The majority who have been through the process haven't painted since primary school and once they begin with me, they fall in love with their creative process.
It's about developing and Trusting our Intuition as opposed to Thinking, Planning or Analysing. Thinking and Planning tends to invite our Inner Critic in and he or she negatively impacts our Stress Levels, Anxiety and Moods!
Intuitive Art leads to a Confident, Happier, Calmer, Self Acceptance. Life pans out much better for me when I trust my gut and what I paint is a true expression of my life and my self.
When I created Paint The Tree of YOUR Life, I was searching for something meaningful and satisfying. I was disillusioned, overly Responsible and down-hearted which I transformed into something meaningful, satisfying and fruitful for me - and You!
"I would highly recommend this wonderful opportunity to experience Kassi’s unique form of self-discovery and personal development through intuitive art and Paint the Tree of Your Life. I love to work in an intuitive way and see a visual expression of my feelings. I felt I got to know and understand myself a little better through each stage of creating the tree of my life. Kassi supported my process throughout the group. Her warmth and curiosity enabled me to deeply explore the images and my process. There is no pressure to share, however when I did it felt that I was being witnessed by a very supportive group of people. This warm and non-judgemental environment has given me a sense of freedom from my more critical voices." Alex
Many people have painted the Tree of their Life over the years with me in groups, one to one in my studio and now, online, which means You too can experience my exciting, rewarding and often life-changing course from the comfort of your own home, office or garden.
When we create art intuitively, I believe we become deeply connected to our Truest Self. I believe we experience Joy & Acceptance
of who we are and our creative process offers us an opportunity for greater Health & Well Being.
Creating art is hugely healing on many levels.
Practically, this is a 6-stage creative process which could be completed in 6 days, or 6 weeks, even over 6 months or spread throughout a whole year offering a spacious and flexible experience for everyday Life. Many have painted more Trees, coming back to my studio again and again to work through more of their life challenges regarding Work, Parenting, Sexual issues, Anxiety and more. You too will be able to paint more than one Tree during your year's access. You could paint one a month if you wish. I am around if you would like to explore other Trees, just get in touch with me to arrange this.
To put the 6-stages into a time context; you could complete each step in around 20 to 45 minutes depending on how much depth you enjoy creating and time you wish to spend reflecting. You may, like me, wish to work in a richly layered way, exploring with openness and curiosity in your journal. I share my own creative process through my videos in this course.
"I found this a very enjoyable and enlightening experience. I was rather anxious at the start as I had not touched any painting materials for a very long time. However, Kassi gives you all the support, advice and instruction that you need to take those first steps. There is plenty of time for reflection and Kassi is very respectful of each individual's situation, ensuring that you only share what feels comfortable. I learned a great deal from the experience and now have a picture that continues to inspire me. I would recommend this course and would say to anyone that is hesitating - jump in!" Michael
It's important that each stage is completely dry before you move on to the next. The only thing I ask is that you don't rush ahead and miss a stage. It's a little like Life experience; if we don't thoroughly complete a stage or situation, we leave open ends lying around that can trip us up day to day, from an important phone call you haven't responded to, a friendship that is experiencing a rupture and being neglected. Painting and Life are pretty similar I find.
You can send me photographs, feelings, experiences, thoughts at each stage via email if you would like to. It is a part of what is on offer here and included in the price. I will reply to you fully, once, at each stage. This is a choice of course.
Having me as part of the process appears to make this an effective and rewarding experience. I witness you and if you want me to, I respond and facilitate your process. It is entirely up to you how much you would like me to be involved.
If you prefer to work alone through the process, this is equally ok and rewarding. I believe our art 'speaks' for and to us. There is a mirroring that happens naturally between art and Unconscious. An unspoken dialogue which has the capacity to say 'everything'. Please hold in mind that I am around if you decide to email me later on, even if it is 6 months later, I will respond to you.
