AMA Heal Your Life with the Creative Process. How Writing a Book Can Change Your Life.
By Denise DemarasAuthor, Artist, Photographer and Health and Life Coach, Founder of Art Therapeutics
Everyone needs to write a book. At least that is what they told me in school if I wanted to be successful and considered an expert. I wrote a book to promote my business and because it was on my list of goals from my childhood. But the real value in writing the book was the journey each day.
It was not an easy undertaking. There was so much to learn and unlearn, I learned. The creative process became the path I consciously entered each day. The act of writing the book taught me that you can treat the creative process as a practice – a practice like meditation or yoga. This was the way I was able to heal old wounds, connect to the heart and find clarity, direction, purpose to living life and writing a book. And of course, you have a book in the end. Writing a book changes your life when you allow your fingers to follow your heart. The Creative Process Heals We are all unique, that is a cornerstone of holistic belief, and I am a holistic peace loving personality. I’m also a little scattered at times, it’s so easy to be distracted. I saw in my work and personal life that in many ways, most people are the same, too. My background was in operating and consulting in the spa and hospitality businesses. It was there that I realized the importance of unwinding to recharge and reconnect with yourself. The transformation that many enjoy from stress to relief in a short time from a spa stay. It can seem miraculous.
It’s also undone as quickly as ‘life’ begins on Monday. That’s one of the reasons I left the business and returned to school. I wanted to find ways to stay centered personally and to teach others to do the same. I became to continue providing feel-good services. I believed and still do, that you don’t have to go anywhere to feel good, inspired, and live authentically while providing your creditors their due for your nice life.
We know that learning how to center in the midst of chaos and distraction helps us complete goals. It aids focus, reduces stress and increases creativity. A grounding practice also improves health and keeps life inspired.
It’s been an interesting road to founding Art Therapeutics. It began a long time ago when I found drawing as a way to process the many surprising and scary changes of a disruptive childhood. Life can be unpredictable and interesting; scary or exciting. That is how the creative process helped me reshape chaos and confusion.
Creative living can keep life adventurous and experimental. As I mentioned before, life can be distracting at times. So learning to work with it included learning formally and informally centering and self-healing methods. School provided certifications to teach meditation, mindfulness, art, and creativity for healing, herbology, aromatherapy, coaching, nutrition and more. The path to holistic living was long, determined and inspired. And each step of the way, creative expression, art, and writing, kept me processing and helped me find my center.
I wrote a book. The book was about self-healing methods and included many paintings as well as a card deck. It was a monster project I learned a lot and healed even more. The book was appropriately titled, Heal from Your Heart with Breath Rhyme and Art and at the last minute, I added a companion deck of cards. This was a long and
The creative process is a powerful path to your heart and inner peace.
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