Beauty, Creativity, and Healing
Edited By Bandy Lee, Nancy Olson and Thomas Duffy
Early Childhood for Adults: Ways Back to Creativity, Beauty, and Possibly Healing
by Sean Kernan
(The original presentation had people up on their feet and doing some exercises, the point of which was to give them a renewed experience of the creative state and suggest ways of getting to it. This article attempts to bring the presentation into words, though it does in fact require a little doing.)
“Can you join us in presenting a workshop for a group of women with cancer?” The question came from a doctor friend, Matt Budd. I certainly didn’t have a ready answer.
Matt had taken a workshop in creative photography with me, and now he was asking me to bring my approach into a workshop for women with serious forms of cancer. The workshop was about healing, and it would take the women to the F. Holland Day Foundation, a beautiful building on the wild coast of Maine, give them a week away to let them step outside their overwhelming illnesses and experience themselves as something other than patients. They’d have hours of quiet, daily yoga, wonderful food, rest, and a series of exercises designed to help them work with their circumstances.
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