There is scope for deeper exploration for those who truly embrace their Personal Development and Life Journey. This option can be added on at any time in the form of Exploration sessions via Skype. If this appeals to you simply get in touch to arrange between 1 or up to 6 sessions at any time.
Should you require CPD for your Professional Body this course, plus any extra sessions, will all count towards your annual CPD requirement. Just keep a note of hours spent creating & reflecting. If you would like a Certificate please contact me with 1,000 words reflection of your overall experience.
"As always, I felt held and supported making my tree with guidance from Kas. Was able to make connection with my life as the tree evolved and discover some surprises. Having also participated in a live group with Kas I know she caters for all levels of ability and has an intuition as to how much to input. I would thoroughly recommend Kas's workshops to anyone wishing to explore their creativity and themselves. Fabulous experience and one to repeat." Chris
Each stage of your Tree painting process is an entity in its own right, culminating in a unique Tree painting full of personal meaning.
My Core ways of Being both as Human and Intuitive Artist are Respect, Empathy, Authenticity, Acceptance, Kindness and Compassion.
"This was an amazing experience for me. I really enjoyed the process of creating the tree with the helpful support of Kassi. As well as being lots of fun it also gave me an opportunity to learn about myself. Kassi is a warm, respectful and patient facilitator. She is available when needed but lets you get on with it too. Kassi has created a wonderful, supportive and creative environment in which to explore yourself through art. Well worth doing" Alan
You will need some art materials. This doesn't have to be an expensive business. Hardboard is ideal to work on. DIY stores sells large pieces for around £6.50 which they cut up for you. Acrylic paints in colours of your choice, paint brushes, a jar for water, an old rag, glue, a small piece of craft paper that appeals to you, a sheet of wrapping paper that 'speaks' to you somehow, acrylic inks if you wish. Alternatively you could use oil pastels or pastels in a sketch book and keep it very simple.
I invite you to release yourself from planning, controlling and analysing. The more I do this, my Intuition flows. I am spontaneous, playful and relaxed. I experience less stress, less anxiety and feel more satisfied, attunded and aligned to myself.
"Kassi's Paint The Tree of YOUR Life is a beautiful journey of healing and self-discovery. Through her caring and empathic curiosity, Kas provides respect and support for whatever level of sharing and 'opening up' you feel comfortable with. It's a magical process of traversing through your own inner 'forest' as your beautiful tree unfolds the treasures that await your heart. I would encourage you to consider her class. Kassi's gift as an Artist and Therapist and the loving, private classmate-shared experience touched me deeply." Lesa
I feel certain this will be an incredible, joyful experience as you Paint The Tree of YOUR Life,
"I took Kas's online Tree of Life course on the recommendation of a friend, I'm so glad I did! I haven't done any painting for over 30 years, not since I was at school and my biggest concern was making mistakes and messing it all up. One of the things that the course taught me was that 'mistakes' are oftentimes precursors to something very special. A great metaphor for life! Kas is kind, generous, hugely compassionate and insightful. The course is fun, occasionally challenging (in a good way) and enlightening. I hope to be painting for many years to come. Highly recommended." Kim
Feedback from Customers about Kassi:
Intuitive, Reflective, Empathic, Genuine, Caring, Truthful, Unique, One of A Kind, Big Hearted,
Motivating, Encouraging, Calming, Inspirational, Humble, Natural Ability To Put Others At Ease,
Kind, Understanding, Wise, Comforting, Helpful, Loving, Patient, Colourful, Empowering,
Insightful, Warm, Nurturing, Supportive, Compassionate, Thoughtful, Generous
A note from me about myself;
"I'm very Human and have my own unique imperfections and flaws - thank goodness! My home is lived in & I don't care much for housework
however I put in 100% where my Passion is concerned. What I do here is my Passion.
I am loving and care a lot about others. Being Real & Assertive is important to me and I always do my best."
If you have questions please ask; firstname.lastname@example.org I will never obligate you.