The Essence of My Core Self
The Essence of My Core Self is a wonderful place to begin your Expressive Art Journey. As you learn how to create intuitively, your Core Self, Soul or Spirit, whatever you call that 'Essence' that is You, will emerge as you tear, glue, paint and reflect.
As your Mixed Media develops, you will begin to notice how your Relationships and Environment impacted your Core Self. We all Adapt in some way to Survive.
I gently guide you through my gently-paced videos, step by step as you begin to Transform your Mixed Media to discover what you Do and Don't Want in for your one precious Life using my Unique Approach to Expressive Art
Learn how your Fingers & Intuitive Process will create without the need to 'know' or 'plan'
I have combined my life long passion of Expressive Arts with all of my Counselling and Therapeutic Knowledge, spanning 20+ years, to create my Online experience for you
It includes my FREE eBook which you can download or print off to accompany you as you journey through my Unique, Creative Process
This eCourse also provides you with 12 hours of CPD for your Annual CPD Requirement if you are a Counsellor, Art Therapist or Creative Therapist.
You will learn how to express your Emotions and Honour your Life Story through Collage, Colour, Texture and Symbols. You will discover the power of having a dialogue with aspects of your Painting & Collage. You will discover how you don't need to be an artist to create art and quickly learn that you Are creative and artistic! You will experience a deep joy as you tear, glue, paint and journal.
This is NOT about making "beautiful art", this is about Intuitive Self Expression
The less you know about 'art' the better my unique Approach to Expressive Art works.
Personal & Professional Development
f you are a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Art Therapist or Life Coach and would like to develop your Tool Kit, you can discover more about my unique Expressive Arts Approach experientially
I use my unique Expressive Art Approach to express all aspects of Myself. Those Parts that may have been ignored, forgotten, suppressed, lost, denied or repressed, packed shamefully away into my Shadow side creating inner conflict.
I believe the more we Awaken to what we can discover of ourselves through art making the more whole and complete we become. This leads to wonderful health benefits including stress & anxiety reduction, an uplift in our Mood, reduction in physical and somatic pain. I believe we become more at ease in our own skin, warts and all which has a wonderful impact on our relationships.
Learn how our Fingers, our Body Wisdom is a direct link to our Unconscious Process. When we express ourselves through art, colour, texture, collage and mark-making we 'release' some of the pressure that is stored up in our Body, in our Nervous System and also leads us closer to our Most Truest Self that we were Born to Become.
This is why I have created this Experiential eCourse. It is a Beginning in many respects and on different levels.
It gives you an in-depth introduction to what I offer here. It also offers you an Incredible Opportunity that you may never have had before anywhere else in the World to magically, through collage and art making, REVISIT your Soul, your Essence, your Spirit at the very beginning of your Life.
This is a wonderful, touching experience where you can discover Who you truly are at your very Core Self. I believe we are each born with all we need for our Life. We have everything inside us and if you can simply allow and trust your Fingers to choose and collage and paint without Knowing or Planning anything, your most authentic self, authentic voice, authentic soul will emerge on your paper or canvas.
I invite you to free yourself up and breathe deeply as opposed to Thinking or Planning. I invite your Inner Toddler out to play and experiment - the only Rule is Don't Eat The Paint.
This is a deeply touching experience but it can be fun, freeing and cathartic.
You will learn so much about yourself and about my Expressive Art Approach as you experience me, my voice, my invitations, my videos and your own responses to all of this.
Please offer yourself Love, Resonance, Acceptance, Space, Empathy, Congruence... offer yourself all the wonderful gifts of listening and attentive care that you offer to others. Don't rush your self, go at your own pace. if you need time and a break make a warm drink, come back when you are ready.
There is no rush, you have life long access to this course
MATERIALS - please don't be restricted by my 'list'
A Khadi Cotton Book, Mixed Media Pad or Hardboard
Old Magazines, Travel Brochures or Clothes/Decor/Home/Nature Magazines
Leftover Wallpaper, old or new Wrapping Paper (my favourite),
Greetings cards (save all that appeal to you), Ribbons, Textiles,
Craft or Collage Papers, glitter, buttons, sequins, school glue or gel medium, a glue brush, a couple of paint brushes or may wish to use your fingers,
a jar for water, a few acrylic paints that 'speak' to you in terms of colour (there is no 'right' or 'wrong' it really is that the colours simply resonate for YOU)
Scissors (although I prefer to tear)
A piece of DIY Hardboard (go bigger rather than smaller) Mine is 12" sq.
for filming purposes.
Alternatively you could use sturdy acrylic art paper for wet or dry work (hobbycraft sells big pads around 12" x 15" for under £10)
Please Bring Empathy, Acceptance & Gentleness for yourself
I feel Very Excited for You as you set out on this amazing Journey of Self Expression, gaining a more Whole, Complete Sense of Your Self as you Learn more about my unique Expressive Arts Approach to Therapy
I generously share my own Process as well as my Unique Expressive Art Approach to help you place my Approach into a Context, whilst gently guiding you with my Videos & Prompts
I'm a Psychotherapist inviting Spontaneous Self Expression through mixed media art, intuitive collage, creative writing and therapeutic, experiential groups.
I model my Abundance of Empathy, Love & Acceptance which positively impacts everyone I interact with. People feel held and cared about, prized, honoured and respected by me.
I LOVE how Creativity makes space for our Inner Child to be Seen & Heard,
raising Confidence & Self Esteem as we Share Our Stories through Art
I Believe my never-ending Fountain of Creativity is my Gift to You and the World
No matter how wobbly you feel, You CAN make Art too
and I can Teach you How in my Loving, Relaxed Style of Teaching
You can develop Self Acceptance, Inner Calm, ease Anxiety, Stress & activate your Innate Capacity to Self Heal
In 2008 I created What Kind of Tree Am I? an Inspirational Tree Painting process which was a catalyst for all of my other online Art courses which I am So Proud of!
I Teach How your Fingers, Intuition & Innate Body Wisdom has the capacity to Heal at a deep, Unconscious level Without The Need for Words
and How you can Relate with yourself, to transform Self Criticism, Doubt & Fear into Self Acceptance & Inner Calm
My Values: Empathy, Accompaniment, Self Acceptance, Self Witnessing
I Encourage: Body Wisdom, Unconscious Process, development of Self Awareness & Relationship with Oneself to become our most Truest Self
Informed By: Carl Rogers, Client Centred Psychotherapy, Carl Jung, Relational Transactional Analysis, Somatic Experiencing & Psychodrama
I Celebrate everyone as Unique and Individual on their own Journey
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