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ART CREATE MEDITATE - Healing & Nurturing Our Inner Child- October Series

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The Sanctuary @ Lynne Murfin MD

280 7015 Macleod Trail SW

Calgary, AB T2H 2K6


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Explore creativity on a new level!

This month’s series of ART CREATE MEDITATE invites you to dive deep into your mediation and yoga, allowing that to guide you to uncover the subconscious psyche using ART CREATION as your vessel. Taught by certified Art Therapist, Integrative Body Psychotherapist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Charmaine Husum (Livedeep Kaur) gently guides you on this inner journey. www.centreoftheheart.com

No Artistic experience is necessary and all materials included.

Join us for four weeks in November 6, 13, 20(pending) & 27 at The Sanctuary Space, located within Lynne Murfin MD Functional Medicine Clinic: 280-7015 McLeod Trail SW in Calgary, AB. Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

November's Theme is: Healing & Nurturing Our Inner Child

Something we all share is that we used to be children. Some of us were blessed with wonderful childhoods where others may have struggled with various abuses, being misunderstood, not being heard, continuously being told to behave, be quiet, and more. What happens to us in our younger years affects us greatly as adults. As children, we develop ways to cope and adapt to our surroundings that may be of great benefit in keeping us feeling safe but as adults these coping mechanisms grow into behavioural patterns that do not support our greatest growth and expansion.

In this series, we will be tapping into and acknowledging, without judgment, patterns we used to take care of us as children. By bringing these to light, we will be able to move and transcend these areas that may now be causing blockages to our ultimate happiness and acceptance of who we are and how far we have come.

I invite you to join us for this powerful series Exploring & Nurturing our Inner Child.

WHEN: Wednesday November 6, 13, 20(pending) & 27 .

TIME: 6:30- 9:00 pm.

COST: $175 / series. $49 / class

WHERE: The Sanctuary Space at Lynne Murfin MD Functional Medicine Clinic

280-7015 McLeod Trail SW, Calgary

REGISTRATION: Call the clinic at 587-390-0180 or eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-create-meditate-october-series-tickets-73033686723


Theme: Attachment Patterning

Meditation: Meditation to Heal Childhood Memories and Attachment

Art Directive: Mandala Creation


Theme: Finding Your Voice

Meditation: Understanding and Moving Childhood Patterning

Art Directive: Drawing Your Inner Child with Your Non-Dominant Hand


Theme: Tapping In and Releasing Inner Anger

Meditation: Meditation to Release Childhood Anger

Art Directive: Using Clay to Move Strong Emotions


Theme: Integrating our Child and Adult Selves.

Meditation: Kriya for a Renewed Self Concept

Art Directive: Self Portraits with our Inner Child

Art Therapist and Kundalini Yoga teacher, Charmaine Husum (Livdeep Kaur) uses a delicate blend of Kundalini yoga, Art Therapy and Somatic work to access balance with the hemispheres of the brain. Both Art Therapy and Kundalini Yoga activate neurotransmitters to create and sustain new pathways to health and happiness. With a trauma-focused approach that believes in your personal power to heal, evolve and thrive in the face of adversity, change and daily stresses, Charmaine’s dedication to continued exploration into the power of these modalities will support you in your own path to healing, health and happiness. www.centreoftheheart.com

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self esteem and self awareness, and achieve insight.

Art therapy uses the creation of art as a primary mode of expression and communication (American Art Therapy Association, 2013). It integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with the creative process to improve mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes referred to as creative arts therapy or expressive arts therapy, it encourages people to express and understand emotions through artistic expression and the creative process.

By making art in a spontaneous way, one is able to bring unconscious feelings to consciousness. Art Therapy can help a person give expression to their feelings and hidden inner conflicts that they may not have words for. As one creates, they are able to uncover aspects of self that may be locked in the body. When people are then able to associate feelings verbally to the artwork created, the therapy speeds up recovery.

The idea of using art in psychotherapy has been around since the early days of Carl Jung. This modality of healing has continued to grow and expand showing people how the benefits of making art in a safe, secure setting can be. It is through the making of art that feelings trapped inside the body can be moved and expanded on, bringing an awareness to ourselves that was before uncovered.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is described as the Yoga of Awareness or Householders’ Yoga, accessible to all. It is a powerful science that rewires neurotransmitters in the brain working on not only the physical body but also the nervous, endocrine and glandular systems.

A large focus within the practice, for instance, is the drishti or eye-gaze during meditations and postures (asanas). When the eye gaze is focused behind closed lids between the eyebrows (third eye), a pressure builds in this region activating the pituitary and pineal master glands. This works to regulate the whole body and increases serotonin and other neurotransmitter levels to bring a calming, happy, peace to the mind. Through regulating hormones and the glandular system, Kundalini yoga strengthens, heals and changes the brain, body and the way we respond to stresses in our lives.

Another fascinating component of Kundalini yoga is its ability to remove emotional blocks within the body. As life goes on, traumatic and stressful moments we experience become lodged within our bodies. Without opportunities for safe and healthy release, these memories and ways we develop to cope in the world slowly become a part of our personality. Although we may have needed these coping mechanisms at one or more times in our life, often they become a source of pain, as they no longer serve the purpose they once did. For instance, maybe you were bullied as a child and now find yourself on guard and ready to attack when provoked, when in reality the threat is no longer with you. Perhaps as a child you were scolded or even physical reprimanded by your parents for being “too loud” or “acting out” and this has created a deep-seated fear within you to speak up for your self in the world. Maybe this stifling of your voice and spirit has even created a thyroid condition or goiter? These emotions in the body are real and will eventually manifest into physical ailments. By bringing mindful awareness to the body and facilitating release through postures, mantra and meditation, we are invited to let go of these parts that no longer serve us and hold us back from living life to our fullest potential. In this way, Kundalini Yoga can bring about strong releases of emotion that help to clear the subtle bodies that sustain and support our soul’s path.

In Conclusion

By combining Art Therapy approaches and Kundalini Yoga, I invite you to experience the profound healing that both modalities offer. No artistic expertise is needed and there is never any pressure to fold like a pretzel or push yourself beyond what is safe for your own body. Honouring and listening to your body and allowing space for feelings and messages to arise is all that is required for you to step into a new way of being in the world.

May all beings be Blessed,

Livdeep Kaur (Charmaine Husum)

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280 7015 Macleod Trail SW

Calgary, AB T2H 2K6


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