This group is for students and new therapists working towards the completion of their LPC or ATR requirements. Art making, gestalt experientials, and case consultation will accompany theoretical discussions.
4-Week Process Painting Group
In this group we stay with a single canvas for 4 weeks, allowing it to evolve into a final piece that could be abstract or representational, depending on what unfolds. We use the painting process as a way to cultivate mindfulness, coming back to our hands and what they want to do, as we might come back to our breath in mindfulness meditation. We paint away as we simultaneously pay attention to what arises in our thoughts, emotions and bodies. This is a practice of self-care and slowing down, a time away from our busy schedules to tune in and attend to our souls deepest desires. No artistic skill or talent is needed to benefit from this group.
Individual and Small Group Art of Allowing Classes
I demonstrate and help you to connect to the archetypal energy that is waiting to be heard, and wants to support and validate you at this time in your life. I walk you through the steps of creating a background, bringing forth a dimensional face and the completion of a painting that includes a symbol of deep meaning to you. I have been trained as an Art of Allowing facilitator with Flora Aube where the focus is on empowering the awakening of our intuitive and receptive skills as the primary teacher of creative expression. No artistic skill or talent is needed to benefit from this group.
I've seen women insist on cleaning everything in the house before they could sit down to write... and you know it's a funny thing about housecleaning... it never comes to an end. Perfect way to stop a woman. A woman must be careful to not allow over-responsibility (or over-respectabilty) to steal her necessary creative rests, riffs, and raptures. She simply must put her foot down and say no to half of what she believes she "should" be doing. Art is not meant to be created in stolen moments only. ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés