Brokenness Infused in a Mother's Heart: The Art of Living with the Sacredness of Life

  • Author / Creator
    Maria Hutton Aldcorn
  • This paper charts the process of moving through the trauma of the loss of my adult child to murder. A heuristic in-depth self-inquiry methodology complements the phenomenological art therapy process I engaged in to accomplish this work. A depth of peace in brokenness emerged from dialogue with the divine, expressed through art, writing, and the images that arrived in nature. Art therapy facilitated a recognition and embrace of the coexistence of life and death in daily existence.

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  • Graduation date
    2014
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (Art Therapy Specialization)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3BC3TB3R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Pat B. Allen
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ara Parker
    • Dr. Janet Greidanus