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Expressive Art Facilitator Shelley Klammer

Sample Course Lessons

The Freedom of PlayThe Freedom of Play
By Shelley Klammer
A sample lesson from the e-course Empower Yourself with Creativity

Interviews

Shelley Klammer Interview
Read Shelley's inspiring responses to questions about her work and the melding of art, psychology, creativity, and spirituality in this exclusive Creative Careers in the Arts feature.

Articles

Integrating Emotional Pain
By Shelley Klammer
Feeling what is arising inside of you, without trying to change it, is the most profoundly courageous thing you can do as human being.

The 30 Day Inner Child Challenge
By Shelley Klammer
Inner child drawings are a profound way to access aspects of the emotionally arrested childhood and teenage parts of your psyche that you may not normally pay attention to.

The Search for Unconditional Love
By Shelley Klammer
On a deep level we are angry that we were not unconditionally loved as children, and this anger can saliently block our creativity and our forward creative movement.

Blocked Creativity and Blocked Emotions
By Shelley Klammer
If you are feeling blocked creatively, what stands between you and your most spontaneous and joyful creativity is your own unacknowledged emotional pain.

Living Into Your Creative Vision
By Shelley Klammer
We all have a higher creative vision to live into. We all have inklings that pressure us from the inside, to be lived, and breathed, and created into this world.

The Creativity of Suffering
By Shelley Klammer
Life Calls Us to the Total Expression of All Feelings; The Light and Dark of Creative Inspiration; Young Spirituality Tries to Be all "Positive"; The Thoughts that Torture and the Feelings that Cleanse.

The Creativity of Death
By Shelley Klammer
Because we live in a world of evidence and facts, most people are very cautious about sharing stories of their personal relationship with the Divine that is ever trying to reveal itself in our daily lives.

Creation is Slow
By Shelley Klammer
Growth is Slow; The Challenge of Boredom; The Simplicity of Presence; Acute Attention Begins in the Body; When We Accept Ourselves We Will Grow.

The Creation of the False Self
By Shelley Klammer
On Our Two Selves, Our Problems are the Architecture of our Personality, The Maturity of the True Self, The Creation of the False Self, and We are Forever Children in our False Selves.

Larger Creative Life Patterns
By Shelley Klammer
If we choose to do our inner work it becomes possible to open up to the mythic higher self — replete with insights, intuitions and larger visions and plans for our life.

Honesty is Creative
By Shelley Klammer
On Love, Reclaiming Dignity, The Gift of Self-Honesty, Vulnerability is Courageous, and the pitfalls of self-protection from "The Untethered Soul" by Michael A. Singer.

Creativity and Dementia
By Shelley Klammer
Excerpted from my e-book "How to Start an Art Program for the Elderly."

Creative Life Force
By Shelley Klammer
A discussion on creative clearing, exploring intensity, ego (mind) creativity vs. the intuitive (body) creativity of the soul, tamping down the creative life force, and living life as a canvas.

Creatively Persist
By Shelley Klammer
We are all part of the grand interplay of light and dark. Anything that is left unaccepted inside will be experienced "out there" in the world.

Creative Self-Empowerment
By Shelley Klammer
To be truly creative and effective in our everyday lives we must cultivate our own empowerment.

Self-Acceptance with Expressive Art
By Shelley Klammer
The unconscious contents of our minds comprise everything that we do not accept about ourselves.

Expressing Vulnerability with Creativity
By Shelley Klammer
We all have a social mask we present to the world but if this is the only part we live in we can easily feel hollow inside, empty of depth and meaning.

Creative Essence
By Shelley Klammer
We need to find ways to let go of our regular ways of thinking so that we can participate in life creatively and spontaneously.

The Art of Writing a Book
By Shelley Klammer
Reviewing Naomi Rose's Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You.

The Art Habit
By Shelley Klammer
I am enamoured with creativity as a daily spiritual practice. I follow my curiosities to see where they will lead me.

Creativity as Play
By Shelley Klammer
Play is never a waste of time. It happens when we let ourselves go beyond the rules and expectations of everyday life.

Creativity and the Shadow
By Shelley Klammer
Working with people with acquired brain injuries has led me to question what is "bad" and what is acceptable.

The Creativity of the Moment
By Shelley Klammer
The light dances on the pool and suddenly I understand that it is not what I do and accomplish but my attention to the creativity of the moment that moves and transforms my life.

Intuitive Collage
By Shelley Klammer
We are all born creative and our souls ache to be truthful and original. Anyone can touch into their deeper feelings, insights and desires through spontaneous collage.