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Workshops, courses and coaching in trauma informed mindfulness practices, expressive and therapeutic arts and meditative arts.

 

 We offer individualized and group mindfulness based, trauma informed  arts based wellness programs for people in any stage of life or recovery.

 

 

 No art experience required!

 

ABOUT  OUR CLASSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

The arts respect and worship life and story. 

Every creation is a sacred ceremony.

-Jessica Waters

 

Expressive Arts Workshops

If you are looking for a different experience in creating art where no art experience is required, that incorporates different modes of expression from visual art to poetry, then try one of our workshops that will encourage you to connect with your heart, mind and soul through mindfulness, contemplative prayer and meditation. As a participant you'll explore and play with different media, connecting to the power of expression in the personal growth, spiritual development and healing process.  

Our facilitator is a licensed and certified art educator and mental health practitioner with specialized training in trauma, mindfulness, expressive and therapeutic art and addictions, who has decades of experience in teaching expressive arts groups and facilitating trauma sensitive mindfulness practices for all ages.  For more information about Jessica, please visit the about page.


New groups are always forming for live workshops in the Kansas City Metro Area.  We have provided expressive arts groups to nonprofits, churches, camps, schools and individuals.  Online workshops are currently in development and will start in 2020.

 

Classroom and Teacher Training

Our owner/facilitator/coach, Jessica Waters has 25 years of experience working in the public and private school system at the elementary level.  She has trained school district and site personnel in Trauma Basics, Trauma Informed Classroom Development, Social Emotional Learning, Self Care Practices, Classroom Management, Mindful Schools, Resilience and Expressive Art for Stress Relief, as well as given workshops for state teacher and art education associations and facilitates mentoring in developing Mindfulness Based Trauma Informed Classrooms and SEL Integrated Visual Art Rooms.  She is currently a trainer and practicing expressive arts facilitator with a school district outside Kansas City and a member of the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness's Think Thank-Education Division.

Online courses will be available in 2020.  Sign up to be the first to know when on our email list.  Therapeutic Art Practitioner, Mindfulness and Trauma Basics courses will be available online too.

For more information on workshops, classes, personalized coaching or support group facilitation contact us.
 

 

MBTI Expressive Arts Recovery Coaching

We offer Mindfulness Based Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Recovery Coaching using a holistic, strengths based, expressive arts modality.  We specialize in Grief Counseling/Coaching and Healing with Art Palliative-End of Life Facilitation  as well as holistic trauma and addiction recovery coaching that includes expressive arts, nutrition, spirituality and mindfulness practices.

  • MBTI Teacher and Classroom Mentoring/Coaching with SEL Integrated Classrooms

 

  • MBTI Grief, Caregiver and Family Loss Coaching

  • End of Life Coaching with Healing with Art in Palliative Care®

  • MB Trauma Recovery Coaching®

  • MBTI Addiction Recovery Coaching®

  • MBTI Expressive Art Coaching

Coaching is not therapy.  It can be used singly or in addition to therapy.

Certified MBTI Therapeutic Art Practitioner and Facilitator

Certificate in MBTI Expressive Arts and MBTI Expressive Arts Coaching

 

Mindfulness Based Trauma Informed Educator Certification®

MBTI Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Based Educator Certification®

Certificate in Sacred and Spiritual Arts

Dear Child of God, you are loved with a love that nothing can shake, a love that loved you long before you were created, a love that will be there long after everything has disappeared. You are precious, with a preciousness that is totally quite immeasurable. And God wants you to be like God. Filled with life and goodness and laughter—and joy." -Desmond Tutu

These are foundational requirements to the Therapeutic Art Certification.

 

  • Expressive Arts Workshops

  • SoundScape Therapy® and Sound Therapy

  • NeuroArt Therapy

  • Mindful Mandalas and Mandala Therapy

  • Mindful Doodling

  • Lectio Divina Therapy®

  • Visio Divina Therapy®

  • Bible and Sacred Text Journaling®

  • Archetypes and JourneyCards

  • Art for Stress Relief

  • Integrating Mindfulness into the Classroom

  • Integrating Mindfulness Based, Trauma Informed, Social Emotional Learning into Children's Expressive Arts Groups

  • Trauma Informed Classroom and more!

 

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