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How did this Process Emerge

Mindfulness Painting
Mindfulness Painting is modeled after the groundbreaking work of Michele Cassou of Point Zero Painting. After watching uninhibited children make art, she developed her own method of process painting. She is the author of many books. Her first book published in 1995, Life, Paint & Passion: Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression. Michele’s work sparked the creative juices of my mentor of many years, Judith Forst of Reston, VA an excellent teacher, artist and wise woman. Judith’s ability to be present and hold a safe space allowed me to go deeper into my unconscious and pay less attention to my inner critic giving me the freedom to be more self- expressive. During an intensive painting workshop in San Francisco last year with Barbara Kaufman (another student of Michele Cassou), my own creative juices were ignited. I had a vision of facilitating this unique process for others. I realized that I wanted to synthesize my decade of intuitive painting; my 25 years of heart centered psychotherapy; and my 29 years of mindfulness meditation. I saw myself sharing this experience with others by holding a space that allows the creativity and unconscious of another’s Soul to emerge – giving it a voice, colorful expression and texture. As the brush intentionally moves across the canvas, our unconscious gifts have permission to be revealed. Come join me in this unfolding of your Soul’s journey through Mindfulness Painting.