Expressive Arts Playshops

Journey to Joy
Well-Being Playshops for Groups

“You inspired and helped reignite passion for many women.” ~Candice Roditi, Organizer

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“Thank you so very much for coming on Saturday and giving a wonderful presentation. So many of the women who attended have shared how helpful your program was for them. You inspired and helped reignite passion for many women.” ~Candice Roditi, Organizer

“Suzan was inspirational, warm, and funny – a natural at bringing everyone together and creating an open and accepting atmosphere. I can’t wait to do another workshop with her!”   Dawn – San Diego Co-Leader Helping Parents Heal

Create Your Maori Mandala Soul Portraits

(Ideal: 2 hours; 75 minute or 1.5 hour options)

IMG_4346Here’s your chance to participate in an ancient healing ritual to promote clarity, life direction and purpose.  Founded by the indigenous tribe in 950-1130 AD, the Maori Medicine Men of New Zealand began making these drawings as sacred portraits of their work for the upcoming year.   Suzan will guide the group on a journey into the unconscious realm to identify where to focus your energy during the following year for optimal health and well-being The late Dr. Angeles Arrien, a Cultural Anthropologist, lived with a Maori tribe and learned this diagnostic tool which she shared to promote wellness and peace for all.

maori photo 2“What a wonderful workshop Suzan presented to our Helping Parents Heal support group for bereaved parents! We were expertly guided in creating a Maori Mandala Soul Portrait, an exercise that helped us see where we needed to focus our energy and goals for a balanced physical, emotional, and spiritual life.  We ended up staying long after the workshop, sharing information and discussing the implications.  She kept us focused and on task (not an easy thing with our talkative group!) and was quite knowledgeable in interpreting everyone’s results and answering even the most unusual questions. The exercise was both helpful and enlightening, but equally important, it created a sense of togetherness and spirit amongst our group.”  Dawn R.


“Thank you Suzan for giving my body, the pain a voice….and now it is quiet in my world….no pain.”❤ Jennifer

Discover Your Body’s Wisdom for Well Being

(Ideal 4 hours; 2 or 3 hour options)

Learn powerful ways to listen to the wisdom of your body. Explore what you need for your optimal well-being and learn life-enhancing techniques you can do on your own. The program is experiential and will utilize the transformative expressive arts including meditation, movement (dance), art making (a range of choices), and reflective writing. It is not necessary to be an artist to participate. With expressive arts we focus on the process, not the product. Creating art heals!

“ I took Suzan’s workshop on listening to the Body’s wisdom and literally that day the relentless pain in my feet left. I gave voice to my pain, I found compassion for my poor feet and I allowed the pain to just be, I honored it, I surrendered to it, I grieved it…and paradoxically it left. Thank you Suzan for giving my body, the pain a voice….and now it is quiet in my world….no pain.❤” Jennifer,

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Public Program for Discover Your Body’s Wisdom for Well-Being

 

“I learned that I need to trust and open myself to possibilities and to take care of myself, not only give to others, but to give to myself as well.”   Veronica Baker, Writer, Pages to the Past

 

 

 


“I brought Suzan into my company (Welk Resorts) to teach a class called, Create and Be Well: Making Peace with Your Inner Critic. The class was inspiring and well received by our team members. I recommend her classes and workshops for all those who wish to Create and Be Well.” Jannine Oberg, M.S., Welk Resorts Corporate Wellbeing Coordinator

Create, Be Well, and Calm Your Inner-Critic 

 (Ideal is 2 hours; 1 or 1.5 hours and PowerPoint options)

This playshop is ideal for recovering perfectionists, procrastinators or anyone who has a project they’d like to gain momentum on. A fun art activity will help participants externalize the inner-critic which takes a lot of one’s power and productivity.

Participants have an opportunity to:
• Discover how to expand their creative expression in all aspects of life.
• Become more aware of their inner-critic and learn easy, playful ways to calm that critic to create success.
• Learn about the positive health and wellbeing benefits associated with creative expression.

“I brought Suzan into my company (Welk Resorts) to teach a class called, Create and Be Well: Making Peace with Your Inner Critic. The class was inspiring and well received by our team members. Suzan’s gentle approach to working with the Inner Critic prompted me to clear traumas. I now choose to be ‘positively’ singled out for success and to express my unique creativity!  I recommend her classes and workshops for all those who wish to Create and Be Well.”  – Jannine Oberg, M.S., Welk Resorts Corporate Wellbeing Coordinator .

Click here to view Suzan facilitating this program at Welk Resorts.


“Thank you Suzan for a truly magical and inspiring session!”                                                             Karen Henken, Founder of Like-Minded Women

Art Journaling Intro for Well Being 

(Ideal is 2 hours; 1.5 hour Option)

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Learn a method to uncover the truth of what is going on with your challenging situations revealed through the art. Experience the positive health benefits associated with creating art and indulge in art making for the sheer pleasure of it. Suzan will share ideas for each participant to create their unique journaling practice. Journaling can be done in brief amounts of time to increase positive emotions, stress relief and reduce depression. You will also be introduced to how creating an art journal can help you to see what your body needs to heal.
While we will be creating art, being an artist is not necessary! Anyone can do this – whether you haven’t done any art since Kindergarten or you’re a professional artist.


“I got a view of my future self which was so helpful because I was avoiding it. I most appreciated how Suzan kept the circle open for all of us to express ourselves.” N Helgeson, LMFT, BCC

Journey to Your Future Self

(Ideal is 2 hours)

Experience a guided visualization, a sacred journey to your future self to explore and re-discover your inner-wisdom. Then the participants will have fun creating art and journaling to reflect what the visualization revealed.
Some benefits:
• Gain clarity and a renewed sense of purpose.
• Recapture your passion and sense of playfulness as you are gently led to the truth of who you are.

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Suzan leading playshop at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa

“Something I took away from the experience was to trust and have the faith that all is in divine order for my life.” Marianna Pinto

“I appreciated being invited to share and discover in a fresh and artistic way. I loved it all!” Laurie Clements, Reiki Master, Registered Dental Hygenist and Somatic Therapist in Training

 

 

This exciting playshop is scheduled for March 6, 2020.
Click here to secure your place.

 


“Wonderful offering tonight!! Thank you for reminding me to PLAY!! You sure LOVE what you do! It shows”.  Tami Walsh, M.A. President, Teen Wisdom Inc.

Reignite Your Passion, Purpose, and Playfulness

(also available as Reignite Your Playfulness  (1 hour option)
(Ideal is 2 hours; 1 or 1.5 hour option; PowerPoint option)

This compelling experience is designed to help you prioritize your life, get into action, and enjoy life more. During this interactive playshop, Suzan will share personal anecdotes and lead exercises to help you incorporate more passion and playfulness into a life on purpose! Benefits:

• Access your inherent wisdom for well-being and life balance
• Reconnect with your innate creativity and sense of purpose.
• Reignite your passion, purpose and playfulness.
• Gain powerful strategies and tools for self-leadership, stress reduction, and P-L-A-Y.

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“Thanks for being genuine and caring for the group’s success! You have a bright light.” ~Theresa Brandt, Ph. D., Association for Women in Science

 

Check out Suzan’s Calendar of Events here.

Please contact me below to discuss a program for your private group (corporate or non-profit lunch and learn or team building event, wellness center/spa/retreat center, etc). Provide the group and I’m happy to tailor a program to meet your groups’ needs.