Art By You, For You.
Guided therapeutic art sessions.
WHAT IS "ART FOR ME"
Art For Me is a blended concept in coaching where your desire for self-knowledge and willingness to explore your subconscious using art as a medium of self discovery come together in ways designed to help you reach new levels of clarity and connection on your personal journey.
IS THIS "ART THERAPY"?
No, but this is the practice of using art therapeutically.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Art therapy involves interaction with a credentialed psychologist trained to guide you in specific ways. I'm a credentialed Creative Arts Facilitator who has studied ways to guide others using their own art therapeutically.
WHAT'S "ART FOR ME"?
Art For Me is actually Art For You, By You.
Art For Me are sessions where the client makes a work of art and then is guided through their own interpretation of the meaning of that art using techniques that help you hear from your subconscious.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
I am a certified Creative Arts Facilitator. I do so using the Person-Centered approach of Carl Rogers. It is based on a system of creating safe space blanketed in Unconditional Positive Regard for the client. There is zero judgement in the sessions. Not the art. Not the person. Not what they say. The client's own interpretations are the focal point of every session. I help clients access deeper meanings they have for what they create in our sessions together.
The potential for self discovery is profound.
I studied with and am registered as a professional practitioner through the auspices of the Association for Person Centred Creative Arts - https://www.apcca.org.uk/. This was a challenging live program based in London with mental health professionals.
GUESS WHAT - IT'S NOT ABOUT THE ART!
Nope. What you paint/draw/make does NOT have to be a masterpiece
or even something you like. It's about the meaning behind
BUT if you choose to, you can use what you paint/draw/make
as the inspiration for something more finished. I do this all
I get the thought/idea/inspo down and then build on it later.
These articles go into more detail.
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WHO AM I?
I'm Marti McGinnis, a lifelong artist, educator and learner. I have witnessed the healing aspects of art for many years, both personally and with my students and clients. I want to help add more opportunities for healing and wellness to my followers and connections and feel doing so through creative considerations is a natural and impactful track.