Connect with your deepest self
SOUL ATELIER OFFERS PERSON-CENTRED WORKSHOPS AND COACHING,
USING THE CREATIVE ARTS
Through the therapeutic use of movement, visual art and writing,
we access the wisdom within
and begin a process of personal and collective healing and transformation
about soul atelier
“There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
As a child in school memorizes facts and concepts...
There is another kind of tablet, one
Already completed and preserved inside you
A spring overflowing its springbox.
A freshness in the center of the chest....”
― Jalad Al-Din Rumi
Soul Atelier was founded out of a deep desire to restore the value of the imagination.
Symbols and images are the language of the soul.
When we enter the imaginal realm we engage with the process of soul making.
The imagination is the natural expression of our intuition, unconscious mind and deepest self
Growing up, we learn by assimilating and adapting to the norms and expectations of our family and society. At some point we may feel the urge to find out more about who we are as unique individuals, and become who we really are.
For me, this is the background to the person-centered approach, which is what I use in my work as a coach and facilitator. Key to this approach is the valuing and honouring of the uniqueness of each individual's experience and journey.
Turning inwards puts us in touch with a wellspring of wisdom we may not know we have inside. Beyond discovering deeper layers to our personal biographies, the journey may lead to an encounter with the archetypal realm, where, through symbol and myth, we learn more about the forces shaping our lives and our world. This may become a journey of deep transformation.
After more than 20 years of working as a senior lecturer, coach and facilitator in education, business and private practice, I have found that the expressive arts (movement, art, writing) are a particularly effective way to enter into this inner realm. This becomes the source for growth, transformation, and social action.
My background includes training in coaching (CTI), WorldWork (Mindell), Embodied Leadership (Wendy Palmer), Person-centered Art Therapy Skills (APPCA), Dance Movement Therapy (Goldsmith University), Dance of Awareness (DoA), Focusing and Healing from the Core (Suzanne Scurlock-Durana).
In addition to offering coaching and leading workshops, I work as an Associate Professor at Regent's University London, where I teach Leadership and Creativity as well as teaching our educators (PGCHE)