What are the expressive arts?

What are the expressive arts?
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.

"I enjoyed all the prompts, visuals, poems and direction you offered us…When I sat to journal this morning, I found myself, different! I began to look over the poem I wrote (in response to the “Forest Bathing” prompt). It was a joyful childhood memory. This brought me joy because it meant I had passed over a bump in my road because of your inspiring guidance. Thank YOU again for your willingness to help and encourage all of us who attended your workshop. "

-- Mary Russo (re: Poetry Workshop at Seastar Wellness Studio)