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Journaling is creative medicine for yourself, life & soul.

Lay your burdens down on paper to fly

We all need healing and this creative journal course offers a natural, archetypal & powerful path to transform & heal yourself, family, community & world. As we face unprecedented depression & disassociation, you are called to embark on a 3 month journey that is evidence-based & time-tested to increase health & wellbeing.
A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to "become". It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream.
brad wilcox
Journaling embodies soul so you can dialogue & take flight through inner images

Depth Psychology + Creativity

This is a dialogue between you & YOU that unites mind & body, heart & soul

to heal inside & out

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
christina baldwin

Discover your voice & vision: BE yourSELF 

While this is an archetypal or universal path, it is paradoxically yours and yours alone. For, only you can find your way though the inner psychological terrain of your soul's essence to BEcome who you really are. Come on a journey to:
  • Learn the Art of Making an Art Journal (from gathering supplies to writing and adding color, collage . . . )
  • Develop Basic Creative & Depth Psychological Skills (from active imagination to amplification and shadow work)
  • Discover ways to work and play with images from dreams, visions, and synchronicities in your life
  • Explore your deep unconscious and learn how to navigate through instinct, intellect & intuition
  • Create a map of your Journey to chart your WAY to see where you have been, are and want to go
  • Receive a Certification in Creative Journaling to apply professionally or toward your Soul Space path

12 weeks & examples

Each week an example guides you to overcome creative blocks, create a place & state of receptive reverie, learn to embody the soul's symbolic images in art and enter them in dialogue to discover an inner landscape of buried treasure. 
The collective unconscious connects you to the power of the soul to heal the world as a whole, bringing images for you and the time we live in. When you embody these in images, you embody soul.

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leverage the creative unconscious to heal

30% + psychological 

Studies show anti-depressant & anxiety medication is only 10% effective while the placebo effect of belief is 30% effective. Art journaling leverages your power to retell your story based on a belief in your ability to heal through self-discovery, compassion, power & acceptance (love). Combining psychotherapy & art therapy with the effectiveness of prayer, mindfulness, visualization & meditation, this is a powerful way to reimagine health to help us heal and navigate our current crisis.
Writing is medicine...an appropriate antidote to injury. It is an appropriate companion for any difficult change. 
Julia cameron

Reflect. Write. Imagine. Create

Heal your body through a body of art. (You don't have to understand how.) Art works in ways that are mysterious and unconscious to create positive change.  
  • We will help you unlock your inner potential of the unconscious as an ally
  • Boost your confidence
  • The skills you need to become a real professional. Thrive in your career.
  • The #1 Course to Land a Job in Design. All necessary tools are included
  • Learn how to create amazing products for Beginners & Advanced professionals
  • Learn the tools used by the world's top professionals
Process the trauma of deep wounds & the shadow cast in the body through a body of art to fully embody your life.
Process Trauma
Allow the creative spirit to flow into you for greater vision, power & purpose to retell your story & BE.
Deep BEcoming
Leverage the link between the personal & collective unconscious to heal yourself, family & community.
Collective Healing
Make art to create  soul, embodying its intuitive power & wisdom in yourSelf and life to serve the world.
Soul Integration
Being traumatized is not just an issue of being stuck in the past; it is just as much a problem of not being fully alive in the present...Self-regulation depends on having a friendly relationship with your body.
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Soul makes you whole.

This deep self-care heals you by helping your see, understand, accept and integrate the parts of yourself and life that you cannot identify with. Buried in the unconscious, these fragments and memories are gathered by harvesting your soul's images in art and creativity. This process touches and redresses core wounds that lie at the heart of your complexes, mining the rich soil of your unconscious to embrace lost parts, buried and cast in shadow. You need all of these pieces to reclaim your power and soul. On a fundamental level this is a soul retrieval and marriage. 

Follow a healing path

On this creative path, we follow in the footsteps of artists and seekers from the past and present who have walked it through the ages to create a renaissance or rebirth in themselves and the world. Following different examples from different traditions helps us explore and experience the breadth and depth of the soul's archetypal pathway as a creative form of transformation. While we follow in archetypal footsteps, we find our way through the interweaving of synchronicity and story to our own mythic characters and images. 
overview of course learning outcomes

Benefits for Mind, Body & Soul

Creative Skill Set

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Embodied Practice

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An Introduction to this PATH

Getting to know Heather and the PATH
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Who is this path for? A: Everyone

No art "skills" are required or even relevant. This class is about deep transformation. It is ideal for anyone who seeks their: life purpose or soul's calling; a deeper relationship to themselves, others, and their soul; a connection to the unity that underlies reality; and an abiding love that comes from realizing that you indwell an animate or ensouled cosmos. This is not a superficial path for the feint of heart, but a depth experience.

