CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce
As a young person learning the ways of the Artist’s life, I was constantly reminded of how therapeutic the arts were to my growth as a human being. Whether it be in the improvisations and theatre games or role play I did as an actor, the journaling and poetry I learned as a writer, the harmony and joy I felt in singing and creating music or the freedom and sheer exaltation I felt in my various dance and movement classes, the arts have taught me to let go and fly, without guilt, without shame, and without judgement.
A creative environment, a creative community teaches love and understanding and acceptance above all else, and I became determined to carry that mission with me into the rest of my life.
Now I get a chance to share it with you.
As this great hip hop artist said so beautifully-
“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears,
we dance for madness, we dance for fears,
we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”