Transpersonal Art Counsellor MCGI MBACP, HeartMath Coach, Holistic Counsellor.
We are creative and playful by nature. The truth to being creative through art and play is that we can take an idea and address it under safe and clear conditions without any fixed outcome attached. If you have stuck thoughts and feelings of frustration, anger, anxiety, depression, or grief, and are having to perform in personal and professional environments, under cultural and social settings that challenge your core principles; viewing your experiences through the creative lense of art and play could provide you with the opportunity to stand back and consider new ways of understanding, and help you to build the resilience, grow and develop the confidence to make choices that revitalise you.
I have taken myself through 17 years of self development, counselling, holistic practices, been training for 10 years in these areas, and working for peoples social and emotional betterment for 20 years. This in turn has made it possible for me to aptly support your process with integrity.
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Discovering potential, inspiring choice
Seeing and observing equips us to reflect and keep what serves us and let go of what hinders our ability to progress forward in life, by achieving this level of discernment one is empowered to grow as a creator.
The idea to grow Creativity Unmasked as a business sprung from a life experience. I was 15 years old in 1996 when my father was imprisoned in Libya under the dictator Ghaddafi, and the regime. He was imprisoned amongst many others; their crime was ‘running an independent business’. I was based in the U.K. at the time and on weekends my mother encouraged us to write to our father. The letters were faxed and delivered by my uncle who had a prison guard agree to deliver them back and forth between my father and ourselves. I managed to find a way to express myself and self regulate using art, and I quickly adapted this resourceful activity through the exchanges I made with my father. I drew portraits of my mum, the view through the window while sitting in his favourite seat, I drew instructions on how to make paper chains to decorate his cell at Christmas, we coloured our thumbs in ink and printed them on the paper and sent them to one another, I drew A4 picture posters for him to place on his wall wishing him a Happy Easter, and decorated lyrics to songs like ‘you are my sunshine’. With reference to the indestructible ‘Godzilla’ (of which I was a huge fan of as a child ) I began to address the letters ‘To Dadzula, ’ and he would address me as, ‘To Ayazula,’. These names have stayed with us to this day, and it is this that informed me that the creative exchange we took at that time created a connection that sustained us through dark times. Through my work with children in 1999 for the UN in Lebanon; I discovered that I was able to adapt my understanding of art as a tool for wellness in supporting others, and this became the start to further inquiry and discoveries.