This course comes with a discussion group

Creative Toolkit

Beyond art techniques and skills, you will learn fundamental depth psychological ideas and practices to navigate the terrain of your inner essence, fantasies & memories, reconciling opposites of conscious and unconscious, personal & collective through:
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Dreams

Capture the details & emotions to return to & integrate in your life

Amplification

Explore mythic, historical, cultural & personal elements in emergent unconscious art

Soul Dialogue

Engage the inner characters of your story and psyche in soulful active imagination

Creative Flow

Allow the ongoing flow of images to guide you upon an ongoing healing journey
Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves as whole and complete. 
C G Jung

The soul's energy is creative.

When we tap into the soul we tap into our ability to create, reflecting the creative nature of the soul. Our creativity can take different forms of expression in gardening or painting, poetry or sculpting, and it reflects the unique qualities and characteristics of your soul: of you. Art is a path of creativity connecting your soulful creative nature to Nature or Creation itself. 
"Every artist dips his brush in his soul and paints his own nature into his paintings." Henry Ward Beecher

Basic Questions

Do you need to know how to draw and other questions. (No)
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What are people saying . . .

This coursework is deep psycho-active or soul activating creativity. It is often described as life changing, offering the gift of getting to know your soul and yourself. It is not easy, but it is profoundly rewarding and life affirming, touching upon the core of who you are and why you are here. At its foundation this art is about your heart's purpose and soul's call.

Heather Taylor-Zimmerman, PhD

Following in the soul's footsteps

Heather has been called to walk the transformative path of the Soul of Creativity. Having spent decades in self and soul-directed exploration as a professional artist and seeker, she has taught this process in college classes and workshops. With a doctoral degree in archetypal psychology on art as a transformative process (based on Jung's Red Book), she is passionate about the transformative power of creativity. is a playful seeker, explorer, and inspirer who combines eco, art, and play therapy in a healing and teaching path that is embodied and natural.

Archetypal Examples

Following those who have gone before

While Heather has researched the soul's creativity to walk and lead others on this path, your soul is your real guide. Combining cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, this path's deep magic is the soul. It is the soul you follow and only you can connect to your soul (You). The heart of this path is your relationship with your soul that connects you with your greater Self.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A structure that creates soul

Each week you walk on stepping stones that introduce fundamental concepts and skillsets that connect your creative nature to the creative nature of the soul, as you journey toward the Self. These steps take you into the unconscious through coursework that is patterned to help you trust the process and enter into deeper relationship to soul. Each week you will get a new video to watch, a visual text to view, and a downloadable workbook chapter to explore, leading to the last 2 months in which you dive deeper into your art, with Red Book readings and emergent group discussion. Activities and creative prompts are woven throughout the coursework to help you bring it to life in YOUR LIFE.

Circles of Support

This process is contained by your soul along with 3 circles of support that expand with you as you create your opus. Each is designed to offer a different level of containment as you individuate into yourself and group. To create these circles, you can make subgroups in the social media hub. Additionally, we will have a course specific group that will have access. This is what you make of it, so reach out and create your healing web. 

Alone

You travel alone

You need to be alone with your soul.

Partner

A partner helps to mirror you.

Journey with a partner to mirror you.

Group

A circle to discuss and reflect.

An inner circle supports your growth

Creating a container

Additional containment comes from creating sacred space in an art studio, creativity altar, and in your art which can be seen as your "church" and "cathedral," housing your soul. In these spaces you create a place of renewal and retreat for you to come back to again and again, whether creating art, lighting a candle, meditating, or doing gentle yoga. These spaces help to cocoon you as an alchemical container of transformation throughout your process, nurturing your creative practice in your body and a body of art. Additionally, a container will be created with a circle ritual that opens and closes the class along with an individual session with me to open and close your personal transformation. 

Coursework and play . . .

Each week your content drops down for you below.

The map is not the landscape

Just like the saying that the map is not the land, this path and the landscape you cover are unique to your experience. Still, a map can help you orient and find your way. So, we begin with creating a container or space for our creativity, gathering our supplies and centering ourselves in our soul. From there, each week brings a new lesson that characterizes the stage of the path, from ethics to shadow work to your soul's symbolic language. It is essential that you not know where you are going (so you can appreciate it when you get there and also feel like you are lost). Yet, you can trust that every week has guidance established to help you. Like participants in a trust building exercise, you need to lean into this. 

A 3 month journey to wholeness

12 steps: 1. archetypal Identity; 2. journal techniques; 3. words & images; 4. ritual & reverie; 5. myth making; 6. active imagination; 7. healing wounds; 8. psychological landscape; 9. mandalas; 10. ancestry; 11. movements; and 12. future vision

A 3 month journey

Create a transformative healing habit. 

