Updated: Jan 15
Are you feeling stuck, blocked or limited by your current resources? Are you longing for more creativity and self-expression? Are you uncertain about your purpose or direction in life? Do you sense there is something lost, broken or missing in your life or career?
Would you like to relax, play and be inspired? Would you like to feel more alive and expressed as the Authentic You? Are you ready to create a soul-centered, values-driven life and attract like-minded others who will co-create with you?
If any of the above sounds like you, you might try hiring an Expressive Arts Coach. Expressive Arts Coaching helps people feel more alive and engaged in life. It’s for people looking for answers, meaning, and exploring their life purpose and career choices.
Burned-out teachers, caregivers and medical professionals can restore their passion and reconnect with their life purpose by interacting with their expressive arts creations. Creative professionals feeling blocked or uninspired — designers, architects, hairdressers, artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and more—can find new inspiration through experimentation with different modalities.
What Does an Expressive Arts Coach Do?
An Expressive Arts Coach facilitates personal growth and development through arts-based activities customized to address the client’s needs. Through facilitated engagement in a variety of arts modalities, clients clarify their values and desires and shed light on aspects of their personalities that may be keeping them from realizing their dreams. Through play in the arts, they become deeply aware of their own stories, how those narratives affect their lives, and how they can shape them as they move forward.
Experiences and artworks created during Expressive Arts Coaching sessions have impact well beyond the coaching relationship. They become symbols henceforward tied to transformational self-discoveries, insights and “A-ha!” moments.
Forms of creative expression that may be utilized in Expressive Arts Coaching are: Visual Arts: drawing, painting, collage, clay, photography, mask-making, sand tray, mixed media; Writing: poetry, haiku, journaling, memoir, short story; Music: drumming, sounding, singing, listening, song-writing, composing, playing; Movement: walking, dancing, moving, shape-making; Drama: role-playing, storytelling, theater games.
What if I Can’t Even Draw a Stick Figure?
You don’t have to be artistic to benefit from Expressive Arts Coaching. The focus is on the process, not the product. You just have to be willing to step gently out of your comfort zone and play.
If you are ready for a breakthrough in your life and would like to feel more alive and authentically YOU, schedule a FREE discovery call today so we can identify what's standing in your way.
• • • Deb Ogburn is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and Coach, owner of Arts4Evolution in Louisville, KY. Deb studied at the Expressive Arts Institute San Diego and received her master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, Coaching & Consulting at European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland.