heART Journaling offers a nurturing, supportive and collective art journaling experience. Do you long to slow down, reflect and listen deeply to your own needs? Have you tried to do this on your own but wind up prioritizing other life demands? Do you feel alone in your life struggles and long for a space to show up just as you are? Join this nurturing and supportive session to explore the wisdom of your own inner landscape and the power of art journaling to help you process life.
Created and facilitated by LJ Boswell, this unique group process invites you to feel refreshed, lighter and less alone. The session begins with a simple art warm-up that provides creative inspiration, especially for those who are not particularly artistic. Then relax into a guided meditation and the flow of creation with an emphasis on processing recent life events rather than on producing a piece of art. No matter your level of artistic skill, you may be surprised at what emerges when you allow yourself to relax into creative flow.
After the first round of journaling, participants who'd like to share are invited to be silently and lovingly witnessed. Collectively and individually we gain insights and shifts of perspectives. After a second round of art journaling in which everyone is invited to set intentions, each person is sent off with the collective power of the words “May it be so.”
What participants have to say about heART Journaling:
“I experienced permission, freedom and gentle encouragement to go further in exploring and sharing.”
"The sheer beauty of seeing how someone creates and describes their experience in such a non-judgmental and vulnerable state creates compassion in me. Then I can feel some of that towards myself.”
“I really appreciate hearing others say my truth in words I can’t quite articulate. It’s the Zeitgeist we are all experiencing in similar ways.”
What to Bring: Please bring a journal (or paper) and any art materials that you’d like to work with (this can simply be a pen or pencil).