A trailhead to the imagination

As you walk you activate your imagination and open to the symbolic guidance of the soul in synchronicity, dreams, and visions. You are dreaming yourself awake and learning to see the waking world as if in a dream through the symbolic sight and insight of your soul. Opening to an archetypal perspective, you begin to perceive the mythic story that underpins your life, guiding you on a path both within and without. As you move through the course, each week's lesson will "show up" and reveal itself in living images and experiences that deepen your insight. 

1 You are an Artist

Confront judgement, fear, and Self-Doubt to claim the creative power of your soul.

2 Learn Techniques

Explore stamping, writing, calligraphy, painting, color, texture, line &  composition

3 Words & Images

Play with the example of illuminated manuscripts & Hildegard of Bingen

4 Ritual & Reverie

Create a space of ritual & reverie through inner guidance & intuition 

5 Mythopoesis

JRR Tolkien
Myth-Making & fantasy are fundamental to our story & the creative imagination.

6 Active Imagination

C G Jung
Soul dialogue through active imagination to receive & record inner guidance 

7 Healing Wounds

Frida Kahlo
Core wounds offer a way to heal complexes embodied in an alchemical body of art

8 Soul Landscape

Stewart & Holah
Soul knowledge is cartographic, a map of an inner unconscious landscape

9 Mandala Healing

Christiana Morgan
Circular images of wholeness emerge in art as images of order in chaos

10 Ancestry

Faith Ringhold
Return to cultural roots to connect to your ancestral legacy in art & creativity.

11 Movement

Keith Harding
Play with adventure, gesture, action & composition to convey your story.

12 Journey On

Your favorite artist
Continue to seek inspiration in your dreams images, symbols & synchronicities.

Get comfortable

Step 1

Beginning your journal practice. Images as the soul's language.

Automatic Writing

Step 2

Finding your way to journal.

Archetypal Voice

Step 3

Beginning your journal practice. Images as the soul's language.

Embodied Words

Step 4

Beginning your journal practice. Images as the soul's language.

Your soul brings you a vision 

Jung said that you cannot go directly into the unconscious but if you create unconsciously with your hands your soul would bring you a vision. Imagination has the roots magi for magic and image and it is the heart of this visionary path. As you walk you are activating your imagination and remembering how to play with your soul's images that guide you. Open your eyes, heart, and mind to a new way of seeing and being. Learn to navigate by starlight through the dark night of the soul.

Archetypal Psychology + Creativity

Soul Path
The soul leads us to deep transformation and self-realization in ways that are creative and imaginative. 
Called by your soul through images from dreams, visions and the imagination, you are transformed in a process of deep soul care and soul relationship embodied in art.
Soul Love
The soul leads us to love which is the soul's greatest gift, reflecting their ability to unite opposites.
Just as Jung received a crown that said love never ends, we are guided to our own realization of self and soul love. What this looks and feels like is unique to each person.
Self Care
Self-care tends to your whole Self, gathering forgotten and repressed fragments of your soul from the past.
Receive tools that will support you to release unconscious patterns of self-doubt and neglect that lead to imbalance and disease. Down time is essential for creative growth.
Self Love
Gain the courage, confidence, and capacity of your soul to express Self-love for who YOU are.
Self-love is rooted in radical and deep acceptance of your uniqueness--how you are different. It is embodied in the unique qualities that are yours and yours alone.

Your soul's creative nature

Images connect our nature to nature because we are a part of nature. So these courses work and play with the nature of our body. Using the picture superiority effect to draw upon our evolution and orientation to vision, the coursework combines visual and verbal imagery in ways that have been proven to maximize our whole brain and body learning. Just as images are the wealth and language of the soul, they are the language we speak in our creativity throughout the coursework. You are learning the unique language of your soul's images that are both visual and verbal.

Soul advice: "drop into your heart"

In our modern world we have become head-centered, dismissing emotion and intuition as inferior feminine ways of knowing. In a very real way, this path leads from head to heart, reconnecting inner masculine and feminine ways of knowing in a union or coniunctio that alchemically unites above and below, spirit and matter. This is a path to wholeness that integrates all parts of our being in newly discovered yet ancient embodied ways of knowing rooted in the earth.

The soul speaks in images

The soul's communication is symbolic and imagistic, embodied and imaginal. Jung said that his soul did not have speech centers and let her use his to speak, and studies have found that during spiritual experiences speech is not generated in normal speech centers. Nor is core wounding reached by speech. Both are accessed through the imagistic and embodied language of the soul. So, this soul path combines visual and verbal imagery in the way of the soul (the picture superiority effect) in which words are symbolic and metaphoric images, combined with visual art.