As an art therapist and psychotherapist, AND a creative mentor, I see my role as helping to inspire women to explore their fun-loving and daring creative side, which we all have! And, how you can use art to express thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to express with words alone. Engaging in a creative practice can add calm, joy and insight into your life. What is so amazing about process art, is that it is not about right or wrong or whether you consider yourself artistic, it is about allowing yourself a safe place to play and explore what comes out on the page! It is not judging what you create, but allowing yourself to enjoy the freedom of the process. I combine my varied background in the arts, psychology, spirituality, and women's studies to my work with women.
The practice of creative work becomes a mirror to our internal world helping us gain wisdom, peace, healing and solutions to problems. Whether it is perfectionism, anxiety, depression, physical pain or other obstacles to feeling whole and more relaxed and accepting of yourself, art allows you space to feel safe and free to explore your authentic self. Many times, answers and wisdom come to us while we are calm and in a relaxed state...here is where the wisdom resides!
A creative practice:
- Aids in Managing depression, anxiety, and stress
- Increases insight into your life
- Improves motivation and focus
- Provides time for you
- Adds joy to your life