Postage and Packing Free - Through the Looking Glass examines notions of reflection within the arts therapies, reaching into the heartland of the philosophy, practice and research of these professions. In the process, it challenges assumed and orthodox interpretations of reflection and introduces new ideas and emergent pedagogies of the imagination.
publication date: September 2015
In each of the chapters, ideas on reflection resonate in a cyclical and non-linear fashion, whether outlined in the context of research, the therapeutic relationship or artistic practice. Underneath it all is a movement to reframe reflection as embodied, symbolic and inherently imaginal. These themes in turn go some way to contribute to the future shaping of the theory, practice and research in the arts therapies. This book contributes towards an epistemological shift, where the complexities of the intersubjective realm are shaped through the arts, and the positivism, which has dominated the construction of knowledge for so long, is challenged.