Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to my most frequently asked questions.
What is Expressive Arts?
Who attends the workshops?
Do I need to have experience in music, art, dance or yoga to attend a workshop?
NO experience or skills are needed. An open mind and soul is all you need.
What is a sample agenda for a workshop?
All Expressive Art workshops explore a minimum of two Expressive Arts (art, movement, writing, rhythm). Within the workshop, participants will experience a welcome opening circle, short discussion of the expressive art events happening in that workshop and a group closing circle.
Do I need to bring any supplies to the workshop? Is there a particular dress code?
No supplies are needed. Dress casual and comfortable for movement.
Are workshops for women only and how many participants are in a workshop?
Yes, women only and there are a maximum15 participants per workshop.
Do you provide private group and individual workshops?
Yes, private individual and private groups are welcomed. And, private session can customize the Expressive Arts they prefer to explore.
Do you offer workshops that focus on just one Expressive Art (i.e. art, writing, rhythm or movement)?
Yes, private group and individual sessions can request the Expressive Art they prefer in their session.
Do you offer all day workshops, multiple day workshops, or Retreat Workshops?
Currently these type of workshops are offered by private customer request only.
How do I sign up for a workshop?
Book a Private Workshop here. Sign up for Upcoming Workshops here.
Do you offer VIP Coaching Sessions?
Yes! These are typically 6 hours and include lunch. Clients prefer VIP sessions when they have a specific goal or situation in mind and desire more 1:1 coaching time to create, and dive deep for transformative healing.
What’s a typical Creative Depth Coaching session like?
Each session is customized to the client, but typically there is time to discuss what is top of mind that feels most important to explore with creative tools. There is time to create and language what is being presented in images and words, and most importantly have an opportunity to share, and journal for the transformative insight. The creative tools I offer during a session will depend on the client and the journey that unfolds. It’s quite powerful to experience this active relational relationship.
How many sessions on average do clients book?
There is not an “average” number sessions, but I have found that three 2 hour sessions can be quite transformative for a new client.
What types of issues do clients seek your Coaching for?
Why is the hummingbird your logo?
The hummingbird reminds us to forever seek out the good in life and the beauty of each day. They also remind us to expand our own energy. And according to Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love", the hummingbird represents a specific type of creative passion seeker. Watch her entertaining You Tube video to learn more about two different type of creative passion seekers. Which one are you?
What supplies do I need to gather for Coaching & Workshops?
Do you Facilitate Labyrinth Walks?
Yes! You can learn more about Labyrinth Walks HERE.
Decrease Stress (Cortisol Levels)
When our life spins out of control, we turn on genes that cause chronic inflammation (stress), the root cause of the largest global health epidemics of our time: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety and other lifestyle-related chronic disease. Research has found that cortisol levels are lowered by just engaging in 45 minutes of an expressive art practice.
Navigate Life and Career Transitions
By gathering with others in a supportive, validating environment, we are reminded that we are not alone, and that everyone goes through periods of their life when they feel lost, uncertain and are having trouble finding their way back home. This realization can make all the difference in how you experience the journey.
Gain a Shift in Perspective
This intentional time can provide an individual with a different perspective, and reminds us that, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” Wayne Dyer.
Navigating our 24/7 modern lives and living in a culture that rarely “unplugs”, means we need to find ways to recalibrate our bodies, minds and spirits and return to our natural rhythms. Workshops offer the chance to experience a digital detox and deep “to-the-bones” replenishment, rest and renewal. This is key to sustainable living.
Hear What You Most Need to Hear
Gain clarity/focus around how and where to direct your energy, time and talent in the coming months or year. I believe we all inherently know what is best for ourselves. We rarely slow down or get quiet enough to hear this inner wisdom. Often this comes right to the surface when we’re on retreat or attending healing workshops.
Being in a Supportive Group
This provides the opportunity for members to share experiences, provide supportive connections, and allows each group to experience and create a unique dynamic energy while providing an intentional setting for reflection and meaningful dialogue.
Learn to Ask For and Receive Support
This gives you permission to drop your persona, to come as you are, and to receive help from like-minded people who see the highest and best in you. It is freeing, exhilarating and it reminds us of who we really are. We’re all one another’s teachers; often the biggest “pearls” from a workshop experience come from other workshop participants who are sitting just a few feet away.