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ERIC Number: EJ857792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Parenting as a Creative Collaboration: A Transpersonal Approach
Netzer, Dorit; Brady, Mark
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v4 n2 p139-151 2009
This article discusses the authors' dialogue and collaborative writing regarding their professional views on the subject of parenting. The use of metaphor and analogy for parenting as a collaborative, cocreative relationship is woven throughout with references to the authors' own collaboration, research, and clinical applications in the fields of interpersonal neurobiology, transpersonal psychology, and collaborative creativity. The authors, one with a background in neuroscience and the other with a background in art therapy, propose that the metaphorical meaning of parenting as a creative process of conception, gestation, birth, and nurturance can be extended beyond parent-child dynamics. This approach facilitates growth and healing for both parents and children through a collaborative relationship that emphasizes transpersonal values such as creativity and interconnectedness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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