Kintsugi: A Symbol of Healing and Renewal

Kintsugi, an ancient Japanese art form, embodies the grace of embracing imperfections. It’s about piecing together shattered pottery with gold, not to mask the breaks but to illuminate them, creating a piece even more striking and resilient than before. This 400-year-old practice transforms brokenness into beauty, creating a profound lesson about human resilience and connection.

As Tiffan Ayuda states:

“Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Every break is unique and instead of repairing an item like new, the 400-year-old technique actually highlights the “scars” as a part of the design. Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient.”

Within this website, you’ll find images of Kintsugi pottery that couples have crafted while working with Kendra. This artwork aren’t merely decorative; they symbolize the process of healing, renewal, and the journey couples embark on during their therapy.

The Kintsugi Assignment: A Therapeutic Metaphor

As part of her unique approach, Kendra gifts couples a Kintsugi pottery kit, turning a creative exercise into a symbolic gesture of the therapeutic process.

Couples are guided to shatter the bowl, then reassemble them while reflecting on their relationship goals. The resultant artwork, mended with gold, serves as a tangible affirmation of their commitment to growthrough the transformed bond they’ve created.

From Kendra:

“I am overjoyed to share some photos of their beautiful projects (also with permission). For me, it represents the countless hours of hard work all of the couples have put into their relationships. I look forward to adding more to the collection”.

The images contained are more than mere visuals; they are a testament to the strength, dedication, and transformation that couples have achieved. Every piece tells a story of love’s triumph over adversity, a golden reminder that what breaks can indeed be made whole again, and in the process, become something even more extraordinary.

The Kintsugi Gallery is an invitation to explore, to witness the beauty in transformation, and to recognize that in our flaws and breaks, there is a wellspring of strength and splendor waiting to be revealed. It is an art that resonates deeply with the human experience, mirroring Kendra’s passion for helping couples discover a renewed, enriched, and fortified connection.

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The entire focus of my practice is working with couples. It is my passion and as such, I have sought out extensive training specifically focused on couples therapy and continue to do so. I carry a smaller caseload and offer the couples I work with more availability, accessibility, and flexibility than is typical with most therapy practices. As a result, the investment is $750 per 90-minute session. Please note that I do not accept insurance.

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