Opening to Creativity

Creativity is the connection between the Sacred and your Soul.  Awaken your creativity and use that creativity to inspire your life.

You will become more grounded, see the interconnections between yourself and the larger narratives, heal your emotions, resolve inner conflicts, and hear the whispers of your soul.

We offer many approaches to working your creative path as we combine a coaching approach with The Visual Journaler (TM) 

Learn more below about how The Visual Journaler methods can open to your creative self.

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You’ve started several journals and abandoned them.
You tried art journaling, but you can’t draw.

Don’t give up. You don’t need special training, equipment, or knowledge. The Visual Journaler is a GPS for your life’s journey.

If you’re stuck with where you are… And you don’t know where to start… Then maybe it’s time you gave yourself the gift of inspiration.

Perhaps you’ve coached with me or have taken some of my online programs but wish you could learn the tools and techniques I use to enable a continuous practice of development…

Or maybe you’re new to my world and would like a glimpse of how a coach works with the creative process in transformation… then perhaps it’s time to pull up a virtual seat in my studio.

Imagine if you could peek over my shoulder as I pull the curtain back to unveil my toolkits and processes, explaining how you can gently and consistently create the life you desire.

Let’s get started…

Going Deeper Than Words

Through my work with clients and my own work as a Coach, I have found that words only take us so far. There is a silent language that reveals deeper truths of our thoughts and feelings more fluently than words. That language is imagery.

The Visual Journaler™ is an active, purposeful communication that involves using one’s inner vision to imagine what a thought, feeling, or concept would look like if it were expressed as color, shape, or image.

The act of visual expression, allows you to describe an experience – and with depth – that words alone cannot achieve.

Discover The Visual Journaler Method

You will reveal your own imagistic language as it emerges from the depth of your subconscious, your personal source of wisdom, and a connection to your soul.

You will learn to notice your own body process and use those sensations to go deeper into self-inquiry and discovery. With this inquiry, you bring forward images and vague impressions into an artful layering process.

You will experience color as an intuitive and emotional expression. You will recognize the handles/symbols that hold personal meaning for you and begin recognizing how they appear in your outer life.

This deeper awareness reconciles the inner life that wants to be expressed with the outer world of expectations and demands.

My Creative Journey

Throughout my career, I have been captivated by human behavior and motivation. I have been fascinated with why change is so hard and what keeps people from changing, even when they want to change. 

Visual Journaling began for me in 2015, three years after my mom had passed away. I was still in deep grief and wanted a different way to explore the relationship with my mom.

I discovered some visual business planning tools and decided to meld this into a more personal approach. I created my own journaling prompts, began learning artful strategies with mixed media (as I’m not an artist by background) to bring life to my writing. 

As I created journal pages, I began incorporating mindfulness and body practice, expression with color, and exploring the symbols that appeared on my pages. Each page revealed new insights, and brought emotional release, gratitude, and a greater understanding of my life’s story. 

Since then, I have continued this visual exploration delving into relationships, transitions, compassion, conflict, beliefs, values, stress, dreams, archetypes, shadow work spirituality, and more—all while growing a toolkit of artful strategies that support bringing these expressions visually into the world. 

Today, I offer online workshops, coaching, and digital products to bring these tools to you. I hope you will join me on this exciting Visual Journaler journey!

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In the Visual Journaling process, we practice with mixed media 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 visual arts courses.

Here are a some of the modalities Terri incorporates into her Inner Journey of Visual Journaling programs:

Visual Story Finding

is a form of exploring self through image, word, symbol, metaphor, object and landscape. This form can help to identify one’s experience to story, history and intuitive knowing, unfolding new experience and perspective as the creative process unfolds.

Symbolism

our first language was symbols, imagery, and metaphors. For many of us, this ability fades as language emerges. Through visual journaling we reconnect with this deeper form of expression.

Giving Voice

utilizes the combined energy of your strengths and your shadow and will push you to the edges of expression. Practice will deepen the experience of inner trust by combining verbal and non-verbal exploration.

Illumination

unlike enlightenment gives us small glimpses of light, grace, insight, or perspective. These small sparks are just enough to stir your spirit.

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Presence

is our connection to the moment, our willingness to gaze and let go of negative judgments. It allows inner vision to break through and unfold deeper meanings.

Seeing

not just looking. Seeing is when you create with compassion while “visually listening” to an inner knowing revealed in your journal spreads. In practice, you gain access to wisdom and beauty with yourself and the world around you.