Artes y Artesanias

Healing through the Arts

Generational Healing

Portrait of Katarzyna Paszkiewicz Twardowska
Katarzyna Paszkiewicz Twardowska

I am the descendant of a matrilinea in which failure to address mental health issues has caused great pain. My relationship with my mother was fraught with turmoil that finally found surcease through a shamanic soul retrieval. As a result, I was freed to consider less venomously the impact of a lifetime of hurts.  I recorded the miracle of that shamanic journey in Soul Retrieval, my first book arts project.

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I am currently working on two more matrilinea books –

  • an artist book created for children, based upon the construction of imagined diaries of my great-grandmother
  • a fictionalized historical novel exploring the life experiences of powerful women touched by mental health issues as constructed within the times they lived
 

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