There is an ancient Indian proverb that the universe hangs on sound.
When we listen and expand our ways of listening to ourselves and each other,
we can begin to understand how everything relates and is related.
Sound Well Creative Arts Therapy is located in the east village of Manhattan.
The space is warm and welcoming with couches, lots of room to move for somatic work, musical instruments from all over the world, tuning forks, bowls and a massage table for Reiki and other hands-on healing work.
The creative arts therapies helps us embark on the journey of self-actualization and well-being and it's through the line of self-inquiry in creative processes that we are able to access a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and situations that might otherwise seem insurmountable.
Drawing from the tools and techniques found in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Deep Listening, creativity, and somatic psychotherapies, we are able to identify patterns and make conscious decisions for creating new pathways towards optimal health through what I call the
3 C's of Mindfulness in Therapy:
Compassion, Creativity and Curiosity
The 3 C's help us to engage in creative inquiry in conjunction with mindful, non-judgmental observation so we can connect to the body-mind’s inherent wisdom and healing capacities.
Compassion is at the core of the therapeutic alliance in every session, providing clients a sense of safety to release emotions, and begin to move and grow in new and healthy directions.
Creativity is what helps us re-frame situations, see things through a new perspective, and think outside the box. Self-inquiry using art, music, movement, meditation, creative writing, visualization and mindfulness meditation can bring about profound shifts in our personal relationships to ourselves and others.
Curiosity is what allows us to discover things we never knew were possible by promoting balanced perspectives around our relationships to people and events. Changing paradigms of thought can help create new patterns in conscious and unconscious behavior and emotional response towards a healthy and happy life.