"When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."
Welcome to Art Heals the Soul, a site dedicated to the creative care of the soul through art, music and meditation. I offer experiential workshops in Spirituality and the Arts to individuals, families, churches and organizations in New Hampshire.
Everyone is an Artist!
I believe that art heals the dis-ease of the modern soul, and in doing so helps us heal our bodies and our communities. Creating art and/or music takes us into an inner world of imagery and emotion far deeper than words can express. This allows us to experience and integrate parts of ourselves fragmented by our
Art and music are known to alter brain waves and physiological responses, activating our bodies' own healing resources. Art and music create a sense of calm and well-being, and a greater connection to ourselves and others, and to the Divine.
Expressive art therapy is a powerful adjunct to traditional psychotherapy, expecially when coping with grief and loss, life transitions, and recovery from substance abuse and eating disorders. Although not a certified art therapist, I use expressive art activities in my private practice as a psychologist.
I also believe in mindful creativity as a valuable spiritual practice. To be creative is to see the world fresh, with "beginner's mind", removing the separation of sacred and mundane, subject and object, self and other.