Meaningful Making is a creative e-course for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. For our time together, we will be exploring ways to tap into our creativity and transform our grief into something that holds deep meaning for us. In this sacred space, I will guide you through writing, photographing, and painting some of your most vulnerable stories... allowing for raw expression, gentle acknowledgement, and reenergizing to occur.

The more we tell our stories, the more we heal ourselves and give others a chance to as well. By giving you tools to explore your emotions more tangibly, my goal is for you to leave this course with a greater understanding of the meaning and wisdom our grief holds, and ultimately, how much our loved ones still have to teach us about life, death and love. I hope you'll join us!


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Our next session begins on Monday, June 12th! 
If you attended the Restoring A Mother's Heart Retreat and received my coupon, the link below will take you to register for the discounted price of $50.00! 


– THIS COURSE INCLUDES –

  • In-depth lessons on using creativity to make meaning from adversity.
  • An abundance of creative prompts in writing, painting, and photography to guide you.
  • Exclusive samples of my own creative healing processes.
  • Interviews and additional creative ideas from inspiring guest artists and art therapists.
  • A safe and inspiring community space to share in, via our private Facebook group.
  • An ebook of the entire course for you to download and return to anytime you need it. 
  • Access to some awesome exclusive goodies for continuing your creative journey.
     

– WEEKLY BREAKDOWN –

PREP WEEK – GATHERING & PREPARING
A week before class starts, I will send out a note to help you get prepped! You'll be gathering materials, choosing journals, and carving our a space within our homes to be our creative sanctuary. 

WEEK 1  WEAVING WORDS WITH MEANING
During this week, you’ll explore various ways of telling your story in writing, including poetry, letter writing, personification and free form journaling. This week will also get you prepped to do some continued journaling throughout the rest of the course, so you can practice layering techniques!

WEEK 2 – TELLING OUR STORIES IN PICTURES
We’re getting visual this week! You’ll be trying out various ways to tell your personal stories with the camera. Through self portraits, photo meditations, and use of props and symbols, you’ll find ways to use the camera to express your inner world and also to find your calm within the storm. 

WEEK 3 – CONNECTING WITH PAINT & ADDING LAYERS OF MEANING
Continuing with visual work, we’ll be getting good and messy in week three! Using simple, non-intimidating methods, you’ll get in touch with painting as a healing tool. We'll also do a few final exercises that show you how to layer words, images, and painting together... revealing new perspectives and tools to see your creations and your life in new ways.

– WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? –

This course is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, whether your loss was a month ago or twenty years ago. You don't need any experience in art or creating... Absolute beginners, seasoned creators, and everything in between are welcome! If you find the idea of creating things intimidating, and/or have no idea where to start, you will find solace in the simple creative prompts and basic materials we will be using here! If you’re more experienced with creating, I assure you the emotional aspects of the prompts will keep you challenged, as well as some of the “extra credit” prompts for the more ambitious. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me and ask!  

– ABOUT ME –

This e-coursewas years in the making. I have known grief on an intimate level nearly all my life… having lost my mother at age 9, my father at 26, and most recently, my fiancé in 2012 in a sudden work accident. In those times when the pain of loss stripped me down to my bones, creativity built me back up. From countless journals, drawings and paintings, to a year-long self-portrait series exploring the pain, I have discovered that grief can be a powerful tool for growth and self-exploration. I am passionate about helping others discover these same abilities within themselves, because I believe we all hold power to create meaning from the adversities we face in life.  


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Our next session begins on Monday, June 12th! 
If you attended the Restoring A Mother's Heart Retreat and received my coupon, the link below will take you to register for the discounted price of $50.00!