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Online expressive arts classes, certifications, recovery coaching, accessible yoga and wellness with all proceeds going toward providing free mental health services and homeless kits to those in need.
Intuitive Watercolor Play
Contemplative and intuitive practice meets watercolor play. Listen to audio meditations and experiment in numerous ways with your watercolors.
Mindful and Meditative Arts Certification Program
Content to complete the Mindful and Meditative Arts Facilitator and Life Coach Certification. Accredited by the Complimentary Therapists Accreditation Association.
Chakra Cards - Large
Chakra Cards - Small
Chakra Cards are created to provide you with a quick reference for balancing your energy centers with yoga asana, aroma's, foods and sound.
Sacred Self True You Value Sort Kit
Sacred Self Body Awareness Journal
For those who want to get started in the Sacred Self process, this booklet helps you keep track of your states of body awareness through body mapping.
Responsive Writing Poetry Journal
This journal of 80+ pages has space and forms for you to write reflections to your artmaking, journal thoughts prior or during artmaking in automatic writing, haiku, diamond poetry, noun/adjective, chant, I remember style and more!
Learn the basics of mindfulness and how to put together four different types of mandalas through mixed media. Workbook provided.
Resiliency Resources for Adults Working With Children
In response to the COVID19 Pandemic, I decided to create central resource page that all adults working with children could access easily. This is a freighting time for us, let alone for our children who rely on us to make them feel safe. How we teach our children how to deal with this pandemic and the hardships of it will determine if they come out alright or if we have a mass number of children impacted by traumatic stress from this series of events. Here we become resilient. FREE Course.
Mindfulness for Anxiety During Crisis
We created this course in response to the COVID19 world pandemic and the anxiety, panic and fear that is in our communities, families, selves and the world. This course, however, is a toolbox for any crisis you may experience. We'll walk you through exercises in Breathwork, Mindfulness, Moving Meditation and Therapeutic Art that help to calm the storm and help you ride the wave through turmoil. FREE Course.
A 14 day mindful drawing practice. It's a fun, easy, creative way to engage in mindfulness and moving meditations while creating intuitive art.
A minicourse using mindful art making to create calm, awareness and cool art.
Mindful Affirmation Art™
Explore the power of positive affirmation in rewiring your brain through mixed media art.
Zen Drawing and Meditative Mark Making
Learn mindfulness practices through active drawing meditation, creative intuitive expressions using a variety of drawing experiences.
Affirmation and Gratitude Practice Development
The power of the mind and it's intention can be summed up in the Law of Attraction. Affirmations harness the power of the mind, intention and declare what is, what you want and moreso what you already are. Miester Eckhart says, "If the only prayer you say is , "Thank you", it is enough." Embracing that intention, we bring our daily gratitude practice together with our affirmations with intention and purpose.
Breathwork and Meditation
Foundational practices to expand your awareness and state of well being. 29 lessons that take you through various styles and practices.
Understanding Trauma Basics
Trauma impacts 1 out of 4 people in America. Learn the basic foundations of being trauma informed, behaviors that you may see from those impacted by trauma and how adverse childhood experiences can impact you as an adult, body, mind and soul. We'll look at ACE's, brain science and become trauma sensitive while using mindfulness and expressive arts practices.
52 Affirmations to get you through the year delivered in your inbox each week.
Self Care Essentials
The importance of self care in our lives cannot be over emphasized. In this course you'll learn about the domains of self care, take your own self care assessment, learn ideas for fitting self care into your life and creating your own self care plan.
More About Mindful Creative Arts
Every act of creation is sacred. The arts allow us to express, consciously and unconsciously, what we cannot find the words to say. Whether it is self discovery, play, engaged creative mindfulness or spiritual exploration and expansion, we are here to support you on the journey.
All of our fees for courses, certifications and coaching go to fund free mental health coaching and counseling services for people without insurance or with financial need and to provide homeless kits for Kansas City street people. There are administration fees that we pay for as well like this platform to offer the services, the main website and any small bit marketing on social media we might do. None of our staff take a salary or are paid.
MCA is a mindfulness and trauma informed based expressive arts organization that provides workshops, certifications, coaching and therapy (to qualifying clients). Jessica Waters, MCI's founder has 25 years of teaching experiencing with 16 in the fine arts, 15 years of expressive arts facilitation and therapy experience and over 20 years of breathwork training and experience. She has specialty training and certifications in various areas of mental health, expressive arts and arts in health and is a certified life coach, recovery coach, prevention specialist, mediation assisted substance use professional, addictions counselor, grief specialist, clinical trauma specialist and registered psychotherapist in Colorado. She is a 2006 recipient of the President Volunteer Service Award with Children and Families. Read more about her under the "About Jessica" section.
We offer courses in basic art techniques all the way to certified facilitator specializations in mindful expressive arts. We are the only Therapeutic Art Facilitator training program in the Midwest and one of two in the entire United States.
In January we will open enrollments for the Mindful and Meditative Arts Facilitator and Life Coach Program. In Spring we will open the Level 2 Mindful and Meditative Arts Facilitator program as well as the Therapeutic Arts Facilitator and Life Coach program. All programs combined mind, body, spirit, holistic lifestyle, trauma sensitive and expressive arts experiences.