Touch Drawing Stories

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Touch Drawing from a Place of Collective Wisdom
By Suzanne Fageol It was the day during the Summer Gathering when we were to draw from the collective and
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Touch Drawing and Pain Management
Touch Drawing and Pain Management: A Beautiful Meeting of Ideas Rebecca A. Leonard, MA, MFT As an Expressive Arts Therapist
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The story behind an image in Opening to Love, a SoulTouch Coloring Journal
The immediacy and spontaneity of Touch Drawing has allowed me to draw in so many settings. Over the years I
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Touch Drawing with Therapists in Puerto Rico
Attendants Commentaries: “Only God or the Higher power knows how much I needed to reaffirm many things that I’m coping
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Inner Portrait for Healing from Cancer
by Deborah Koff-Chapin When a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, my way to support her during surgery was to
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Touch Drawing at Y-We Write Camp with Young Women Empowered
Young Women Empowered and Hedgebrook team up each summer for an amazing leadership and creative writing summer camp on Whidbey Island, WA.
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TD as a Communication Tool
Touch Drawing as a communication tool when few means of communication are left by Madelyn Pitts A dear friend of
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The Source of Myself – I Touched My Origin
            By Akiko Mukunashi (Body Worker/Psychotherapist), Oita Japan Japanese Version click here (Translated by Junko Kurata
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Touch Drawing with At-Risk Youth
Curtis Manzano and Joanne Hobbs Curtis Manzano is a young man who is devoted to developing his creative work, despite
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In-Depth Touch Drawing with Children
by Katrina Plato In July I taught a one week, half days Touch Drawing class for children ages 7 to
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Finding Beauty Within Grief
by Kathleen Horne Artvisioninc@aol.com I arrived at the Touch Drawing Gathering, not really thinking that one of the themes I
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Touch Drawing as a Moving Meditation
by Jewell Jnana Scanlon I began Touch Drawing in 1999. It was an amazing opening for me. My sense of
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Celebrating 40 years of Touch Drawing…
May 14, 1974 was the last day of my last year in art school. I was in the print shop. A
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Touch Drawing Deepens Artist’s Sources of Inspiration
Mark Runge I’ve made art for years.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve drawn on paper, in dirt, and in
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Tibetan Monks Find Touch Drawing
Seven Tibetan monks on tour from the DalaiLama’s Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka, India, visited Whidbey Island to offer chant
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Standing Strong
This is not an easy image. We are not in easy times. I created this drawing during the Indigenous Day
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The Image Emerging
Equilibrium – An Image Offering for the Equinox  I created this Touch Drawing while sitting on the beach on my
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Touch Drawing with Mentally Disabled People in Arica, Chile
by Tosha Tobias with Photographs by Kenny Tosha Tobias has been opening the way for Touch Drawing in Chile for
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Dawn of Interspirituality – Amanecer de la Inter-espiritualidad
San Jose Costa Rica March 12-16, 2018 See the full English/Spanish conference program booklet Welcoming statement by William Keepin and
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Touch Drawing in New York City after 9-11
I want to share some images and writing from one of my Touch Drawing workshops at the Open Center in
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Touch Drawing During Treatment for Leukemia and AIDS
The Power of Touch Drawing to Heal by Julie Rathbun and Sean Mcgee Note from Deborah: Julie has been using
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Touch Drawing with Pregnant Women
by Ivy Shawl-Song I am a Certified Childbirth Educator and Rehabilitation Practitioner. I am currently completing my requirements for Midwifery
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We Wear Each Others Colors
SoulCards & Touch Drawing & A Family in Transition By Stacy Robinson My daughter purchased SoulCards for me as a gift
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Using Touch Drawing at Auschwitz
by Nancy Shemaya Blauer accompanied her family through Auschwitz and offers her story:  As a Jew one of my struggles
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A Storyteller’s Gallery: Love has Won
by Linda Howe  Linda is an artist, educator, writer, poet, storyteller and facilitates Touch Drawing. She recently had an exhibition
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Core Course in Art & Healing Certificate Program
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL by Kathleen Horne Artvisioninc@aol.com In 2004, Victoria Domenichello-Anderson and myself approached Ringling
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Women of Wisdom: Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women
by Kris Steinnes, Founder,  Women of Wisdom Foundation Every February since 1995, I have done Interpretive Touch Drawing at the
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A Lifetime of Creating Continues Despite Parkinsons via Touch Drawing
by Irv Knowlen On February 20th, 2009 Victoria Anderson and the Expressive Arts Gallery of Sarasota had a special opening
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A New Documentary is in the Calling
by Barbara Hulin I have been attracted to Deborah’s art since, as a graduate student, it was introduced to me
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Touch Drawing with Parkinsonians and Their Caregivers
By Susan Jackewicz in collaboration with Victoria Domenichello-Anderson VICTORIA_ANDERSON6@msn.com Along with Kathleen Horne, Victoria started the Art and Healing Certificate
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Touch Drawing for Persons with a Life-Challenging Disease
by Ruth Vanden Bosch, M.A., R.N., L.P.C. I have worked with Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECaP), a group founded by Bernie Siegel, MD, for several years.
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Touch Drawing: The Art of Grief 
Interfaith Minister Uses Touch Drawing in Grief-Work Author: Rev. Donna Belt It’s been five weeks now since I sat with
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Painting a Sense of Self Control
The Sarasota Herald Tribune recently published an article featuring Charles Jursa, a participant in the Touch Drawing classes for Parkinsonians
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Inner Portrait for Death Support
by Deborah Koff-Chapin A beloved friend had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She used it as a catalyst for
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Touch Drawing in the Dominican Republic
Aleah Chapin with Deborah Koff-Chapin   This summer, my daughter Aleah took a journey to the Dominican Republic to volunteer for
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Touch Drawing at Hospital Stroke Retreat
Saint John’s Hospital Stroke Retreat & Refresh Weekend Facilitated by Janet Nix October 10-12, 2008 Written by Debbie Woodford, RN,
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Transforming Negative Mental Images after 9-11 Through Touch Drawing
by David Baum, Ph.D. Done during a five day Touch Drawing Class as part of the Doctor of Ministry program
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Touch Drawing and Beyond
Group Exhibition at Portland Library, Portland, Maine From March 1st through April 12th, Maine artists and Touch Drawing practitioners Helen
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Co-Creative Spirituality Conference at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland
“Engaging with the subtle worlds isn’t simply to experience or explore the non-physical dimensions. The larger purpose is to engage
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Touch Drawing in the UK
British BBC Film by Sue Mason  Touch Drawing was featured on the British BBC television program “Inside Out” last autumn (2003),
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Touch Drawing with Traumatized Children in Gaza
by Mohammad Mukhamair Last fall Mukti Khanna invited me to introduce Touch Drawing to two Palestinian therapists from Gaza who
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Drawing Light Out Of Darkness
Reclaiming Creative Spirit by Helen Warren  Helen Warren worked through clinical depression to arrive at a place where she reclaimed
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Hold Me
A Hospice Worker Processes her Experience Through Touch Drawing by Shemaya Nancy Blauer As a hospice volunteer I often sat bedside
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