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1. Batista Kiara facilitates expressive arts to support women to heal. She defines her life's work as, "all things healing, all things art and all things women."
2. As a Creative Arts Practitioner Emerciana Desouza facilitates the expressive arts for personal transformation. Her work also includes guided meditation.
3. Caroline Hill offers sensory art such as table top gardening, sensory cooking, communication through touch and music - suitable for young adults with complex and profound disabilities and for individuals living with dementia.
4. Alessandra Colfi is a Faculty and the Associate Director of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at IUPS; she facilitates her expressive arts therapy program with cancer patients and caregivers at San Diego Cancer Research Institute.
5. Lori Landry is an abstract artist residing in Southern California. She is also an Expressive Arts Therapist, yoga teacher and mother of two young children.
6. Beth Di Nicola is a Beth is a SoulCollage® facilitator. She discovered her art path through an Open Studio Process workshop where she met many of her future art teachers and colleagues.
7. Rosann Whale facilitated spiritually-based creative workshops for women and teens using elements of expressive arts for 30 years before she trained in the field. She is a REACE with IEATA and Soul Collage Facilitator.
8. The Canadian International of Institute of Art Therapy offers many diverse programs - locally, internationally and online such as expressive arts training, clinical art therapy, and cultural immersion opportunities.
9. Arts based coach Anita Edvinsson has created a deck of expressive arts conversation cards!
10. Art Therapist Victoria Van Zandt works with women who seek to feel more empowered in their lives and who would like to feel greater acceptance and trust within themselves.
11. Ayana Spivak collaborates with various social agencies providing Dance Movement Psychotherapy for groups of seniors, individuals with ambulatory disabilities and developmentally challenged population.
12. Benz Amatayakul Kuipers has just created a brand new Facebook group for artists of all levels who want to strengthen their art practice from the inside out. She shares her Expressive Art facilitation training at Open Studio Project, her studio process, and other inner related work topics.
13. Rebecca Walters is the founder and co-director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Initiative. Rebecca has worked with individuals and groups of children, adolescents and adults since then.
14. Vene Peeka works with children of all ages, interests and artistic levels offering private creative arts programming to inspire and boost the creative potential in each child. She is trained in play, arts-based, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
15. Julie Fischer McCarter is a professional photographer and a licensed therapist who is passionate about teaching how expressive photography can be used as a tool for personal growth, balanced living and expanded creativity.
16. Art Therapist Petrea Hansen-Adamidis is offering creative self-care classes online for professionals.
17. Kate Leppard facilitates "The Artist's Way" in her FB group, and offers one free art project each month.
18. Expressive Arts Therapist Yvette Lyons offers certification in Expressive Arts and Sand Tray Therapy to people who want to work in the mental health field in North County, San Diego.
19. Diane Moran is a visual artist committed to projects that help educate others about everyday issues through art. Over the past 12 years Diane has been involved in both international and local projects with schools.
20. Julie Struck is a teaching artist and a creative activist that helps vulnerable people people gain a sense of competency, normalcy and community engagement.
21. Julie Legner Anderson created a website where "trauma survivors decide what goes on their blank canvases" in celebration of surviving her own trauma.
22. Pattie Ann Hale leads hands-on workshops concerning the spiritual in the arts. In her workshops, which often focus on wholeness and healing, she guides participants in experiencing a spiritual visual language.
23. Abigail Barker facilitates "A Creative Space," art for well-being for older adults. Check out her Facebook Page. Great visual inspiration for elder art projects.
24. Melanie Rivers shares a beautiful blog post on blog post on why art is healing from her perspective as an Indigenous woman.
25. Shelley King is an expressive arts facilitator who uses puppets to deepen connections, promote play, laughter and fun, and give people tools to navigate difficult times.
26. Professor Lorena Fernandez Ph.D. teaches Person Centered Expressive Arts for Growth and Social Change Certificate in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
27. Barb Kobe has written a book called the Healing Doll Way where she shares stories and images from her transformative experience becoming a healing doll artist.
28. Artist Addie Hirschten leads the The Studio Alchemy Gallery, a teaching studio specializing in acrylic and oil painting classes as well as yoga and meditation.
29. Detta Darnell's Unfinished Woman workshops use expressive art to recover and discover your creative soul for healing, reclamation & resoration in Kefalonia Greece.
30. Phyllis Anne Taylor is a Certified Teacher of the Intentional Creativity method of painting.
31. Cathy Malchiodi is the Founder, Director and Lead Faculty for the Institute of Trauma Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. She is the originator of Trauma-Informed Art Therapy and Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy.
32. Dr. Jill Mellick was a Professor and Founder/Director of the Creative Expression masters and doctoral level programs at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She specializes in Jungian dream work.
33. Mandy Holland is a Transpersonal Art Therapist in Australia who teaches how to make dream catchers for personal exploration, creativity and mindfulness. Follow her FB page here: #mondayshareartfacilitator
34. International artist Ingela Johansson teaches what she has learned about mindful creativity from working in China, Bali, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran and Sweden.
35. Explore Nicola Sensale innovative expressive arts approaches on his website:
36. Check out Denise Milledge's FB page and explore her innovative approaches to therapeutic doll making!
37. Rae Luskin is an artist and facilitator who empowers survivors, and encourages those who love them, to end the “silent epidemic” of childhood sexual abuse.
38. Diana Elizabeth Jordan is a self professed Expression Arts Passionista. She is a director, producer, acting coach (Performing Arts Studio West) writes, and is a professional speaker that celebrates disability inclusion.