoretical, and spiritual joining of the expressive arts and the person-centered approach for groups. Specific guidelines and explorations merge the values, purposes, and methods of both fields. Facilitators learn how to apply this work in a wide variety of situations. The powerful images illustrate case material and the extraordinary effects of this profound group process. Ultimately, this book is about courage, creative expression, compassion, cooperation, and raising the collective consciousness to heal the planet. No small order. Yet the dynamic, humanistic process of person-centered expressive arts fosters in individuals and groups the ability to achieve this goal as they become authentic, self-actualized, and empowered. The forceful element of creative expression brings individuals personally and collectively into their strength, honing the ability to envision a brighter future and act across political or antagonistic boundaries to a more peaceful, all-inclusive way of being
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Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT, is the groundbreaking originator of the Creative Connection ®, a transformational person-centered expressive arts therapeutic process that is embraced by psychotherapists, teachers, healers, leaders and diverse groups around the world. Author of The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing (1993) and Emerging Woman: A Decade of Midlife Transitions (1980), Natalie s mission for personal and planetary healing has led her to cross-cultural work in Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan, South Korea and Israel, where she has lectured and facilitated groups seeking greater harmony and individual growth. Her work integrates the values, methods and core conditions of her father, Carl Rogers, who developed the person-centered therapeutic approach, and her passion for expressive arts and creativity. She helped found the International Expressive Art Therapy Association (IEATA) and was awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award. She also founded and was senior faculty at the Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute, Santa Rosa, California,(1984-2004). Presently she is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook University, San Francisco. She and her co-faculty members have assisted graduates of these certificate programs in creating trainings in Argentina, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.Review:
The Creative Connection for Groups is the life-synthesizing work of Natalie Rogers, illuminating the way of comprehensive artistic expression and healing through the support, challenges, energy, and wisdom of groups. The work is amplified and affirmed by the contributions of a world-wide community of colleagues who join Natalie in celebrating a shared vision of creative collaboration in all spheres of life. Shaun McNiff, University Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Integrating the Arts in Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice. --Professional
A remarkable and pioneering achievement! This will be the definitive training tool for all group therapists and facilitators using the creative and expressive arts. Dale G. Larson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University The Helper s Journey: Working With People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness --Professional
Here is a source book of such compassion, depth, and practical wisdom that its span and influence could extend even to healing the hurts of nations. Fascinating in concept, rich in design, it is a work that brings the expressive arts into groups resulting in personal and collective healing and transformation. As a professional in the field of social artistry (human development in the light of social change), I know of no other work that provides such a comprehensive and useful array of methods. Here is the primer in ways to use the arts to cross the great divide of Otherness. Here is the originating genius of Natalie Rogers s life work that follows upon her father, Carl Rogers s own breakthroughs in making creative connections between people. This book can make a profound difference in our response to the unique challenges of our time. Jean Houston, Ph.D., UN Consultant in human development, Passion for the Possible --Professional
Jean Houston, Ph.D. Here is a source book of such compassion, depth, and practical wisdom that its span and influence could extend even to healing the hurts of nations. Here is THE primer in ways to use the arts to cross the great divide of Otherness. --Professional
Shaun McNiff, Ph.D. (this) is the life-synthesizing work of Natalie Rogers, illuminating the way of comprehensive artistic expression and healing through the support, challenges, energy, and wisdom of groups. --Professional
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