Holistic Arts-Based Group Methods with Aboriginal Women

Debra Recollet, Diana Coholic, Sheila Cote-Meek
2019 Critical Social Work  
The co-authors discuss their experiences of developing and facilitating an eight-week holistic arts-based group for a small group of Aboriginal women. The literature in spirituality and social work includes some written work that examines the convergences between Aboriginal cultural/spiritual perspectives and spirituality and social work but this could be expanded on. To this end, we describe the use of holistic arts-based methods with Aboriginal women, provide a brief description of the group,
more » ... and explore how spirituality was evident in the arts-based and experiential methods. We also discuss some of the issues that arose in the process of establishing and facilitating the group including challenges related to group composition; the relevance of process; and attrition from the group.
doi:10.22329/csw.v10i1.5807 fatcat:546dzpksovhbdccpgifma5qzfy