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Shelley Klammer
Intuitive Art Explorations
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Week 3 Healing Collage - Tender Quote: "The emotional wisdom of the heart is simple. When we accept our human feelings, a remarkable transformation occurs. Tenderness and wisdom arise naturally and spontaneously." ~ Jack Kornfield Poem: Simple. The spontaneous tenderness of my heart. Brings such emotional wisdom. A Year of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Shelley Klammer
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If you regularly create expressive art to further your creative freedom and emotional wellness, you might be considering facilitating the expressive arts for other people at some point in your journey. I am a REACE (Registered Expressive Art Consultant and Educator) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Shelley Klammer
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Week 2 Healing Collage - Friendly Quote: Friendly “Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy?" ....Become friendly toward it, welcome it no matter in what disguise it comes, and soon you will see the results. Life becomes friendly toward you; people become helpful, circumstances... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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A Year of Healing Collage I invite you to join me for a year of Healing Collage! This free challenge begins in January 2020 but you can join anytime HERE. For this challenge, I invite you to do this companion expressive arts exercise to deepen and anchor the healing power... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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I invite you to join me for a year of Healing Collage for 2020! This free challenge begins in January 2020 but you can join anytime! Method: 1. Consider the healing word for the week and see where it lands in your body. 2. Once you have anchored the good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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"The more specific we are, the more universal something can become. Life is in the details. If you generalize, it doesn't resonate. The specificity of it is what resonates." ~ Jacqueline Woodson As a creative person, it is so easy to get distracted, and lost in many things. Yet, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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Self-Reflection on the Go I created this ten-minute collage practice when I was working full-time as an art facilitator in healthcare. Feeling emotionally overwhelmed. I did not have much time to tend to my inner life. And I know, after years of teaching this course that artists and non-artists alike... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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"Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." - Pema Chodron For three years I created intuitive mandalas as my morning meditation practice. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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My Course Platform Recommendation I truly love CourseCraft for my expressive arts class learning platform! When Ryan and Sara at CourseCraft opened up their affiliate program, I joined right away because I felt so steadily supported by them as I transferred over hundreds and hundreds of lessons from my old... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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It is no secret that expressive collage is my favourite modality to practice and to teach. Spontaneous collage can be so revealing of what is going on within our inner world. This video demo shows you how to create a collage as a form of emotional catharsis (release). I welcome... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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“We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.” ~ Serina Hartwell I loved creating my Inner Child Therapy Worksheets and the 2019 updates are now available for purchase. In celebration, I warmly invite you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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For ten years, I was privileged to facilitate art for older adults in a well-funded government art program for Canadian veterans called Artworks Studio. Encouraged by my mentor Dr Dalia Gottlieb Tanaka, founder of The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, I wrote an e-guide about my experiences working... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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I love to clarify the process of emotional healing and make it as understandable as possible without sacrificing depth. For this reason, every few years, I read through my courses to make sure they reflect my current knowledge and insights. If you have not yet purchased 100 Days of Art... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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A Conversation About Creative Abundance "The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts." ~ Marianne Williamson It can take a long time to live into a higher creative vision and it is easy to get discouraged. I loved conversing with Sarah Marie Thompson about how it is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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The Spiritual Law of Growth The spiritual Law of Growth states that every form of life attracts to itself the necessary material for its growth. In this way, you can feel assured that wherever you are in your life, your character is being refined, and you are being supported to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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"Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That's why we feel so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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What a beautiful conversation we had during Soul Art Day 2019 with Laura Hollick! I really enjoyed the breadth and depth of what we discussed. The topic was "Art as Medicine" and we discussed the healing range of intuitive art from trauma integration to the highest octaves of joy. If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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Twenty years ago, I worked as a junior art curator in a "bricks and mortar" art gallery. In 2011, I started curating expressive art on my virtual Facebook Gallery Expressive Art Inspirations. In support of the emotional healing process, I fell in love with the pairing of expressive art with... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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If you are an empathic, intuitive, creative, emotionally sensitive person, one of your greatest challenges will likely be to learn how to process the uncomfortable and disturbing emotional energies around you, and within you. Besides processing your own quota of personal pain, you might consider that emotional healing is also... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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Over the past 20 years, Paolo Knill, Shaun McNiff, Natalie Rogers and Steve and Ellen Levine have pioneered the evolving theory of intermodal/multimodal expressive arts practices as a way to "increase the range of play" in therapy. As a way to care for yourself, you can regularly take breaks from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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A Wonderful Way to Give and Take Art Courses Too! I contributed my Intuitive Mandala Meditation Video Course to the bundle in 2019. Stay tuned for 2020! xo Shelley View all the Art Bundle Contributors HERE Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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My Introverted Approach to E-Course Creation and Marketing I often get asked to teach how to create online programs. However, according to popular marketing principles, my approach to course creation and marketing is considered completely backwards! My slow-building, intuitive method of course creation and marketing have never been met with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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When I created my educational website Expressive Art Workshops over ten years ago, I had no idea what a large portal it would become for people interested in the expressive arts. Over the years, I have initiated three sharing portals that you are welcome to participate in: Creative Healing Stories:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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Anticipatory Fear "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Fear is defined in the dictionary as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something dangerous is likely to cause pain or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Shelley Klammer
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"The negativity bias is the notion that even when of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature (e.g. unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or social interactions; harmful/traumatic events) have a greater effect on one's psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. In other words, something very positive will generally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Shelley Klammer