2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HLC582: Introduction to the Expressive and Creative Arts as Transformation

3 Credit(s)
This foundation course explores the use of the expressive and creative arts as a therapeutic and educational tool for transformation, self-discovery, physical healing, and the evolution of consciousness. Using the body-mind’s inner language of imagery, students will learn how to access, release and transform nonverbal sensate impressions of feelings and emotions through a variety integrative of arts processes, including drawing, image-making and collage. As students experience the energetic shifts that occur in the body-mind when imagery is used to express inner states of awareness, they will begin to understand how thoughts, feelings and emotions can affect the body/mind/spirit. Through hands-on exercises, students will begin to recognize the difference between verbal and imagistic expression, and how that recognition can help resolve conflicts between thoughts and feelings that can impact body function and emotional response. This course also introduces ways to begin to utilize the transformative process with others in a variety of professional settings including, counseling, psychotherapy, education, medical caregiving, the arts, and the corporate environment. This course is one of the three prerequisite foundation courses for the CAGS/CGS in the expressive and creative arts, along with HLC535 and HLC584.