How Creative Art Helps Me

The following post is a beautiful guest piece by a coaching client who wishes to remain anonymous. She describers how art making is part of her self care and self soothing toolkit and how engaging in art making can shift her focus and mood. I’m pleased to share this piece that speaks in a moment to moment way…

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Is art therapy really therapy?

For sure! You can take mental health issues to an art therapist like you could to any mental health professional. This is one of the biggest differences between seeing an art therapist and having a relaxing session with an art teacher. With an art therapist you can experience the joy and pleasure of art making…

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Who wants to play?

Who needs an an infusion of deep, soulful, playful creativity at their next face to face event!?? I’m open to fresh collaborations in Australia in 2018 (or Europe May/June 2018). I would love for the right fresh fun collaboration plans to wing my way. Imagine…. 🌟A visioning session before your content master class, to connect…

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Does your inner child need some play time?

What do you do that is playful, open ended and full of joy? In my experience, connecting with the inner child needs a few foundation- conditions to be in place…. For me these are: Feeling safe – no one is criticising or judging me, I can’t ‘fail’, I’m not scared of making a mess or…

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Working around and with resistance

“Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” – Steven Pressfield, Do The Work What do you think? Do you think you avoid the big stuff that is closest to your heart and dreams? I know I do! As…

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Resistance training

As soon as I made the commitment I mysteriously no longer wanted to do it. At all. Huh? As soon as I made the public commitment to keep painting faces ready to exhibit them, I suddenly stopped wanting to do it. True story. I forgot all about them. Whatever urge I had to work on them…

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Whim and whimsy

I have been sewing little dolls lately. I don’t know why. I don’t even know if I like them: as in, if I saw one on a market stall would I stop and say ‘hey I like these’? Or would I walk right past? Probably the latter. But I can’t seem to help it. Making…

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Themes for journals!

Some people get a bit stuck when deciding on a theme to explore in their mixed media journal pages, or picking a theme for a themed letter journal swap. Here are some themes that I have seen work well in our group Letter Journal Love, or just generally in my own or others’ pages. Try…

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