(S5)Awakening the Creative Spirit: Expressive Arts and Spiritual Direction Betsey Beckman, MM; Christine Valters Paintner, PhD

The expressive arts honor the multiple ways of knowing available to us and use different art modalities to grow in awareness of the sacred dimension of experience. Together we will engage simple, yet profound, ways of using art-making, writing, voice, and movement as practical tools that can be used in spiritual direction. Betsey Beckman, MM, and Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, live in Washington, USA, and are coauthors of Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Expressive Arts to Spiritual Direction published by Morehouse Press for the Spiritual Directors International book series.