WISDOM CIRCLES METHODS & TOOLS
Our programs are rooted in a cultural and trauma-informed model, utilizing well researched methods for facilitating self-discovery, change and reparation.
Our creative tools provide expressive arts healing experiences like eco-art therapy & traditional observation practices to reconnect to our innate abilities to create natural working systems with respect to ʻāina and each other.
Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching supports people in working through creative blocks like procrastination, overwhelm, perfectionism, and self-sabotage. This coaching methodology is based on extensive research on the brain and creativity. It helps us learn techniques for building new muscle habits that feel good and help us to continue showing up for ourselves. Its about having fun, starting with whatʻs easy, and utilizing tools that help us allow creativity to flow. Through gently acknowledging patterns, habits, and fears we learn to know ourselves, and to treat ourselves, with our own innate wisdom.
Eco-Art Therapy blends traditional Art Therapy with the emerging science of Applied Ecopsychology - an experiential modality, which teaches us to think, feel and relate by observing and experiencing Natureʻs wisdom. This experiential art-meets-nature process helps us to identify and release underlying and conditioned beliefs more easily than conventional verbal counseling. We're able to witness natureʻs wisdom through a process of creation & art, observation, feeling, and journaling, giving us deep, powerful revelations and understanding of wholeness. Ecopsychology studies the affects of nature on our well being and itʻs natural ability to release and heal trauma. Through this process we're also remembering our connection back to our ancient wisdom.
Creative Expression through art, movement, poetry, and music creates
a positive brain-body connection to support us in feeling more joy &
creative flow and help us do the work of shifting old conditioned beliefs.
Trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapy integrates neurological research on how the brain processes trauma with the sensory process of art-making in supporting healing and recovery. This process provides participants in active opportunities to experience their capabilities in learning to self-regulate and build new positive sensory memories and relationships. Uplifting strengths rather than labeling pathologies and viewing each individual as capable, supports a resiliency-based framework for understanding a personʻs trauma reactions.
Other components of Wisdom Circles Creativity Coaching, Community Workshops & Program Development services include the following tools & techniques.
Other components of Wisdom Circles' creativity coaching, workshops and community program services include:
Earth Pigments & Plant Botanicals
Support with finding applicable continuing education
Community outreach & education
Arts Curriculum Development