The new year brought so many positive changes, both personally and professionally! I have been excited to share for quite some time now, but getting settled into a new space takes time. In fact, the same could be said for my journey becoming a therapist, finding my niche, and settling into my ideal practice. Finding my passion and purpose has been a creative process of trying different pieces until it felt just right. Like any work of art it’s never completely finished…. For now, I am moving joyfully among the rocks and plants in the mountains of Dreamy Draw, located just a hop, skip and leap away from my new space.
It brings me great joy to share my new setting as it embodies how I work best with clients. Combining art and nature with the therapeutic process allows clients to get outside, connect with the environment, and follow the wisdom of nature. I like to think of nature as my cotherapist to help me support other therapists and helping professionals prevent burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.
“I’m the EcoArt Therapist for Therapists and Other Health Professionals.”
My practice is designed to move clients out of chronic stress, overwhelm, and defensive reactivity into a sense of calm and inner peace; beyond the use of coping techniques. Ultimately, my clients shed unnecessary protective layers in order to become who they truly are. Together, we decide on what changes are needed and collaborate on the best path to reach the final destination, using EcoArt Therapy as the vehicle.
What is EcoArt Therapy?
Just as it sounds, it is the combination of Environmental/EcoTherapy with Art Therapy to go beyond a purely rational discussion of limiting core issues. Using the natural traditions of the earth with creative self-expression, my clients experience the healing power of the natural world by meeting their own beauty, balance, and wonder mirrored through the elements. Our inner nature can be seen in the outer world when we slow down and observe the earth’s innate intelligence. Staying in touch with the rhythm of nature and connecting with our own sensory capacities through the sound of the wind, touch of water, smell of dirt, etc. allows us to merge with and hear the voice of nature.
So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and my practice just a little bit better. Stay tuned for more to come this year, including upcoming workshops and retreats.