The Inner Journey of Art Journaling
The Inner Journey of Art Journaling is a creative and satisfying expressive arts process. Working with color, paint, written journaling, and collage, you make art journal spreads representing different aspects of your life, relationships, personality or Soul. You work with the spreads for personal growth and to expand your self-awareness. Creator Terri Altschul describes how to begin your art journaling practice through online courses, private coaching, and retreats.
The Inner Journey of Art Journaling is a coaching + art approach that Terri Altschul began designing in 2015 when she was looking for a way to process her deep grief after her mom passed away. Terri began drawing in elements she had learned throughout her career such as Carl Jung’s archetypes and concept of “Active Imagination,” Virginia Satir’s “parts work,” the 18-month Gestalt Training Program, her mentor and Gestalt Institute Faculty Rosanna Zavarella’s work “The Heroine’s Journey” and Goddess teachings, Narrative and Integral Coaching, Mindfulness, and merging them with visual journaling techniques.
Terri has now fashioned an integrated method, The Inner Journey of Art Journaling, from these methods. When clients and coaches use The Inner Journey of Art Journaling, they are bypassing the critical mind as they learn art journaling techniques while simultaneously going into creative process to explore and integrate parts of their inner world. Clients deepen the meaning of their work by entering into a dialogue with their spread, using their own voice and the voice in the images in the spread, to discover the spread’s narrative and its meaning for them in their lives.
Creative Coaching Programs with Terri
Join an online group program, work one-on-one, or be guided in a train-the trainer session
Holding Space for You
Terri is trained in several holistic schools of coaching. She is devoted to guiding women to their own inner knowing, through coaching, the expressive arts, meditation, feminine spiritual practices, holding space, and lots of love & bravery.
Seeking Light and Shadow
The 7-step Inner Journey Process connects you to your inner vision, imagination, and intuition. This process integrates a coaching approach with the creative expression of art journaling.
In her newest online program, Terri will guide you through each step of the framework from an inner vision, to responding with art materials, to making meaning. You will practice with art journal techniques as you play in your journal to create backgrounds and add layers with stencils, stamps, words and collage.
As you work with journal prompts – colors, symbols and images emerge. You will begin to see the wonderful gifts that have been tucked away Shadow, transform old beliefs and emotions, and create a new narrative about yourself as you journey through each of the 7 Steps.
In The Inner Journey of Art Journaling process, you will practice with art journal techniques to express your inner vision by creating backgrounds, adding layers with stencils, stamps, words and collage.
As you work with journal prompts - colors, symbols and images emerge. You will experience transformation of your emotions, beliefs, self-identify, and possibly, even a new relationship to the Sacred within you.
If you are interested, we can incorporate private coaching with your expressive arts courses.
Here are a few of the expressive arts modalities Terri incorporates into her Inner Journey of Art Journaling programs:
Storytelling & Visual Narrative
Playing with abandon, we incorporate acrylics, watercolor paints, pastels, crayons, collage, stencils, stamps, ephemera, photographic art, and objects on paper and other surfaces to add layers and combine image and words.
Is a psycho-spiritual process of creating your own personal wisdom cards using archetypal patterns to inspire you and to explore your many facets of self and archetypal energies.
Guided Visualization and Meditative Portals
Are valuable additions to the creative process and depth coaching. Bringing symbols into consciousness invites clarity, curiosity and perspective. Techniques that we offer include active imagination, shamanic and contemplative journey practices.