What are the expressive arts?

What are the expressive arts?
Mandala created by a student in Amy's
Expressive Art & Writing Workshop
A holistic therapeutic process in which creative exercises are used to express emotions and feelings through an inner dialogue of the heart (right side of brain) and mind (left side of brain). The process uses imagery, sound, movement, and writing to access and release emotions while guiding you toward a calmer, more peaceful and productive perspective. The expressive arts can help you find answers to personal questions, conflicts, and uncertainties by bypassing the cognitive mind’s critical judgment and focusing on what your inner essence is telling you. Expressing feelings and emotions through creative arts has been proven to boost the immune system by releasing blocked energy, and thus facilitate healing.

This gentle process can also unlock writer's and artist's block and boost your confidence in expressing yourself verbally and/or visually.

Amy offers ongoing expressive art and writing workshops. Please fill out contact info with questions, preferences for session dates and times, and if you'd like to be notified about new workshops.

"As a lifelong writer, I’ve always valued honest feedback. In Amy’s writing groups, I benefit from her highly attuned listening skills. She asks great questions and clarifies, always with a focus on the text. The in-class writing exercises, using prompts, are great for overcoming blank page syndrome. Adrenaline over procrastination! Over several classes, I’ve benefited by exercising my writing ‘muscles’ with Amy’s trained ear and thoughtful and precise comments. Additionally, members of her workshops are also writers with various talented voices, and that has made it a comfortable and worthwhile learning experience for me each time I take this journey.

-- Joanna Baymiller