Journal is also in some respects a bit of an art project, or at least a creative project anyway. Socially Engaged Art is a term that best fits and it means in short, the use of art to cause positive disruption or to influence and inspire personal, inter-personal, community and social change. I am glad that more people are beginning to use art as a form of personal or social change, creating things is massive in keeping us all well and mentally healthy. So, I will be discussing this in the near future the importance of creativity and art in our lives, along side sharing stories and films from people and groups where art has……Read More
What's the purpose of not having any fixed long-term plan?
So I mentioned we have no plan and that is true in the traditional sense. Our plan for what Journal will be and will deliver in the future is to be determined by the people we meet and those that participate in our exploration of community story. In short, we will build and shape things from what we learn from sharing stories with our communities. It's my plan to share all this learning and our own reflections openly and to encourage all to add to their own and our own story through a "Working Out Loud" process......Read More
Sharing our inspirational story creates a space for transforming lives and communities. Story work is both creative & therapeutic. It is the core root of counseling & psychotherapy. It, in itself, has value, is measurable & effective. Storytelling provides everyday people opportunity to share parts of their extraordinary worlds. Story work has the power to inspire people to take action to change their internal or external world. Personal narratives can touch individuals & communities. They hold the power to change thinking as well as change behavior. Story work is effective in increasing compassion & kindness, holding power to motivate against injustice leading to increased participation in civic and political life.Read More