Therapeutic Art/Creativity Coaching
When my father passed away 6 years ago, I had no idea where to put the pain and grief. I had never experienced such sadness and loss. Despite having no artistic training and not even thinking I was a creative type, I turned to art journaling. Slowly, over time I found that I was pouring my sadness onto the page, allowing a little room in my body to breath and start to come to terms a bit with this loss. Four years later, a young girl in my grade 8 class lost her father. I again turned to art – engaging the class and allowing them to create every day. Not only did I see her start to find space for her grief, I saw powerful connections form within the class. This led me to begin training as a Therapeutic Arts Coach and a Creativity Coach. I could not ignore the power of art.
Therapeutic Art/Creativity Coaching helps us move from where we are, to where we want to be. It helps us get unstuck and move past limiting beliefs. Most of us spend far too much time in our left hemisphere, overanalyzing decisions or becoming frozen by our fears. Art moves us from the left brain into our right brain, moving from language and analyzing, to feeling and receiving profound insights. Art can also help us move from our fight/flight and freeze response, into our emotional centre and then into our thinking brain, to help make dreams into realities.
My gentle, but no nonsense approach has proven to be very successful with so many clients. Together we will paint/create your goals and dreams into your new reality. Be ready to feel empowered and make those life changes!
“I loved my sessions with Shelley. They were the high point of me week, and each session revealed another layer as to what has been holding me back. Since completing our coaching, I have not only gotten a promotion at work, but have decided to start a side business, doing what I love.”