Facilitating Creative Journeys
For now, this page is where I house various bits and pieces of things I do or have done.
Some of my playwriting projects may be found here.
I have frequently worked as an arts educator/facilitator, providing a space for young people as well as adults to explore intersections between presence, nature, movement, language, performance, relationship, and creativity.
I’m certified as a hypnotherapist and, given that the subconscious is essentially the body, I weave into this practice a focus on somatic unfolding processes. My current views of healing are aligned with process-oriented psychology, polyvagal theory, and a mind-body-ecology/space/landscape framework.
Butoh has been a foundational practice and inspiration for me, though I would equally say that practices such as Contemplative Dance and deepening relationship with non-human life informs my movement approach. If you are local to Philadelphia, PA and have a desire to explore Butoh-inspired movement approaches, see flier here and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected.
In the past year or two I’ve started learning to play harp; I sometimes post improvisational songs here.
Another branch of my work in the world focuses on building symbiotic relationships with nature—the Earth’s biosphere and beyond. So far this takes the shape of foraging, gardening, and integrating arts/nature classes. I am eager to learn more and go deeper.
…“to put it another way
I would give all metaphors
in return for one word
drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word
contained within the boundaries
of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
and just to say—I love
I run around like mad
picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness
which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face…” (Zbigniew Herbert)