"Our first teacher is our heart."
Come to connect with your Creative Soul, with the Divine Creator and with Yourself.
Online, self paced, courses that offer tons of creating opportunities, mindfulness, therapeutic art, intuitive based, process oriented art practices.
Our programs are 100% online, self paced and you have lifetime access. There is no time limit to completion. For our Mindful and Meditative Facilitator Certification Program, upon completion of the MMA program you receive complementary credentialing for the first year through IMMAAA due to our status. The each program requires passing quizzes at a 80% accuracy rate, a portfolio of your work that you complete. Some programs require actually facilitating a session (either live or virtual) and working with a client 1:1. Support is provided throughout the program electronically and you can always schedule coaching sessions.
We don't just leave you to figure out how to teach. We teach you how to teach from experienced educators. Demonstration videos of actual workshops are provided within the content of many of our facilitator programs. All our programs come with workbooks and abundant downloads for your use with clients or for self discovery.
Our programs are different because they infuse Sacred Ritual, Energy Medicine and Transpersonal Metaphysical components into your lessons and learning.
Our Trauma Informed, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Based, Mindful and Meditative Art Program is certified by three international organizations and upon graduation of the program you are eligible to receive registration through CTAA as a Mindful and Meditative Art Facilitator. You are also eligible through IMMA to apply for membership as a recognized Mindfulness Teacher or Coach. We are a High Quality program through the International Mindful and Meditative Art Accreditation Association (IMMAAA) and you also receive free credentialing through them with no renewal fees. They have several levels of credentials that correspond with your education and background.
Therapeutic Mandala Practitioner Program
Learn how to use mandalas therapeutically through expressive arts modalities, mindfulness and ritual.
Trauma Informed, MBSR Based Expressive Arts Facilitator and Coaching Program
250 hour program, accredited by CTAA, IMMA and IMMAAA with High Quality Program Designation
Mindful and Meditative Mandala Specialist Certification
Create, learn and explore ritual, multiple modalities of using moving meditations with artmaking.
Therapeutic Expressive Arts Facilitator Certification Program
All Three Certification Programs Bundle
Sacred Stitch Path Certified Practitioner Program
Learn the Sacred Stitch practice that encompasses meditative, intuitive and contemplative practice and ritual.
About Our Courses
Art making is a mixture of contemplative and meditative practice, stream of consciousness creating, mediumship, and processing the mystical experience of the Divine. It is a Sacred act of expression and creation. It is also freeing, fun and exploratory. Art is an expression of pain and the healing process - repurposed, reused for the gifts that it has given as well. Our expressive art workshops are exploratory, play based and reflective. We utilize numerous methods and believe that art is a means for healing and happiness as well as, maybe most predominantly, regeneration of spirit and a spiritual practice.
Our courses and programs have a major focus in the integration of process art, energywork and intuitive development, and expressive exploration with play. All programs include reflection, trauma sensitive mindfulness instruction, direct instruction in how to design your lessons and facilitate session (certification paths only), downloadables (over 1000 pages of content and workbooks with the Trauma Informed, Mindfulness Based Expressive Arts Facilitator Program) and contemplative exercises. Our Therapeutic Art programs focus on self discovery, emotional regulation development and mindfulness development in a MBSR and MMFT tradition. Programs teach you about facilitating non-clinical therapeutic art sessions with are perfect for those who are not therapists. It also can enhance any therapeutic process for clinicians and educators.
How long do I get to work on your program content?
You have lifetime access to the programs for CTEA's lifetime. Programs are self paced so you can go as fast or slow as you wish.
Do you have payment plans?
We offer select payment plans on certain programs and bundles. The price of the payments reflects the increased fees we are charged in order to offer the plan. We encourage people who cannot afford the current plans to reach out about potential scholarship options.
Are you always accepting enrollment?
Yes! We have rolling enrollment so you van enroll in a program any time.
What does ancient wisdom mean?
Good question! I means we pull from the knowledge and wisdom of traditional animist, shamanic, indigenous and earth based practices, mind body concepts from Ayurveda, Qi Gong, Yoga, element concepts from TCM and more.
Do the Therapeutic Art programs certify or license me to be an art therapist?
No. They do not. In the U.S. you must complete a master's program or counseling program in art therapy or professional counseling. If you choose the latter, then you have to do additional studies in art therapy. Art therapy is different than therapeutic art. While they may sound like they are the same, art therapy is a highly trained field. Therapeutic art experience can be done by anyone. They are particularly helpful for people who work in human services, education, counselors, yogi's, youth leaders, those working in geriatric populations, palliative care and hospice centers, Death Doula's, life coaches and more. They can be primary or add on services to what you already offer as well.
Are these programs Accredited?
Yes! We actually are accredited by three different accrediting bodies throughout the world. CTAA in the UK, IMMA in Australia and IMMAAA in the United States. We are a designated Highly Qualified Program for Mindful and Meditative Art Facilitation Programs. These are accreditations by associations not by governing bodies like a college of higher education.
What if I want 1:1 coaching?
Jessica has limited times that she offers coaching sessions for students. Email us and let's see if she has a time that would fit your needs. Sessions are 30-60 minutes depending on your budget.