Therapeutic Arts Life Coaching, Mental Health Integrative Medicine, Trauma Informed Care/Classroom and Self Care/Resiliency Consultation Available.
Therapeutic Expressive Art Life Coaching and Workshop Facilitation
Jessica has 24 years of elementary teaching experience,15 in the art classroom. She has worked in the urban core, title 1, high trauma schools as well as suburban and rural schools with significant needs. She realized how important social emotional learning, resiliency techniques and trauma training for teachers were in the classroom many years ago after during my first year of teaching where she experience school violence and the impact it had on herself, her colleagues and her students. She holds a M.A. in psychology and numerous certifications and academic certificates in trauma, expressive arts, fine art, compassion fatigue and mindfulness (MBSR, Primordial Sound, Breathwork).
In 2019 Jessica founded the Mindfulness Based Creative Arts Institute, where she offers online and live workshops, Therapeutic Art Life Coaching and certificate programs for everyone.
Her Therapeutic Expressive Art Life Coaching, Expressive Arts Facilitation and Intuitive Meditation Workshops can occur 1:1, in small groups and via long distance using email and Skype. Both can be used to help facilitate personal and spiritual growth, teach new skills, foster creativity personally, professionally, in the workplace or in schools, to assist in team building and ease life’s transitions. Sessions encompass all modalities of the arts including visual art, music making, visualization and guided imagery, poetry and writing, dance and movement and mixed media modality experiences. No art skills are necessary. Workshops are process oriented not product oriented.
Therapeutic Art Life Coaching and Healing Through Art sessions. Initial consultation is free. Sessions range in price but Jessica will work with you. Long distance, online sessions and workshops are available through the Mindfulness Creative Arts Institute. Workshops can be online or in-person. To schedule click here.
Jessica is a Certified Mental Health Integrated Medicine Practitioner that specializes in consults regarding lifestyle and nutritional changes for better mental health. Consults can be added to Therapeutic Art sessions. Click here to schedule.
Trauma Informed Care/Classroom and Self Care/Resiliency Planning Consultations are offered as Jessica is certified by multiple associations as a Clinical Trauma Professional and in Trauma Informed Care. 1:1 sessions or group sessions are available. Click here to schedule.
Intuitive Meditation Art is a type of Intuitive Art Making that involves all forms of meditation as a precursor to creation and during the process of creation. Intuitive Art is the process of expressing yourself, trusting yourself, allowing yourself and giving yourself permission to express, create and move through art making without internal judgement or an inner critic.
Intuitive painting does not require years of training in art techniques. Your authentic self-expression will evolve as you practice. Quiet your rational mind as you paint. See what wants to be expressed. In spontaneous painting do not aim for a pretty end product. Invite a truthful process. Dare to allow something new and unknown emerge. The following link provides a great introductory video on Intuitive Painting. My approach differs from Intuitive Painting with the meditation element and the inclusion of interdisciplinary, multimodal expressive arts. You do not have to have a background in meditation or art to come to a workshop.
Contact her if you are interested in expanding your horizons with the expressive arts at