A Depth Approach

A depth approach to art therapy offers a perspective that drops into the deepest levels of the psyche where fundamental archetypal patterns are taking place. Touching this level through the art ‘brings to the surface’ the core processes that are the operating principles within one’s life. Seeing these principles mirrored back in the images created in the art, offers an understanding of their direction and intent beyond the simply intellectual or conceptual.

Based on Jung’s concept of the inherent healing capacities of the unconscious, a depth, or archetypal, approach in art therapy offers a ‘getting to know’ oneself that reaches beyond the self-image one is familiar with. This knowledge connects one to the rich resources of the collective unconscious, a dimension of experience that is illustrated in the mythologies of  every culture.


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