“Art therapy is an actual career?!?” I was in disbelief that the very thing that was helping me was something I could do professionally!
I was twenty-one when I made this discovery, and even though my heart was in the right place, I wasn’t in the position to be of service to others. I had a long road ahead regarding my own mental health and needed time to heal.
I had some real struggles as a kid, not your average stuff, including a long period of hospitalization for rare auto-immune disease and a broken home, and those hardships meant that I had to process and work through a lot of tough stuff.
Drawing in combination with mindfulness (and therapy) helped me to learn how to stay present and manage my anxiety, which was quite difficult for me at the time.
I promised to myself that when I evolved to a point that I could help others, I would.
Throughout my decade and a half long journey of therapy, I was encouraged by my therapist to use my creative tools to process emotions and troubling memories. Initially, I was resistant to the idea of it, but slowly leaned in and tried it out and over time, all those baby steps ended up really adding up.
I experimented with many different types of creative projects, including making children's books, and starting daily sketch practice that eventually lead to Buddha Doodles.
Making a Buddha Doodle helps me to deepen my understanding of and connection to mindfulness. It’s pretty easy for me to forget things, so the daily visual reminder helps me to recenter myself.
Like beginning any sort of self-care ritual after a long time of not taking care of yourself, I began to notice that Buddha Doodles were helping me feel a little better and little happier.
While I didn’t go to graduate school to receive an official art therapy degree, I have lived the experience of Art Therapy and am dedicated to passing on what I have learned to help others through my online Mindful Drawing Course.
The upcoming Spring Session (May 13th - May 24th) is the last time I am teaching the live online course until January 2020*.
Today is the last day to get the early-bird enrollment discount. Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/SpringMindfulDrawing2019
You do not need fancy computer programs or supplies to take my course.
You do not need to know how to draw (beginner’s mind is wonderful!)
You only need a pencil, paper, watercolor pastels, and a black pen!
You get access to the materials indefinitely and can take each lesson at your own pace.
All live calls are recorded and if you cannot make them, you are welcome to submit a question directly to me and I can answer it in front of the class! All recordings are uploaded to the private Mindful Drawing portal within 48 hours.
I have designed the course to help you to cultivate your very own daily creative ritual that you can fit into your busy schedule. And I will be with you every step of the way!
The live call schedule is posted at the end of this blog. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them!
Stay strong, and sparkle on!
The link to register is: http://bit.ly/SpringMindfulDrawing2019
Love & Doodles,
“The Mindful Drawing course has been so wonderful for me as it is truly my first exposure to "art"...in its simplest form.” -Mary
“Thanks Molly for giving me the confidence to do this!” -Aggie
“I feel so excited to have a new fun hobby now!” -Christie
Live Call Schedule:
- May 13th at 8:00am PST/ 11:00am EST
- May 20th at 8:00am PST/ 11:00am EST
- BONUS call on May 29th at 8:00am PST/ 11:00am EST
- Each call lasts about one hour.
- Recordings are uploaded to the private membership area within 48 hours.
- Please use TimeandDate.com to figure out what time it will be at where you live.
* I am not teaching another Mindful Drawing Course online until January 2020 due to the demands of my production schedule in the last half of this year.