“I believe art has the ability to heal the wounds of the soul, whether we are aware of the scars or not and only through practicing art as a mirror can we begin to enter the body, focus the mind and open the heart to create the life we dream about”.  --Marianne Burger




August 17th and 18th

Experience the Process + Create Art + Practice Coaching

In this hands-on weekend, you'll not only create your own art pieces, but we will add other sensory experiences like creative visualization, mindfulness practice, and movement. You will have the opportunity to coach and be coached with your creations. No experience necessary! You'll learn techniques to make your own art journal right in the program.
August 17th and 18th

Merging Creative Expression with Coaching

HOW THIS BEGAN FOR ME

In 2015, I began a journey with art after not having touched art materials since elementary school.  I was beginning a new business (WomenConnected.net) and was searching for a way to tap into my creativity to imagine a new future and a new company.

My jumping off point was with a book by Jennifer Lee called "The Right Brain Business Plan".  This book so appealed to me as it went beyond a vision board and used art in lieu of some of the traditional business analysis tools with which I was familiar.

From here, the door swung wide open.  Using color and creative exercises informed the vision for the WomenConnected.net website and the new journals we were creating.

It wasn't long before I discovered the world of Art Journaling and new ways of working with myself and my clients unfolded.

THE LIMITATIONS OF WORDS

The coaching premise of "the answer is within" is often not accessible to the conscious mind.  And while we can have wonderful transformations with our clients using language, I became curious as to whether the sensory engagement of art could create the deeper openings for my clients that it was having in my own personal practice. 

Art, and more importantly the creative process of producing art, supports the creator to experience their inner world, builds self esteem, expands self-awareness, heals emotions, deepens consciousness, integrates new meanings and perspectives, and brings personal satisfaction.  

I'm finding this is true for all of us, regardless of our age as we are dealing with changes, transitions, stress, and health ups and downs in our lives.

ART + COACHING IS FOR EVERYONE

During the creative process, deep seated feelings, beliefs, and perspectives begin to emerge in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.  The client controls the process, the depth, and the mean-making all of which are fundamental to the coaching relationship.

Through art, clients are able to relax the chatter of the monkey mind, and communicate with their subconscious in its own language - that of symbols, color, and metaphor.  Timelessness is often described.

Here, we learn to express without the need for words. Spontaneity and exploration are encouraged. And meaning making is the final step in the work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn a context for art in coaching to expand your coaching practice

  • Learn the 7 Steps of the Inner Journey process that eases the client into art making and meaning making for coaching

  • Merge contemplative practices with your coaching to deepen client awareness of their wholeness

  • Create your own art journal and learn techniques to keep it going after the program

  • Have fun playing with art materials and experiencing your own Inner Journey

  • All materials will be provided plus you will have access to Terri's extensive library for browsing during studio time

  • No experience is necessary

Our Agenda Flow for the Weekend

Saturday - 9am - 6pm

Morning

  • Introductions
  • A context for Art in Coaching
  • Deep Listening in Art
  • Art Materials
  • Working Visually (exercise)
  • Color of Emotions (exercise)
  • Mark Making (exercise)
  • Your Personal Art Journal


Afternoon (lunch provided)

  • Studio time
  • Reading your spread
  • Coaching process with Art
  • Pairs practice


Sunday - 9am - 3pm

Morning

  • Studio time


Afternoon (lunch provided)

  • Reading your spread
  • Coaching process with Art
  • Pairs practice
  • Applying the work in your coaching practice


Location:  The program will be held at Altschul House in Delaware.  Here you'll have lots of space to spread out, reflect and meditate during studio time, including working outside, weather permitting.

Altschul House is one hour from the Philadelphia airport and with nearby hotels.  Specific details will be provided upon registration.

Art + Coaching

I hope you'll join us!

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