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 registration in Alberta, Canada through the Midwives College of Utah’s

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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 at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, Florida. The article

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Hold Me

A Hospice Worker Processes her Experience Through Touch Drawing  by Shemaya Nancy BlauerAs a hospice volunteer I often sat bedside and entered into an intimacy and being that words could

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We Wear Each Others Colors

SoulCards & Touch Drawing & A Family in TransitionBy Stacy Robinson My daughter purchased SoulCards for me as a gift a couple of years ago because she knew that Deborah’s images

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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 mine has been dealing with encephalosis; an organic disease of

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Finding Beauty Within Grief

by Kathleen Horne Artvisioninc@aol.comI arrived at the Touch Drawing Gathering, not really thinking that one of the themes I would be encountering would be grief over my mother’s passing, eight

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A Fun Video by Len Davis

A fun video Len Davis created during the Whidbey Institute 40th Anniversary Celebration where Deborah was doing Interpretive Touch Drawing. She shares a book with drawings she created from 31

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The Art of Grief

DRAWING OUT YOUR SOUL: TOUCH DRAWING IN GRIEF WORKDEBORAH KOFF-CHAPIN The Use of Expressive Arts in a Grief Support Group Edited by J. Earl Rogers, Routledge Press, NY 2007 I

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Eyes of the Soul

My Life with Touch Drawingby Deborah Koff-Chapin While growing up, I held the artist as my highest ideal. In living close to the source of creation, the artist was close

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Seeds of Compassion ’08

Spirituality & Youth Dialogue: Interspiritual Panel Discussion With His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other spiritual leaders April 15, 2008  Anchored by the deep wisdom of His

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Two Worlds Wisdom Gathering

Kaiser Institute These Touch Drawings were created during the first gathering of Kaiser Institute’s Two Worlds Wisdom School. You are welcome to save these images to your desktop and share

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Building the Bridge

Helping Nurse Leaders Find a Vision Through Art by EILEEN ZORN MS, RN The American Holistic Nursing Association Journal Beginnings article titled Creative Expressive Arts in Nursing written by Eileen

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World Peace Forum

International Panel: Parliamentarians Supporting Departments of Peace in Their Countries Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of PeaceVancouver BC, Canada, June 25, 2006   I was honored to draw at this

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Sacred Activism Conference

It was an honor to do Interpretive Touch Drawing at Wisdom University’s first Sacred Activism Conference May 11-13, 2006. If you attended the conference, you can use these images to

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Peace Works Conference

Cultivating a Just and Enduring Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel. Deborah drew during the keynote presentation by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. His talk was entitled Building a

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Burning Word 06

The Festival of Poetic Fire! A dynamic, all-day celebration of poetry, music, performance, and workshops, featuring more than 45 talented poets and musicians, ranging from renowned award-winning poets to hot

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Visioning Retreats

Visioning Retreats Deborah often partners with Kaiser Institute at visioning retreats for hospital executives, managers and consultants. This is an example of one such project. Many of the drawings created

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Gather the Women

Gather the Women is much more than a single event or a single day to focus on women — it is a global movement and a structure that can support

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Spiritual Warrior

with James TwymanSpiritual Warrior 1 Class December 12, 2002Spiritual Warrior 2 Class December 19, 2002Spiritual Warrior 3 Class January 2, 2003These drawings were created during a live tele-class with James

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Transforming The Myth

Making a choice to live our lives in “another way” By Deborah Koff-Chapin One of the articles in Art And Ceremony In Sustainable Culture (IC#5)Originally published in Spring 1984 on page 11Copyright (c)1984, 1997

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