The Rediscovery Project

Welcome to The Rediscovery Project, a poetry and expressive arts journey for people navigating life after acquired brain injury (ABI). This blog is our online home to help inspire, motivate and connect.

Honoring the artful life of ABI survivor and painter Shelley Fox, the Rediscovery Project is an arts-based opportunity for people living in the aftermath of brain injury to uncover and rediscover their experience of self, voice and community. Our curriculum follows the archetypal “hero’s journey” (as coined by Joseph Campbell) and strives to illuminate the transformative potential of crisis and catastrophe.

Now in its second year, The Rediscovery Project is comprised of several components:

  • a 10-week poetry and expressive arts group (group runs 10 Fridays, 10am-noon, 7/26/13 through 9/27/13)
  • a printed anthology of participants’ writing and art
  • a public poetry reading (October 26, 2013 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA)
  • a guidebook geared for people interested in creating their own ABI poetry circles
  • mentoring sessions for Rediscovery Project participants interested in keeping their poetry circle in motion
  • and this blog

The Rediscovery Project was founded in 2012 by Krista Wissing, MFT in partnership with The Institute of Poetic Medicine (IPM) and Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area.  It is generously funded by IPM, Bread for the Journey and John Fox, CPT. The project is lovingly tended and co-facilitated by Krista and art therapist Midge Casler, MA.

We are based in beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, though we hope this blog reaches beyond.

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