INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY® TEACHER + MENTOR
Caroline has always been moved by the power of raw expression and storytelling through image, language, design, and movement. She is inspired by nature, the intersection of art and science, deep conversation, paradox, heart wisdom, and love as a way toward healing.
Having only dabbled with creating visual art throughout her life, Caroline found herself committing to a creative path in 2016 when a series of synchronistic events lead her to the art of Shiloh Sophia. She followed her soul's call to study with Shiloh in the life-transforming Color of Woman program and completed the certification in 2017.
Painting and Intentional Creativity® has supported Caroline’s personal mind-body-spirit healing journey in profound ways, and opened up a new world both personally and professionally for her. This opening has allowed her to blend a passion for creativity with wisdom gained through lived experience and formal training gained along her path.
Caroline has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and received awards for high academic achievement in nursing education, and was recognized for her achievement as a student of Indigenous ancestry. Caroline has worked in the Mental Health and Addiction field for the past decade. She is a graduate of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, founded by Lissa Rankin, MD, and is certified to guide others through the Six Steps to Healing Yourself program. Additionally, Caroline is a certified Jikiden Reiki practitioner.
Caroline was born and raised in Prince Rupert, a small town on the rugged North-Coast of British Columbia, Canada. She currently lives in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island, BC, sharing a home with her husband, kids, and fur-babies.
WHAT IS INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY®?
Intentional Creativity® is a tool for awakening to our deepest truths, to assist in healing the body-mind-spirit connection, and facilitate personal and collective growth.
Intentional Creativity is taught by women certified in the method. It is rooted in the belief that we hold the power to shift and change dis-empowering stories about our past, present, and future through deliberate action using inquiry, writing, painting, guided visualization, and body awareness. It has been brought into schools and universities, hospitals, corporate settings, non-profit organizations, prisons, foster-care systems, faith-based centers, and many other community settings around the world.
Intentional Creativity is a tool for looking inward to find answers and gain clarity, and a technology that facilitates making the invisible visible. This increases self-awareness and strengthens intuition. It can open you up to expand your ways of knowing, feeling and being, regardless of where you are on your life’s path.
Intentional Creativity engages the brain, body, and heart through inquiry, asking a question while painting or drawing. When working with image and language this way, both the right and left brain are activated while being in direct communication your heart's intelligence, facilitating access to more information and an enhanced ability to process this information in an integrated, whole-being way.
The act of creating with intention can catalyze transformations, both on personal and collective levels. Think of the ripple affect!
IC has deep roots, born from a lineage of creatives beginning in the 1930s with Lenore Thomas Staus, who passed the teachings to Sue Hoya Sellers and Caron McCloud, who then passed them to my teacher, visionary artist and poet, Shiloh Sophia.