きんつぎ = Kintsugi
Filling the Cracks with Gold
This 1-day workshop allows participants to experience powerful healing metaphors through the breaking, adorning, and rejoining with gold. Kintsugi, golden joinery, is an ancient Japanese practice of repairing broken pottery by filling the cracks with lacquer and gold dust. As a philosophy it represents honoring breaks and repairs as part of the history of an object. It is related to wabi-sabi which is the embracing of the flawed. Additionally there will be a ceremonial and community witness aspect throughout the day.
Each participant will be supplied with all materials to go through the full process with a single bowl. We will start and end the day together, with free art making and lunch in the middle, on your own pace. This is an expressive workshop with no previous experience necessary and is open to anyone.
- Recite the history and philosophy of kintsugi and wabi-sabi
- Identify the clinical uses of kintsugi & wabi-sabi
- Prepare a ceremony of cracking
- Create art on broken pieces
- Apply ‘joinery’ with glue and gold to repair
- Practice frustration tolerance with self & other
- Demonstrate compassion for brokenness
- Describe the emotions of the experience
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Continuing Education Credit Requirements
Inner Resources Training Institute is an approved provider for:
The Indiana Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor. Boards have approved this organization to provide category 1 continuing education units for LSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and LMHCs. Provider # 98000765A
Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider #07-200
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