Contemplative reading and creative response

Contemplative reading and creative response

Try reading the following passages slowly and deeply, paying attention to your inner experience as you do. “All things are changing; nothing dies. The spirit wanders, comes now here, now there, and occupies whatever frame it pleases…For that which once existed is no...
The window of tolerance: Regulating arousal through movement

The window of tolerance: Regulating arousal through movement

Within what is called our ‘window of tolerance’ we feel calm, centred, and content. But when we move outside of that window of tolerance our energy becomes too high and we become hyper-aroused (anxious, angry) or too low and we become hypo-aroused (low, depressed,...
The healing arts: Poetry as therapy

The healing arts: Poetry as therapy

Humans have a long history of using the arts for self-expression, self-regulation and healing. These forms of communication – image-making, ritual, movement, dramatic enactment, imaginative play, music and storytelling – have, according to Cathy Machioldi, been ways...