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"When I first heard about Grief Painter™ I had no idea what it was or what to expect, I just knew that I was willing to attempt anything to relieve some of the pain in my heart, left by the death of our son. After 8 months and several conventional therapy appointments I was terrified of the sorrow that I had become. When I found Faith my spirit was broken along with my heart. She took me on a journey into a place that I alone would have never dared to go. Through painting the stages of grief I was able to move through the sorrow, rather than remain stuck in it, and with my gifted and compassionate teacher by my side the terror I was experiencing was transformed into peace. It's not been 12 months yet and the sadness, the loss still hangs heavy; however, I have my piece displayed where I see it multiple times a day and it reminds me that whatever we are experiencing at any given moment is like life itself, brief, transitory, and a gift from Spirit."
Grief Painter™ Expressive Healing Art
If you or someone you know is experiencing deep grief, this creative process helps you get in touch with what grief is in a unique way. You will encounter your emotions, becoming intimate with them through colors and textures and take away a piece of art created with your hand but Guided by Spirit. Time set aside to remember and honor your departed, while experiencing a creative and colorful journey will help you hold it and let it go...
You do not need to be an artist, the paintings emerge through the levels.
Each session is 4-6 hours.
My experience with grief is profound. Some days I found myself so wrapped up in my grief I felt guilty for not being over it, weak for not being able to get over it...and a vast array of emotions all over the place. In our culture, we tend to mask our emotions or try to stifle them. When we lose a loved one, a relationship, a job or any event that causes deep suffering, we feel lost to other parts of self. Some take happy pills, become workaholics, self medicate and/or adopt other dysfunctional behaviors so they don't have to face the painful and uncomfortable feelings of grief. I believe that grief is something we should embrace. A feeling we should accept and honor. We should love this grief as a part of the whole life and death process, a continuous mandala of life. My grief is mine...I want it...I own it...and I have a place to put it. I have found tremendous relief in painting and writing poetry focused on my grief, my fears and other shadow selves that need a place to be. Sharing this journey with others, helping them find a way to some comfort and peace through colors and textures is the most important work of my life.
During a grief painting session, we co-create a sacred, safe space for the journey. I will guide you through it, assisting you in the process, intuitively guided by your willingness...but the artwork will be yours. I do not touch the paintings with my own brush ever.
Be a Grief Painter™
Grief Painter™ in The Woodlands, Texas Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Grief Painter™ (grief coaching) fee is $300 (sliding scale available if you cannot afford the fee)
A Sister's Grief
"Creating my grief painting was a beautiful experience. The way Faith guided me through it made me feel so safe and warm, even though there was so much pain involved. This painting is the most wonderful thing I have ever created and it has given me a sense of closure that I could not be more grateful for." - Gracie