Art Coaching means using creative expression as a tool to navigate life's challenges.
Do you want to implement change in your life? Are you done feeling stuck? Are you ready to grow?
Instead of simply talking about your issues, Art Coaching gives you a chance to work through your problems right away. It is an active approach to your challenges, shifting you from the passive role of the victim to the active role of the producer.
You don't have to be an artist to benefit from Art Coaching, neither does it require any skills. This approach is a lot more about the intuitive process of art making, than mastering a certain skill.
Unlocking the unconsciousness in order to deepen your relationship with your Self.
Artistic creation can unlock unconscious material and has the potential to help you let go of behaviors that are no longer useful to you. Your experiences during your creative process reflects on the experiences you make in your life. Pay attention to upcoming emotions and find their root cause within your art work. Understand the symbols of your art work and gain better understanding of why you are the person you are today.
Experience self-empowerment and agency due to the creative process.
Imagine your future as a white canvas with infinite possibilities. It is on you to write your story. But you don't have to do it alone. As a health-care professional and artist I can assist you with your creative process and help you make sense of your emotional state. Together we can take on the course to a more creative and healthier life.
Address the interconnectedness of body, mind and spirit.
Creative acts can calm your nervous system, giving you a chance to look at the obstacles of your life with a clearer mind and healthy focus. While reducing stress-hormones, blood-pressure and heart-rate, art-making even has the ability to reduce your experience of pain and overcome traumatic experiences. Enter the meditative state and introduce mindfulness and awareness into your life. Art's transformational power lies in its ability to point out beauty even in darker times.
Overall, art therapy offers a holistic approach to wellness, addressing the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical aspects of your well-being. It can be particularly beneficial for you if you are experiencing mental health challenges, trauma, grief, or life transitions, as well as if you are seeking personal growth and self-discovery.
The Principals of my Work are...
Knowing what it takes to exhibit my own artistic work, I approach your art in a mindful manner being empathetic about your vulnerability.
I trust that you know what's best for you and won't force ideas or actions on you but rather lead you with inspiration and guidance on your individual creative journey.
This is not an art class. Every form of creative expression is appreciated and won't be judged by me. I rather share thoughts ideas or mirror emotions I witness in your work.
I wish to create a safe space where you can create freely and honestly allowing you to express yourself, explore your inner world and reaching transformation.
Frequently asked Questions:
Do I have to be an artist to benefit from Art Coaching?
This is a clear no. The goal of Art Coaching is not to produce great Art, but rather to use art for self-expression and stress-relief. Although you might learn and experiment with new techniques along the way, the focus lies mainly on your experience during the process and your relationship to your art work. This is a judgment free space and every form of artistic expression is highly appreciated.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself and an open mind. All materials are provided by me and included in the price. If you however have a medium you really want to try out you can obviously bring it.It is also helpful to wear some clothes that can take a stain or two.
Is this covered by public health insurance?
Unfortunately public health insurance doesn't cover any form of coaching or out-patient art therapy. Contact me and we can discuss payment plans that suit your needs and abilities. However you can use the invoice for your taxes and get a tax reduction afterwards.
Do you also offer Art Coaching online?
Yes I do. In this case I will provide a list for you with materials and mediums as a form of recommendation. It is however on you to decide, what your preferred medium during the coaching is.