Create & Heal
Feeling and Expressing the World Within
“Never thought I would need to find my inner peace. I have in this class and will go to the next one.”
Intuitive Painting & The Visual Self-Expression Method™
Change Thoughts, Shift Emotions and Elevate Mood When Envisioning and Expressing Positive Inner Imagery
Embark on the journey of creative expression and experience the transformative power of Intuitive Painting.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Tue, January 7, February 4, March 3
2 pm – 4 pm
@ BMC Cancer Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, MA
Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Visual Self-Expression Method™
The Visual Self-Expression Method™ is a way to experience Intuitive Painting.
It is specifically for people with chronic illnesses experiencing hopelessness, depression, or frustration, to transform their emotions so they can have more strength, peace, and happiness.
This creative method walks participants through a simple three-step process of Connect, Celebrate & Create to:
♥ relax the mind
♥ restore the internal balance
♥ reignite the innate healing power
The Visual Self-Expression Method™ is a two-hour class and is currently presented at the Berkshire Medical Center Cancer Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts as one of the Integrative Health services.
How Intuitive Painting can help me heal?
“Imagery and imagination have been recognized forms of complementary therapy that have the capacity to produce positive physical changes in the body, enhance emotional resilience, and cope with life’s difficult moments.”
~ Cathy A. Malchiodi, Ph.D., ATR-BC
“The process of creating art has been proposed to enhance cognitive abilities, increase self-awareness, help cope with symptoms of a physical disorder, and gain relief from emotional distress such as anger, loss, depression, worry and anxiety in certain chronic conditions.”
When is the next class?
Please click here to register for the next class.
How much does the class cost?
This particular class only is part of the Integrative Health services offered at the BMC Cancer Center in Pittsfield, MA. Therefore it is a FREE class for all Berkshire County cancer patients and their caregivers.
We also welcome our community. Recommended donation for non-patients is $15 that will go into the Integrative Health Fund that supports our Integrative Services.
What do I have to bring to the class?
Yourself. I provide various art materials, but you may bring the art tools you like.
About Intuitive Painting
Intuitive Painting is a gentle yet effective way to partner with the Artist and the Healer within and to utilize their gifts to feel whole—worthy, happy, open, loved, and energized.
This unique form of art-making guides participants to envision and express their inner world by painting and drawing pictures. The intention is the creative process itself, and that removes the pressure of producing the final piece. As a blended result, both the experience and the image will be one of a kind.
♥ Explore acrylics, watercolors, markers, pastels, and various art materials as instruments of self-expression
♥ Energize in a small group setting with like-hearted others to form connections
♥ Engage in the process of art-making to elevate mood, strengthen trust, and build confidence
♥ Express in a safe and encouraging environment to find balance, peace, and quiet within
NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED
BECAUSE THE JOURNEY IS WHAT’S IMPORTANT!
“Painting with paint to connect with my emotions and let go of stress. Positive encouragement can heal from within. Blessings found in color.”
What Are the Benefits of Intuitive Painting
Intuitive Painting offers a wide range of benefits on many levels.
✓ The meditative aspect helps you slow down and quiet your mind so your heart can guide you. It supports you in finding balance, peace, and joy even in most difficult times.
✓ The refreshing aspect stimulates your imagination to form new ideas and different ways to look at things. It encourages you to be more spontaneous and flexible.
✓ The creative aspect allows you to create something lasting that records meaning while having fun and being present in the emerging moment.
✓ And as a bonus, you may discover new aspects of yourself.
The Story Behind
It all started in 2012. One day while meditating, I found myself in a beautiful temple with a large canvas and a magic paintbrush. Playing with the colors, I painted all kinds of pictures. I sensed that I could paint anything I wanted to have in my life. I was amazed!
When I tried the technique I had learned in my meditation, the result was astonishing. The pictures came out energetic and expressive, but most importantly, I felt elevated and fulfilled in the process of creating.
At that moment, I knew I had found a treasure: the creative force within.
The impact of these events inspired me to share my newly developed method with others. I held my first Intuitive Painting Workshop in the summer of 2014, and I have facilitated numerous others since.
Intuitive Painting is not a regular painting class but is a vehicle for personal growth, self-expression, and wellness.
Intuitive Painting also stimulates the imagination, that is a magnificent tool to unlock creativity, awaken senses, and bring infinite possibilities into our lives.