Being a psychotherapist and Expressive Arts Educator, I love having conversations about "the art of emotional healing." I invite you to listen in on these "deep chats" below - starting from the first to the last!
Bebe gave me my first "big break" in the online creativity world and it was just in the nick of time. When I first talked to her on the phone I was working in a 67 year old government art program for Canadian Veterans. Our program was sadly in the process of shutting down due to funding cuts, and I was in the midst of a grief process.
Because I did not have time to explore what anyone else was doing online I was hesitant about participating in Bebe's online project. I wondered out loud, "What is this online creativity world?"
I will never forget sitting on the curb in the hot sun outside the studio, listening to Bebe's bright beguiling voice saying, "You can do this!" And, I intuitively said, "Yes!"
So many of us in the online creativity world loved bright star Bebe Butler. When Bebe interviewed me last year for her second online event luxuriously (and accurately) entitled, "Soul Spa" she had just been diagnosed with cancer for the second time.
Sensing into this new reality, I quickly changed the direction of my interview. I felt called to share more personally with Bebe about the mysticism of life and death, and how to heal painful memories.
This Skype interview with artist and deep soul Hali Karla was a delight for me - even as my Skype froze hilariously at certain points. I love Hali's depth of inquiry and refection in the interview process which was no doubt deepened in her former career as hospice nurse. Hali walks with such tender connection to creativity, healing, and the transparency of suffering. We talk together about creative practice, creative community, and knowing how to pace ourselves in the spontaneous creative/emotional process.
A fun conversation with Stacy Hoffman-Farmer about healing emotional repression with collage therapy. I loved Stacy's honest willingness to share of herself with me and we had a great conversation about the benefits of collage as a form of personal therapy.
A great conversation with Wild, Creative and Confident Coach Sarah Marie Thompson about melding the spiritual world with our practical world to create more abundance.
I loved talking with spiritual life coach Christina Sharp about healing the emotional self so that we can see the possibility of something bigger. We discuss how our survival selves are driven by fear, and how to overcome fear to embark on the "Hero/Heroine's Journey."
Looking back, I see that I had "stuff" to emotionally heal from my teen years around giving away my power as a young female. This made me overly anxious about my daughter. I recently had a great conversation with teen resilience coach Deanne Barrett about how I healed my "inner teen" through deep contemplation, writing, dance and drawing. I share about this process in the You Tube interview below. Please join us in our lively conversation.
What a fun conversation about all things art I had with Addie Hirschten - artist and podcaster extraordinaire. We talked about my evolution from being a gallery artist, into becoming an intuitive/expressive artist.
As an expressive arts facilitator over the past ten years, I have worked with artists from the ages of 2-106. I shared some of my discoveries with Addie about how, as artists, we can find and develop our unique intuitive art "style."
Alison Palmer is an international business and leadership coach for coaches, writers, healers and creatives. I had the pleasure of chatting with passionate, loving Alison about teaching authentically from the heart.
Join me and artist Karen Abend in Sketchbook Revival for a mini expressive arts workshop!
I had the wonderful opportunity to talk about healing trauma with the expressive arts with Jennifer Cunningham in her Post-Traumatic Enlightenment Interview Series.
In preparing for my chat for writer Dawn Montefusco's interview show called "Write Your True Story," I had a surprising encounter with my inner writer that brought tears to my eyes. The night before our interview, just as I was about to fall asleep, the writer part of myself spoke up and said, "I want to share about how passionate I am about writing!"
I had such a fun conversation about Overcoming Creative Resistance with Dawn Montefusco on her Ultimate Writers Interview Show. We talked about why we are so often afraid of our authentic self-expression.
I recently had such a lovely chat with harpist/healer Patricia Daly from Ireland.
We talked about the healing power of creativity and we each shared our personal stories of healing and helping others through our own devoted creative practices.
I found it to be a very touching conversation about each of our journeys from self-diminishment to self-confidence.
Artist Alexis Cohen and I talk about how to draw personal symbols through an in-depth body meditation. Get your free worksheet HERE.
In this video interview, I demonstrate a playful expressive arts directive called "Collage Landscapes" with Artist Amanda Mauk.
With old paradigms of business shifting in these uncertain times, it is time to follow your intuition as a Creator! Join me, as I share my intuitive business path with artist and coach with Joyce van der Lely's "All of You Show".
A fun art demo with Karen Abend from Sketchbook Revival on Automatic Drawing and an art history lesson on Surrealism too!
I have created a visionary art practice that anyone can do. This challenge invites you to create a spontaneous higher vision card every day, for five days. Join me and visionary artist Alexis Cohen in this fun art demo!
In this art demo I share how to create Visionary Art Gluebook with Lisa Pranam from Passionfruit Arts.
Join me and Elizabeth Foley in an inspiring intuitive art and writing exercise, and learn how to understand imagery that inspire you!
This exercise takes you below your conscious mind to explore your emotions with spontaneous magazine collage. Join me as I create a collage with Marina Tselner.
Join me and Catt Z, the creator of Cosmic Smash Booking, to explore what the next step in your life is. This in an exercise from my book Collage for Self-Discovery.