Tell us about yourself:
I am the Founder and Owner of Creative Soul Care™, which offers Expressive Art Workshops in music, art, writing and movement for women to nourish their soul. I started the company after my daughter left for the university as a way to reconnect with my “creative soul.” I trained in California and discovered that I was interested in several artistic modalities that can be facilitated in the expressive (intuitive) way, so I pursued training in group drumming and percussion, art, writing, and movement. I am a Certified UCLArts and Healing Music Medicine Facilitator, a Certified Kaizen Muse Creative Coach and a Certified Forgiveness Coach. In addition, I am a Licensed JourneyCircles™ Soul Collage Facilitator. I LOVE what I do and firmly believe that to live the life your soul desires you need to have creativity in your self-care “tool kit” to reconnect and communicate with your authentic self.
Why did you become a RTA-Certified Facilitator?
The Renee Trudeau & Associates Facilitator program is a perfect complement to Creative Soul Care™ Workshops. With this training, I now have the added bonus of integrating self-care material into my workshops. I was initially drawn to the self-renewal retreats and Renee’s books for my own self-care, but I soon realized the material is so beneficial to women that I decided to become an RTA-Certified Facilitator so that I could share Renee’s materials in my workshops and learn the art/science of group facilitation.
How has this work changed or affected you?
The program has reinforced one of my personal goals to seek balance (personal/family/business/health & well-being/travel) in my life. I believe good self-care helps me achieve my “balanced life” goal. The RTA curriculum has provided many models/strategies/resources/self-care ideas, tips and help make self-care a desirable daily habit.
What are your favorite self-care activities?
Music, movement, rhythm and art are my favorite creative outlets. I love the intuitive nature of my creativity as it allows me to enjoy being in the creative process with no stress to make a specific product. In regards to my physical self-care, I have been doing Embodied yoga and Reformer Pilates for over 10 years and the classes have made me stronger, more flexible and more physically confident. I love to walk my dog every morning as she reminds me to be mindful of the lovely nature around us as she stops many times to sniff the landscapes. I also love a hot bath and a massage.
How can people contact you or learn about your groups/retreats?
If your curious to learn how creativity can be an empowering self-care tool, please visit my website. I would love to be a part of your self-care journey. We can also connect on Instagram or Facebook.
You can meet other RTA-Certified Facilitators around the globe here. If you’d like to learn more about empowering women in your community, growing your small business and joining our community of women supporting women, click here, call 512/459-6700 or email us.