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Shelley Klammer
Intuitive Art Explorations
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It is is no secret that expressive collage is my favourite modality to practice and to teach. Spontaneous collage is so instantly revealing of our inner world. This video demo shows you how to create a collage as a form of emotional catharsis (release). I welcome you to watch this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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. 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 in Artworks Studio... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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“F.L.Y. First Love Yourself. Others will come next.” This past year I have been intensely creative for me! What a journey I have been on, bringing my less mature inner child and teen parts of myself into the full light of my mature awareness through intuitive collage. Moving into new... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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I am so excited to be a part of International Soul Art Day this year, hosted by beautiful visionary artist Laura Hollick. Soul Art Day is a unique online event gathers thousands of people from across the globe to create art together for the day. It is quite an extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke If you love creating mixed media art and care about the earth, this is the course bundle sale for you! Lovely Tarara Laporte from Willowing Arts has invited me to contribute... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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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 Expressive Art Inspirations
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I keep a "Focusing Journal" where I regularly listen to my body's wisdom. I feel that daily Focusing tunes me up as a therapist and grounds me into my body. It also helps me to be a more compassionate human being. I have been studying Inner Relationship Focusing for many... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough." ~ Brene Brown "How do I heal the "not good enough" wound? How do I love myself?" These questions come up so frequently in therapy sessions, I thought I would share a brief list of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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Softening to Emotional Pain “If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain—in time you will move through your pain.” ~ Bryant McGill It is so challenging to "sit with" emotional pain until it reveals its story. Yet, to feel peace within, we must... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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The Mind Does Not Know How to Heal In our ordinary mind, we do not always know what is best for our growth. Because our ego is split into parts, with various factions competing to get differing needs met, we cannot always perceive how to heal. When we follow our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Expressive Art Inspirations
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace." "Without support we will fail" said Lao Tzu. Take comfort, that every step that you take toward emotional healing is celebrated in the spiritual world. Read... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles
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"This holy instant would I give to You. You be in charge. For I will follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace. In our humanness, we can get lost in dysfunction for periods of time, but we are never without spiritual support and comfort. Whenever we ask for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at A Course in Creating Miracles