Dr Sally Adnams Jones

Counselling, Workshops, Retreats
Books & Art

I am passionate about creativity and its transformative powers, including healing, growth, self expression and meditation. The arts can be used very successfully to wake up, grow up, clean up and show up, and are enriching for emotional and social intelligence. I counsel, teach, and write books about human transformation and empowerment through creativity, while maintaining my own creative research.

Dr. Adnams Jones talks about her creative therapy research in Africa.

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Books coming out in 2018

Art-Making with Refugees and Survivors: Creative and Transformative Responses to Trauma after Natural Disasters, War and other Crisis.

A guide to understanding how we transform through our creativity. This book reveals the principles behind healing trauma through the expressive arts. The latest research and profound stories collected from around the world, including refugee camps, inner-city ghettos & rural villages with survivors of poverty, pandemic, fundamentalism, climate change, genocide & tsunami, where arts projects have been used successfully to build resilience and empower vulnerable people. This book will appeal to all those who have suffered loss and trauma, as well as artists wishing to understand creativity and deepen their practice, and therapists wishing to include expressive arts into their practices. Useful for funders, NGO’s and NPO’s to understand how to allocate funds and build healing creative projects.

Something’s Eating Georgia.

As a yoga teacher, Dr Jones has long been concerned with the number of students she has known with body image distortion, including dismorphia, as a result of social pressure from the media. After collaborative research with General Practitioners, and drawing upon statistics from medical journals, this novel was written in response to the Me2 campaign, and was conceived out of concern for our young women, one third of whom are now officially eating disordered.

This humorous and quirky novel reveals how women and girls can love themselves more, heal from spiritual emptiness and build resilience by connecting with their innate creativity. On the advice of her Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia, a feisty, bright, young blogger and articulate high school graduate interested in cosmology and evolution, turns to writing and art to relieve herself of boredom, meaninglessness and bulimia while on a camping trip with her family. During her stay at a lake in the North American Wilderness, Georgia meets amusing characters, her first love, and even encounters a murder. This engaging book will appeal to all women wishing to heal and empower themselves through the arts, and become free from the pressures of gendered stereotypes.