Art Dreams and Psychotherapy
Wendy Phillips, Ph.D., LMFT, REAT is a Psychotherapist, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a practicing Visual Artist and a Documentary filmmaker. Wendy’s approach to psychotherapy and groupwork is informed by theories the Multimodal Expressive Arts, Embodied Imagination Dreamwork, and theories that help us understand how we experience and are in relationship with others.
What are the Multimodal Expressive Arts? According to the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association:
The expressive arts combine the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth and community development. IEATA encourages an evolving multimodal approach within psychology, organizational development, community arts and education. By integrating the arts processes and allowing one to flow into another, we gain access to our inner resources for healing, clarity, illumination and creativity.
What is Embodied Imagination Dreamwork?
Since 1972, Zurich-trained Jungian analyst Robert Bosnak has led dream groups and explored dreaming with individuals, in both analytical and didactic contexts, developing a method called Embodied Imagination®.
Embodied Imagination®, in the work with dreams and waking memories, is practiced individually and in groups in psychotherapy, medicine, theater, art and creative research. It has been used as a rehearsal technique of the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, applied in medical research and psychotherapy in Japan, China and a variety of locations in the Western world.
In individual and group sessions, we use a variety of materials and processes to explore the concern or the path to self-growth that client or participant brings to the individual or group session.
At the current time, all individual sessions and groups are conducted virtually, via Zoom.
If you would like to join our mailing list to learn about group workshop offerings or if you have questions about individual therapy, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404-798-1061.