Expressive Arts.

 ~What is Expressive Arts Coaching?~

 Expressive Arts is for everyone. It is focused on the process of creating and not technique. Expressive Arts Coaching  uses the power of creative expression  to explore, inform and motivate you the client. When we create we are expanding our mind and going beyond the boundaries of old patterns of acting and thinking. If we approach our life situations using art that stimulates our curiosity rather than our fears we open up to  a deeper space within us where we find the answers to who we are and what our purpose is. And we enjoy ourselves while finding those answers.

As the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung said:

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble…. They can never be solved, but only outgrown…. This ‘outgrowing’, as I formerly called it, on further experience was seen to consist in a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest arose on the person’s horizon, and through this widening of view, the insoluble problem lost its urgency. It was not solved logically in its own terms, but faded out when confronted with a new and stronger life-tendency.”― C.G. Jung

Almost everyone benefits from this kind of coaching. If you want to:

  • achieve a goal,

  • discover your purpose,

  • improve a relationship,

  • navigate a transition,

  • get along with co-workers, 

  • improve your creativity and innovative skills, 

There is usually something that is holding you back from achieving what you want. Sometimes that something is out of your awareness. The answers are usually found after your conscious mind loosens up and allows more information to flow. Becoming creative gives you an opportunity to listen to your intuitive self. You will be better equipped to look at your goal and realize what it is that will motivate you to persevere and achieve  it.  Creativity Exploration and self-discovery are the first steps toward change.

 

 Coaching Opportunities

I offer Individual one on one coaching using expressive arts along with effective coaching techniques for self-discovery, clarity, motivation, goal setting and accountability. We can work in person or on Skype.

Please go to the Events Page on this website to find  what classes, workshops, and groups are being offered over the next couple of months.

You can go to the Services Page to find coaching prices and packages. I offer a free 30 minute session  by phone using Expressive Arts and coaching together.  Call me at 541-390-3174 or email at coachvickijohnson@gmail.com

 


The Joy of Creating!

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                        An Intuitive Painting Class Participant

Intuitive painting is painting freely with out a product in mind. It allows you to experience the joy of painting like a child without judgments or expectations. You also experience the process of creating and learn to move through your blocks.

Allowing Your Intuition to Flow

When acting intuitively your energy flows freely throughout your body giving you the energy and strength to act from your creative source.

Intuition is a deep knowing and a feeling of flow. It is knowing what to do without thinking about it. It creates a connection with something deeper and beyond thought and it often overrides your fears. When you are acting from intuition you feel inspired, you know it is right. You are in the flow and you feel fulfilled.

Intuition only tells us what to do now in the present. If we do not use our thoughts we do not bring in the past or future but stay present in the moment. This brings freedom and the ability to be innovative and to act outside any box we may have constructed in reaction to our perceptions of our past or future

 Intuitive Painting is process painting rather than painting with a finished product in mind. In  process painting our mind takes a back seat to our heart (feelings) and our gut (intuition).  This frees us up to paint what we sense or feel like painting. We approach a blank canvas with no preconceived ideas. Guided by our intuition we paint from our own innate creative source. This is where innovation and inspiration come from.

 Because this process is not goal oriented we can more easily let go of the critical part of ourselves. We keep painting intuitively, move through the blocks, and experience creating from our own innate creative source. You walk away with a better sense of your intuition and your own unique creative style. You feel empowered and more confident.

What Intuitive Painting Attendees Say:

Vicki that was  an amazing class!  You made painting easy and fun, and got me out of my head. Thank you for re-awakening that intuitive artist within me!” ~ Kris Prochaska

“It feels so good to be able to do whatever your heart tells you. “No judgment” practice is something that we can carry to our everyday lives. Thank you for putting this together. My creative muscles really appreciate it.”

“My mind went blank and time flowed. Kind of like mediation but with a lot of joy with the beautiful colors and music from the rhythm of the forms.”~S.

“Today I learned that I want to silence my inner critic and let the brushstrokes flow like the river. I want to do more intuitive painting and do life more intuitively.” ~L.

 

What Artists Have to Say about Intuition:

Marc Chagall (Artist) “If I create from the Heart nearly everything works- If I create from the Head almost nothing.”

Eric M. Davis (Painter) “Relying on my intuitive sense gives my work its natural and unique qualities, revealing the soul of my work. Through my choices others can see through their eyes what I have seen through my eyes.”

Steve Macks Dilley (Ceramicist)I start with an idea (sometimes not) but it is the intuition that leads me. I know it is right and true when I can feel it in my gut.”

 


What is an Intuitive Collage Workshop?

4-15 workshop

In the Intuitive Mixed Media Collage Class you will:

  • Use art to access your intuition

  • Enjoy the freedom of painting  intuitively and playing with collage

  • Connect with like minded creative people

  • Express yourself through art

In the Intuitive Mixed Media Collage Class we  use intuitive painting, and intuitive collage for personal clarity and direction. When we create intuitively we are allowing our intuition to speak to us in images, color and metaphors These messages come from a place deeper than our consciousness and they resonate with our soul.

 No Art Experience Necessary!

All materials are included in the price of the class.Acrylic  paints and brushes, heavy paper and boards to paint and collage on, glue and scissors, marking tools, oil pastels, stamping tools and mixed media of all kinds.

Participants may bring special papers, or other collage materials to use.

To register or for more information:

Contact Vicki Johnson at 541-390-3174 or email at coachvickijohnson@gmail.com