Many of us are conditioned to fear our authentic self because it has been a place where we never felt fully seen or loved by others. Our nervous systems can tell us, “Fit in or die!” Said more softly, many of us fear that if we do not perfectly fit in with our family and social groups we will somehow not be able to survive.
Spontaneous collage is a method of creative self-mirroring that will help you to understand and love yourself more profoundly even if your unique self is not feeling supported by other people. Working spontaneously with found imagery bypasses your socially protective mind, and reveals what the deeper aspects of yourself want to express.
Intuitive collage invites all of the different aspects of yourself to come out of hiding. This collage "catharsis" course is accessible to everyone, and it challenges you to create a spontaneous collage every day for 90 days to move and release your stuck emotions from your body.
Creation without pre-planning supports you to see and integrate repressed psychological patterns that are holding your back, and it also reveals your visionary potentials. Spontaneous collage is wider than words, and it can reveal growth steps that you might not have been able to conceive of in your everyday mind.
No previous art experience or special talent is required to create an intuitive collage. Intuitive collage provides a visual window into the multiplicity of your vast inner life. Your daily collage journal can become a daily showing up on the page with a most wondrous question, "Who am I really?"
Posting Your Collages on Instagram
If you would like me to follow your collage process on Instagram hashtag #collageforselfdiscovery and tag me @shelleyklammer
What People are Saying:
"Taking Shelley's course has been very enlightening. I think I've learned more about myself in the last 12 weeks than I have in many years. It truly is an amazing process!"
"I now feel so connected to my creativity. Empowered by developing a way of 'tuning in' every day through your guidance. My collages are 'me' and are taking me where I need to go!"
"Funny but mysterious too. I love collage for this. Stuff just comes out and no matter how peculiar, it just feels right. I feel so much happier in myself. "My collage time clears stuff out of my head and through a creative channel. Spontaneous, simple, easy, done!"
"I have so found a new language and it just grows and grows."
"I knew straight away that collage was the medium for me: I can respond spontaneously, and 'feel' my way through ready-made images, colors, textures and forms. Your guidance through the weekly lessons has been invaluable - a well developed and thoughtful process of careful nurture and encouragement."
Shelley, I took your 12 week collage class starting last March, and am still making a collage religiously every day! I have worked intensively as an artist in the past, put at some point everything just stopped working and I was really stuck. I had always rejected the magazine collage therapy stuff, but I found this course to be the most interesting and freeing thing I've done in many years. The therapeutic stuff was quite cathartic and I am feeling a great deal more spontaneous in my work. So THANK YOU so much for what you do and for offering this class.
“One of the things I love the most about all of this is your stories as you present the pages for each week. You speak so openly about your life and with so much heart that it is impossible not to be inspired to let my own understanding come forth…
I realize that I hold the key to my own success and even though it's great to have outside inspiration or praise or encouragement, being inspired from the inside is worth everything."
Lessons are delivered once day after you purchase your course. You will get email reminders to view your lessons when you forget to check into the classroom. It is helpful to bookmark this link so you can review your course content whenever you want:
You will also receive a PDF of all the main weekly lessons - one per week. The collage inspirations in between are only available online.
If you do not have magazines you can create your intuitive collages online at http://www.freemix.com/
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. PDF downloads are available for each weekly lesson.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org