Communicate with Your Heart: A Workshop on the Beauty of Vulnerability

Sunday, November 10 | 10:30am | Temple Space

​A Workshop on the BEAUTY of VULNERABILITY

Combining two Powerful Approaches: Process Art & The Dalian Method
Saturday November 9 | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday November 10| 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

During this workshop we will paint using the techniques of process art by tuning in and allowing a mystery to unfold on the paper. Painting this way can open opportunities for transformation by revealing inner feelings such as discouragement, frustration, feeling less than or unskilled. Likewise creating can also be experienced as joy, delight, and peace.

Feelings emerge during the process because they exist within us and are repressed in our energy field and subconscious. Everything we’ve pushed down, because we didn’t want to say or feel it, is held within our bodies and affects our well-being.

We will work with the repressions that we discover along the way using the Dalian Method — releasing the heavier emotions and blockages to expand the lighter ones and discover how personal transformation impacts our painting. As we clear burdensome thoughts and emotions, we come closer to our hearts.

Use Process Art in this workshop to:
• Explore the Beauty of Your Vulnerability
• Express your Unique Creativity
• Practice Trusting your Intuition
• Practice Letting Go of the Outcome
• Connect with Messages from your Heart​

Use the Dalian Method in this workshop to:
• Go Within for Answers to Your Questions
• Accept all your Emotions and Thoughts
• Learn How to Transform Negativity into Love and Compassion
• Honor Your Truth
• Release and Transform Repressed Anger, Sadness, Resentment, and Insecurity to Enhance Communication with the Heart.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm
Introductions and discussion
Dalian Method Find Answers to Your Questions
Process Art Session

Finding the repressed thoughts & emotions in the body
Sunday 10:30am – 3:00pm
72 Minute Dalian Method for healing repressed thoughts & emotions
Process Art Session
Closing Discussion

No previous experience with painting or the Dalian Method is required. No artistic ability beyond stick figures necessary.

About the Facilitators:

Leela Haris
The owner of Expanding Consciousness in Kansas City, Leela was inspired to become a facilitator after healing her struggles with trauma, adhd, depression, and anxiety.  Leela’s work supports each individual in areas of Intuition, Expression, & Inner Empowerment.

Madeleine Newkirk
Owner of Art•Body•Soul in Memphis, Madeleine is a facilitator for both DM and process art. One of the greatest gifts from working with these methods is the freedom and self-trust in learning to be your own guru. Madeleine no longer seeks answers outside of herself & wishes to empower others to do the same.

​Early Bird Discount thru Oct 26 : $175
Regular Price (after Oct 26) : $200
All materials are provided and included in the cost.

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Meditative Painting feature 

Madeleine Newkirk Bio Photo