We started this organization to make a difference. We do every single day, changing lives for the better through online, self paced and virtual -live therapeutic art, sacred spiritual workshops, courses and certifications, through the counseling services we provide & our warm kits for the homeless.
IMMAAA provides high standards of education for the new field of Mindful & Meditative Arts, credentialing facilitators, teachers, certified professionals and registered Mindful & Meditative Art therapists for those who qualify. Accreditation of programs through the organization requires meeting rigorous standards for the education programs offered in mindful creative art training and adherence to a code of ethics.
We also are accredited programs through the Complimentary Therapists Accreditation Association (UK) and the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance (AUS). Graduates from our programs can qualify as Mindfulness or Meditation Teachers and in the UK as complimentary art therapists. Our programs do NOT license or provide art therapy completion requirements that meet licensure requirements in the U.S. or other countries and is not a licensure program for art therapy or counseling .
"Each woman has potential access to Rio Abajo Rio, this river beneath the river. She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayermaking, singing, drumming, active imagination, or any activity which requires an intense altered consciousness. A woman arrives in this world-between-worlds through yearning and by seeking something she can see just out of the corner of her eye. She arrives there by deeply creative acts, through intentional solitude, and by practice of any of the arts."
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Every act of creation is sacred. The arts allow us to express, consciously and unconsciously, what we cannot find the words to say. Whether it is self discovery, play, engaged creative mindfulness or spiritual exploration and expansion, we are here to support you on the journey.
We help you explore using mindfulness and contemplative practices through exploring and tapping into your intuitive, inner artist. The emphasis isn't on formal instruction, but on allowing, experiencing, noticing, connection and developing an open channel within for a stream of consciousness, intuitive experience through mindfulness, meditation and contemplative practice. It's process not product oriented.
Our fees are low to keep trainings and events accessible as a center for mental wellness. Scholarships are provided on a limited basis. Once the bills are paid, fees go to providing counseling , substance abuse and coaching services to clients across the U.S. and fund care kits for the homeless.
From the basics of mindfulness to Intuitive Painting, we offer it online, self paced and it helps the homeless. Learn Mindful Art processes like process oriented mandalas, meditative mark making, NeuroMeditative Art, our exclusive Sacred Self Series and more, in a variety of media ranging from watercolor to fibers. We embrace contemplative, mindfulness based, Dharma, Shamanic, intuitive and therapeutic art making in an expressive arts, multimodal way.
Learn about our online, self paced certification paths in Mindful Art Certification for everyone, art experience or not. Learn to leave your inner critic at the door and develop confidence in working with your intuition without direct, step by step, directions to recreate a product. Our process encourages you to explore meaning in your work that moves you. Classes are accredited by the Complimentary Therapists Accreditation Association (CTAA), the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance (IMMA) and the International, Mindful & Meditative Art Accreditation Association (IMMAAA). We have received the designation of High Quality Program with Highly Qualified Instructors. All graduates receive complimentary initial application. Low cost but great quality, with a payment plan available.
We host varying live events for mental wellness, workshops and groups on Eventbrite and Zoom, both as virtual live workshops and as online, self paced workshops that have Zoom calls for sharing.
Your fees, sales and donations go to support our existence providing accessible counseling to those with no insurance and warm/hygiene kits to homeless women and those living on the streets in Kansas City, MO. We offer original books, limited edition original artworks, original music and guided meditations, bee pollinating seed packs, and various other items as well as offer Lazarus Naturals high quality CBD tinctures and softgels for sleep, anxiety, stress and pain management, personalized, essential oil blends and herbal medicine teas for your specific mental wellness and inflammation needs, earseeds, acupressure guides and Cleansing Ritual Bundles and Blessing Ceremonies.
Enrollment is open for our Mindful Meditative Art Facilitator and Coaching Certification Program. Learn more about mindful creative art training Accredited by three different accrediting bodies including a Highly Quality Program Designation from the International Mindful & Meditative Art Accreditation Association.
We're a center for mental wellness, that's a small project, but we've already helped nearly 1000 people in Colorado and Missouri since 2020. We've provided low cost and free mental health and coaching services 40 people this year. Doesn't sound like much? Remember... we're small. Hygiene and warm kits are the rest.
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firstname.lastname@example.org www.artworkheals.org 303-960-5555 Counseling services in Missouri, Colorado, Vermont and Oregon. Coaching services globally. Live, in-person classes in the Kansas City Metro area including Lawrence, KS. We are a 501c3 org.