And all subsided in the hush
that followed, in the calm
of great wings folding
and shadowy forms lying down.
I rose and left that room,
the house of my grief
and my bondage, my book
never again to be opened.
To see as once I saw,
steadied by the darkness
in which I walked
and would make my way.
About The Institute for Creativity and Development
Meet the Counselors and Physchotherapists Here
The Institute for Creativity and Development is our response to the need for doing other kinds of therapeutic work in addition to bereavement counseling. We offer therapies with application to a broad band of personal growth work. Clients receive assistance developing their own unique agenda for inner repair, strengthening and expanding. Through our work with many clients, and our own studies into the powers of human potential, we believe in the possibilities of imagination and creativity.
Increasing awareness of these innate qualities encourages movement from entrenchment toward change and growth. Experiences of regaining balance and moving forward become more accessible and prolonged. Our clients are more comfortable knowing that we provide services across a spectrum, as this allows for meaningful and fitting therapeutic interventions.
Additionally, we have developed new and powerful forms of therapy. Our own Blended Experiential Therapy (BET) incorporates and integrates the use of imagery, relaxed brain wave states, psycho-physical techniques, breathing, music, art, and dream work. From this position of leadership we offer a variety of services to professionals. This expansion has led to the opening of our Institute for Creativity and Development.
News and Events
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4.
Healing Our Losses - An Ongoing Group Therapy Experience for adults struggling with loss offers a unique opportunity to learn, grow, and heal grief and loss . . . [read more]
Center colleague Allan Schnarr, MDiv, PhD offering new "TRANSFORMING LOVE - Creativity as a way of new life" workshop . . . [read more]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away. [read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU) [read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]