In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

IT TAKES COURAGE TO BE AN ARTIST

Being an artist requires bravery.  Though art making is a basic human form of self expression that is accessible to all of us, it takes boldness to decide to utilize art making as an extension of the way in which we see the world.  

Maybe you have always had an interest in art and would like to pursue it further.  Maybe you previously considered yourself as an artist, but have had to put that role to the side for a while.  Perhaps you are an expert in your artistic field.  Wherever you are in your artistic journey, Creative Arts Therapy can serve as a powerful key in unlocking a fuller, more spontaneous well of creativity within you.  Let's face it.  As artists, many of us have been wounded.  There is a myriad of reasons why it is challenging to be an artist.  The very thing that allows us to be attuned and permeable by the beauty of the world can also leave us exposed to painful criticism, judgment and disapproval---both from within and outside of ourselves.

Individual sessions can be an ideal way to connect with the Artist role in a new light. 

Benefits for the Artist:

  • Identifying fears and patterns that block creative freedom

  • Spontaneously exploring new roles that can nurture the art making process

  • Exploring and rejuvenating the wounded parts of the Artist role

  • Defining an artistic mission

  • Clarifying personal creative integrity

  • Emboldening the Artist role to try new paths

  • Exploring new ideas and creative concepts

  • Practicing and rehearsing new behaviors that encourage the expansion of the Artist role

  • Discovering ways in which the Artist role can inform others parts of one's life