The Artful Way (of living a meaningful life)
Theresa, Chief Educator, Facilitator
Canticle, Chief Trouble-maker, Yoga Instructor ;)
Theresa, Chief Joy Officer, Admin
Canticle, Chief Wonder-finder,
Theresa, Chief Creative Director, Design
Canticle, Chief Dream-Weaver
Photo Credit: Beth Fernley Photography
This is what I’d love you to know about me...
I love to dance in the rain, sing to the moon, laugh out loud and play in the mud. I get messy with paints, use colours and shapes and patterns and textures to beautify my personal space and enhance the space of others; I love Mother Earth, her variety, complexity, her unique characteristics, her generosity; I love for people to know themselves, completely, openly, honestly, just how precious and beautiful they really are.
I believe that art - in the widest version of itself - is a tool for creating and living a meaningful life. This is why I have devoted my life to facilitating creative expression, empowering others to utilize their own creative gifts for self expression, for personal growth and for healing.
The Artful Way (Of Living a Meaningful Life) was born out of a desire to contribute to wholeness of life, to a meaningful life: celebrating its beauty, its magic, its possibilities.
My name is Theresa de Rox, REACE, BD, MA, Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator registered with IEATA (International Expressive Arts Therapy Association) since 2016. I have been an Educator for over 30 years, teaching and facilitating both in the public and private sectors in the US and also in Canada. BD, Bachelor of Divinity, MEd, Masters of Education.
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Contributing to wholeness of life: celebrating its beauty, its magic, its possibilities…
Through active participation in Expressive Arts: visual arts, poetry, story-telling, drama, movement and sound, we provide opportunities to beckon our soul to greater awareness, to realize our Wholeness, to re-discover our Oneness with all of creation.
We are here to evoke Presence.
We are here to invite Grace.
We are here to encourage Exploration.
We are here to inspire Transformation.
We are here to promote Wellness.
We are here to empower Wholeness.
Whenever we find a website with someone following a similar path, we look for their resources, their recommendations for cool stuff to augment, enhance and supplement the journey.
We are fascinated with masters of the living word, living sounds, living shapes, living colours of this world: philosophers, dreamers, artists, creatives, explorers.
So we decided to make some lists of awesome books, authors and people we find interesting. Have a look if you like. :) [Authors Listed in Random Order]
Byron Katie, Loving What Is
Jean Houston Page (Official), A Mythic Life
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography
Patanjali, Yoga Sutra
Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul
Maya Angelou, Why the Caged Bird Sings
Mary Oliver, Swan
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara
David Whyte, Consolations
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation
Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Official Home Page for The Four Agreements
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God Series
Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist
Dr. Dan Siegel, Mindsight
Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
Flora Bowley, Brave Intuitive Art
Chloe Goodchild, The Naked Voice
Brian Andreas, Story People
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
All expressive therapists share the belief that through creative expression and the tapping of the imagination, a person can examine the body, feelings, emotions and his or her thought process. However, expressive arts therapy is its own therapeutic discipline, an inter-modal discipline where the therapist and client move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, and poetry. Although often separated by the form of creative art, some expressive therapists consider themselves intermodal, using expression in general, rather than a specific discipline to treat clients, altering their approach based on the clients' needs, or through using multiple forms of expression with the same client to aid with deeper exploration. [Wikipedia]
Expressive arts therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, horticulture, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing (Appalachian Expressive Arts Collective, 2003, Expressive Arts Therapy: Creative Process in Art and Life. Boone, NC: Parkway Publishers. p. 3). [Wikipedia]