ABOUT ME

Between Earth and Sky - Magnetic Wind
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“Dear Child of God, you are loved with a love that nothing can shake, a love that loved you long before you were created, a love that will be there long after everything has disappeared. You are precious, with a preciousness that is totally quite immeasurable. And God wants you to be like God. Filled with life and goodness and laughter—and joy." -Desmond Tutu

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Jessica Waters, M.A., CCTP, CATP, CCFP, CMHIMP, CTSS, AMTP, ADHD-CCSP, ADHD-CE. RP.

Healing Through Art for Palliative Care Trainer 

Trauma Informed Expressive Art Therapy 1

Education:

​​Arizona Trauma Institute

University of Buffalo

MFA-IA Studies, Goddard College

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Sofia U)

M.A. Regis University

B.S.ED. University of St. Mary 

Music Studies:

UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College

Certifications:

       Mental Health Integrative Medicine,

       ADHD Clinical Services Provider

       ADHD Certified Educator

       Compassion Fatigue Professional

       Certified Trauma Support Specialist

       Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

       Clinical Trauma Professional

       Trauma Informed Clinical Foundations

       Trauma Informed Organiztions: Schools

       Anger Management Therapeutic Practitioner

       Healing Through Art for Palliative Care

       TI Expressive Arts Therapy

       Social Emotional Learning

       

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I am a seventh generation artist coming from a long line of illustrators, musicians and glassworkers. I’m always exploring media and consider my art making a spiritual practice, therapy, coping mechanisms and autobiography. I work predominantly in mixed media abstraction and photography but consider myself an interdisciplinary artist. I am fundamentally an observer of life that sees musical scores in my head with images drawn from internal, external and meditative experiences. My mixed media and abstract works come through a meditative, intuitive process. I call it Intuitive Meditation Art. I am predominately self taught, with academic work in transpersonal creative expression, expressive arts therapies, fine art, art history, interdisciplinary art and trauma informed care. I have a deep and long history of using art and music as means of expression to heal and process trauma, grief, hopefulness and spirituality.  Circles and dots are a strong component of my mixed media work as they are representative of ancestors spirits, balls of energy and the universal energetic force that is within us.  Positive affirmations are often used as well.  Visual artists that have deeply influenced me include Gerhard Richter, Laurel Birch, Flora Bowley, Alena Hennessy, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, Nick Cave and Cecily Brown.  Regardless of subject matter, my images are meant to sing of a story that is unheard by common ears.

With sound,I perform under the name Magnetic Wind (instrumental/meditation/ambient). My music typically reflects deeply emotional content both in dark, light/ethereal and spiritual constructs. My musical study includes The UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College, and The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology -Sofia University(Creative Expression). ​Magnetic Wind focuses on organic and electronic blends of ambient music with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift and meditation music. Ancestry, autobiography, relationship and faith are predominant themes in her work.

​​My original compositions have been released on the following labels: Rain, Endless Ascent, Sound4Good, EPD (Portugal), Free Floating, BWF Recording, JWM, Magnetic 5280 and Divine Alchemy. My music is available commercially on CD Baby, iTunes and various other electronic distributors with physical CD’s available at Amazon.com. I have had my work played on KCUR’s NightTides, Stillstream.com, Nightscaping with Har, Disorganized Sound with Dr. Steve, Sadayatana, Mysterious Semblance with Tange, Metlay, Time Drone with Jack Hertz, SomaFM Space Station Soma, Animas Lumina (Brazil), This Ambient Life, AiiRadio with Steven Barber , Radio Mystic (Santa Fe), Our Place Radio, At Water’s Edge and One World Radio (UK) and many more stations around the world.

​​"My work reflects my emotional, spiritual and conceptual interpretation of the world and experiences, my autobiography and elements of genealogy and nature, celebrating spirit."

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