In today's episode I chat with Michelle Buggy. Michelle is an Art Therapist, Director of InformEmotion and a mother of 5. Her passions are in art, mental health, menstrual education, community relations and supporting woman in all areas of emotional health.
We discuss art making as a process to explore our inner world, to bring to the surface mood, thought and feeling through accessing a different part of the brain. Michelle shares the evolution of her art practice, from making art journals while traveling and throughout pregnancy, to now facilitating art therapy workshops both at festivals with community participants and in a psychiatric hospital with those who suffer from trauma. Her Red Tepee, showcases the work of diverse women's relationship to their wombs, and at other times it serves as a "Red Tent" where menstruating women can rest. And at the end of the chat, Michelle shares a prompt for "Home Play" so you can explore your response to your day/ inner landscape through art-making.
Michelle's Art Therapy Journal: ‘Spring Tide - Experiential Creative Arts Journal’