Soul-expression sessions are similar to what you would call art therapy. Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Art therapy can achieve different things for different people.
I am a huge advocate for self-expression and creativity. If you’ve made it here you’re most likely a human aching for something more in life. You either have dedicated your life to creating art and music, or maybe are wishing you could. You could be stuck, always adding ideas to a list of hundreds of projects you’d like to start, but feeling like you have no time or motivation to begin. You might rarely engage with creative activities, NEVER calling yourself an artist because of art scars from your childhood. Or you might have this deep desire to explore creative expression, unsure where to start. Are you scared of failure? Are you scared of success? Do you believe you aren’t good enough, or simply not blessed with the gene of creativity?
Let me stop you there – I believe EVERYONE is creative. We are ALL "artists" in our own way. I live by and echo the statement by one of my favorite researchers,
“There’s no such thing as creative people, and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear.”
-Dr. Brené Brown"
My teaching philosophy on my retreats is rooted in the "process" of creating – process driven art that has no pressure or stress attached. I aim to highlight the doing of art, rather than the desired "perfect" outcome. My goal is to support you in creating with an open heart, using your creative intuition and ultimately releasing the insecurities that plague creatives.
Let me remind you:
You are an amazing human being with a creative spark in your soul.
And you deserve to be inspired and to inspire others with your gifts.
You have a right to authentically self-express.
You want to understand your life's purpose - but first understand your purpose is not a destination.
Take a deep breath as I hand you the tools to unlock creative blocks and the key to authentic self-expression. I believe that you have the ability transform your life into a piece of art and create your own reality with heart and purpose. I believe that self-expression and the pursuit of spirituality are deeply intertwined. Let me help you feel the relationship between creating art and spiritual awareness. Art as spiritual practice is one that has changed my own life. Making art can change your day. Making art everyday can change your life. I am here a resource and a guide in your creative journey.
I am also available to plan / host customized, themed overnight retreats or multi-day workshops for groups and larger companies. Click here for more information and to schedule a soul-expression session!
/ˈsōl - ikˈspreSHən/
1. projecting out ones true Self.
2. living ones most authentic life.
3. using creative outlets to self-express.
2. something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes your unique Soul.
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