Expressive Arts Coaching
Life coaching helps clients solve problems and move forward. Life coaching tools include self-assessments, positive psychology, active listening and questioning. My expressive arts coaching program uses those tools and more. I add art, writing and music to help you create a journal of emotional maps and anchors. I call this journaling practice, Kaleido Journaling. You will create a tangible item that can be used as a reference point for progress and self-coaching.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate in expressive arts. You just have to be open to the process. If you can draw a line, circle, square and squiggly line you have all the drawing skills you need. If you can write you have all the writing skills you need. As your coach, I guide you through the process. If you have never done anything like this, it can be scary, but my clients will tell you they have fun while working on their action plans and goals.
Expressive Arts Coaching Issues
Clients work with me around a lot of different issues. Coaching areas that I have used expressive arts include:
- Finding meaning and life purpose
- Planning a purposeful retirement
- Stress Reduction
- Social Soft Skills for people with social anxiety
- Building Self-Esteem and Confidence (especially for young women, women over 50 and the LGBTQ community)
- Creating wellness action plans (healthy eating and fun movement)
- Navigating chronic health issues like heart disease and cancer
- Creative aging and acceptance
Do any of these resonate with you? Maybe you have a different issue you would like to work on? Expressive arts work well for change and developing a goal-oriented action plan.
How it Works
The first step is to contact me by e-mail. Please share with me why you want expressive arts coaching and what you hope to gain from the experience. If I believe I can help you, I will set up a coaching call. This call will last about twenty minutes and give us both the opportunity to see if we can work together. If we agree to work together I will e-mail you a coaching agreement that will include information on session time, payment and coaching guidelines. I do not work with contacts and you can cancel coaching at any time.
Expressive Arts Gallery
There are three art exercises I really like to use: self-portraits, gratitude and the body compass. You can view examples in the Expressive Arts Gallery. Do me a favor though before you visit. Don’t judge the work of others or compare your possible work with theirs. Remember, it’s all about the process. Visit the Gallery.