Sitting at two sides of a table, art materials all around, I teach you how to do
it and guide you as you walk, step after step, to clarity and freedom from your suffering.
Read more about it at “My Approach.”
For people who cannot come because of old age or ongoing limitation, I come to them..
I can do very few of these appointments and they have to be within Manhattan. I come
with art materials to the patient’s home and we do sessions regularly there.
Skype sessions are for anyone who wants to work with me and lives far away. I have
been working with people through Skype for a few years, for therapy and supervision,
and it works very well. It is also good for people who cannot come to a session
but can do a session from home. And it is good for those with whom I already work,
when I travel for conferences or teaching, or when they travel and have a computer
with them. In the sessions we make art as usual. When a drawing is finished, you
hold it to the camera and I capture the picture on my computer. I print it out on
the spot and we talk about the drawing, just as we would do face to face.
Email or call to set up the sessions.
EMAIL ART THERAPY
I work very effectively with emailed artwork. My gift is being able to read art deeply.
I guide people by looking at their artwork. Step by step they evolve and become
freer, just as people who come to my office. This is true even if the art is made
with computer drawing/painting programs.
You can be anywhere in the world.
All you need is a digital camera or a scanner, and willingness to change.
Deep, detailed reading of one current artwork sent to me as an attachment to an E-mail.
One such reading can be very important in clarifying where you are, what stands in
the way of your development and what is important to do next, if you want to open
up to more of who you really are, live more meaningfully, and contribute more to
society and the earth.
You don’t have to be an artist. You can do a drawing based on the instructions here.
Most of the people who work with me are not artists.
The presentations are about the power of intuition, the need for it in development
and healing, how to use intuition, and examples of its uses in therapy.
The method that I have developed is unique in its unfailing success. I have presented
it in the US and abroad, for therapists, creative arts therapists and others, and
people who work with other people to help them heal.
The workshops usually are given in connection with presentations. They are aimed
at teaching the method by experiencing it. Participants have testified to having
had deep and moving experiences. Workshops can be given without a presentation too.
I have done on site supervision for graduate students of art therapy and privately
for certification and licensure.
The supervision is based on three premises.
In order for the therapy, done by the supervised, to go well, the supervised has
to be resolved in his /her mind and heart about the issues that are problematic.
The best way tobe resolvedis to do intuitive work on the issues.
Every therapist has his/her inner truth to attend to above all, and this is appreciated
and encouraged in the supervision.
Please call 212-662-7604 or email to set up supervision sessions.
My 10 year old daughter had been suffering from extreme lack of self confidence when
I happened to meet Giora at a meeting. From hearing him talk about his work, I felt
he could help my daughter. She has been seeing him for a little over a year now.
She gave us very hard time about going to him. She was very critical of him, lots
of “Why do I have to.” I insisted, bribed her and she went.
In the beginning, she wanted me to sit in on their sessions. I was very impressed
with Giora’s empathy, patience, respect for her, as well as his ability to reflect
back her feelings to her as expressed through her artwork. She was not verbally responsive
to him, but it was clear he made an impact on her and she was always very cheerful
after her sessions.
The past year was not all easy sailing. There were (and are) times when tremendous
anger erupted on a frequent basis. Giora made me realize this was part of the process
for her and suggested that we accept her feelings, that there were reasons for her
anger. Not easy to do! On the other side, there have also been times when she showed
I can’t say our family relationships have improved much. There is still a lot of
fighting with siblings. But there have been small changes along the way. In the past
few months I have gotten feedback from school that she is doing better. I think she
feels a somewhat more likeable and has taken some little steps towards relationships
with her peers. She has gone from refusing to do any extra-curricular activities
to asking for music lessons. And I myself have tried to pay attention to the way
I react to her. I know part of her problem is me and I am working on that part.