Gifts of compassion for those suffering loss, bereavement or sudden life hardship.

It is healing to create, appreciate and/or relate to art that speaks and/or comes from your spirit. Life Healing Art helps open your core again enabling forward momentum after suffering. The process naturally involves your body, mind and spirit. This united connection manifests energy for perseverance! Email the artist to discuss craft workshops and/or drawing classes. She has taught community classes and enjoys leading workshops to help others engage their inner artist. Email the artist, Kathy J Williams

Have you ever felt really down and in an effort to deflect your emotions, you devoted your time to a craft of some sort? It is an unbelievable feeling to create, design, invent or conceive a plan from a place of sadness. The natural flow of accepting your sorrow, braving the darkness and embracing your solitude can gift you an incredible, tangible work of art and an intangible but very real start in grief recovery; healing through art.

Regardless if you are an artist by nature or not, the process that consumed your time was a healthy outlet for your feelings and you have your handiwork to validate this. Your short-term venture helped ease your pain and engaged your healing process.

According to the Art as Healing website, Michael Samuels, M.D. explains the science behind this, "Art and music affect every cell in the body instantly to create a healing physiology that changes the immune system and blood flow to all the organs. Art and Music also immediately change a person's perceptions of their world. They change attitude, emotional state, and pain perception. They create hope and positivity and they help people cope with difficulties. They transform a person's outlook and way of being in the world."

If you are feeling blocked, numb or you are not able to summon your zest for life, step aside and let your inner artist surface. Your work of art might just be the bridge you needed to welcome your livelihood back!

Gifts of compassion, words of hope...