Spotify Listen HERE Jenny admits she has not always followed the rules. She dropped out of college the first time around but went back, fixated on achieving success. The journey to success continues on a long and sobering road for this graphic designer and marketing business owner. Trusting that she had taken the proper steps … Continue reading Episode 20: The Journey To Success From A Problem Child
Creative Wellness Haven’s ‘Express Yourself’ mini activities give you space to share and explore yourself creatively and encourage self-reflection and group sharing. Today’s session is facilitated by Artist Adele Campbell (https://www.hadelecampbell.com) and Rhiannon (https://www.bewhimsiartloft.ca) with Special Guest Artist Heather Fraser. Heather’s been doing this intuitive art form for years without knowing their a scientific term … Continue reading Intuitive Art-Neurographic Art Making
Our guest Heather has always dipped into creative outlets like writing, drawing, and performing and says these activities increase her contentment and ability to cope day-to-day. As an Emerging Artist, she hosts her first solo exhibit in May 2022. Her show is titled SUSPENDED LOGIC. She is coordinating an event for her presentation that is … Continue reading I’m Still Here
Wait, let me get this straight…Serendipitously noticing a quote tattooed on the arm of our podcast cohost, Carly, who, like Sam, participates in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Sam was excited to share her love for the quote. ‘No Day But Today’ resonates. It’s from the theatrical play, RENT, and … Continue reading Wait, Let Me Get This Straight
While showcasing the benefits of exploring, healing, and calming your mind with Bilateral Art-Making, we painted, drew and smudged away our anxieties and pent-up energies during a Free Live Session. This creative wellness session was all about utilizing music to create positive art through Bilateral Drawing. Although it may appear as if we are scribbling … Continue reading Bilateral Art Making- Creative Conversations Live Sessions
When an individual reaches out to me to find more info about what to do, I tell them that I develop and facilitate rec-based therapeutic art programming for groups and have one-to-one sessions. They most often ask if I’m an art therapist, and I say no, but I’m working towards becoming one someday. For now, … Continue reading So Can You Help Me Heal With Art?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/4pHhb3IR5asubXZCUnaNzL?si=lvrw0gniSI6GWDvfCwZkVw Summary Welcome to the podcast A Living Library, where we have creative conversations. It’s a journey involving discussions to process resiliency, an exchange of discovery and healing, and talks among friends to open ears and eyes. I am your Host Rhiannon Barry, a visual artist, social worker, community-minded wellness program developer, and wellness retreat … Continue reading EP.13 Artist Path Finder Series: The Journey of Life Holds Many Surprises
After almost ten years of evolving as a community therapeutic rec-based program developer, many positive experiences as a visual artist & crafter, and several years of studying social work and psychology, I am excited to be facilitating a variety of Creative Wellness events at some great venues and with some exciting facilitators. One venue partner … Continue reading Art & Nature~Retreat & Reset
When Michelle was a young art student taking architecture as an undergrad, it was experiencing the beautifully animated ballroom sequence in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that acted as a guide into her long-time career of animating movies. Fantastic timing and dedication to a goal helped her land her dream job working as a character … Continue reading You Art Not Here
One of the biggest lessons I failed to learn and needed to experience over and over and over again until it stuck was – sign a volunteer agreement or contract! Don’t assume the other parties recognize your expectations and needs even if they are the most altruistic individual or company. This is based on several … Continue reading The Problem with Assuming it’s a Fair Deal
Just when you thoughtKristine Schomaker, Artist does it all, she’s found another project to curate that will blow your socks off! Kristine is a plus-size career #Artist with her own coaching business. She supports artists with their business planning, PR, social media and more. Her team has also developed a free #peermentorshipprogram and workshops that … Continue reading Plus
Kimberley is an influential feminine force. She supports women from all over the world with her writing and wellness business called Retroscripts. https://m.facebook.com/retroscripts/ As a young black girl, Kimberley was the target of a racist school bully who inflicted demeaning verbal and demoralizing physical abuse. Home wasn’t precisely a war-free zone either. With a bully … Continue reading Walking Without Shape-The Inner Mist of My Mind
Creative Art-Based Therapeutic interventions (CATs) as well as exposure to and participating in creative arts activities can be a predictor of wellbeing. However there are some pretty clear differences: Traditional Creative Arts Therapies First, Art therapy can offer an alternative approach to communicating with therapists or clients when words are not enough. It enables clients … Continue reading Art Therapy Vs Creative Wellness Activities what’s the big difference?
Showcasing the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #6 ~ From June. 13th to June. 26th 2021. With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal for each piece, Creatives challenged themselves to create in a quick timeframe using their Match’s piece for inspiration. Creatives participants were matched in a back-and–forth creative … Continue reading Creative Conversations Pen Pals Project #6