Collective Body Mapping Ritual

Curtis, Sue; Scwalbe, Annette; Best, Penny and Greenland, Christina. 2017. Collective Body Mapping Ritual. ATOL: Art Therapy Online, 8(1), pp. 1-21. ISSN 2044-7221 [Article]

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This paper introduces and describes a collective body mapping ritual presented as part of the Goldsmiths International Art Therapy Conference. The following reflections on the unfolding of the ritual were distilled from a series of conversations between Christina, Annette, Sue and Penny that took place immediately after the conference, and in the ensuing weeks and months. The article has been co-written by all four – a process that echoed the collective sharing and making of meaning that took place among participants in the ritual circle.

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Body mapping, landscape, ritual, collective body, mark making, feminine embodiment

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)


2 March 2017Published Online

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01 Nov 2017 16:39

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15 Oct 2020 10:35


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