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Creativity contains the

language of the subconscious,

of its deep inner mystery

and wisdom.




Program Location:
Bridges to Recovery OP Center
1821 Wilshire Blvd., #500
Santa Monica, CA

Please send an
or call: (310) 452-7799
or (310) 264-2222
Pre-registration Required





No prior art experience is
necessary to enroll
for this workshop.


Please send an
or call: (310) 452-7799
Tamara/ BTR: (310) 264-2222







Learn how to
give voice, form, and movement to your inner discoveries.


Creative Pathways is an eight week program designed to facilitate a deeper connection with your creativity. Artists and non-artists alike are invited to participate.

Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC is a pioneer in the field of creativity and mind body medicine. She is an author, consultant, and international workshop leader, with over 20 years in the field. She currently facilitates the Art Therapy program at Bridges to Recovery in Pacific Palisades, CA, and also maintains a private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Art Therapist.

Ms. Lubbers' extensive training includes the modalities of Clinical Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Meditation, Structural Bodywork (Hellerwork), Yoga, and Ayurveda. Her own personal artistic pursuits are in the areas of the visual arts, and writing.

Ms. Lubbers' publishing credits include Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications, along with articles in Whole Life Times Magazine, Beginnings Magazine (AHNA), the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Magazine (DBSA), and B'Sherit Integrative Oncology Services Newsletter.

By participating in the Creative Pathways program, you will have the opportunity to:

Release blocks that stand in the way of greater artistic and life fulfillment.
Learn how to give voice, form and movement to your inner discoveries.
Experience greater levels of fulfillment in your life through the full expression of your creative energy.

During the eight weeks of this program participants will be encouraged to choose a creative project to work on which they will be mentored through. It isn't necessary to identify a project before enrolling, however if you have a desire to tap into your right brain, or there is a project or an area of creative expression in your life that you have been wishing to explore and putting off, this is the program for you!

A project may be chosen in any area self expression, including the visual arts, dramatic arts, music, dance and martial arts, or narrative, fictional or poetic writing, Or it may a project that is connected to leading a more creative life.

This is both a process group and an experiential group, with specially designed individual and group exercises to assist you in opening up to your wellspring of creative energy.

Week 1: Introduction to Creativity
How do we access it, and why do we want to? How
does enhancing our creativity enrich our life? How does our perception of who we are shape our relationship to creating in our lives?

Week 2: Enhancing Creativity Through Mindfulness
Mindfulness: How does being present in the moment enhance your creativity?

Week 3: Exploring Creative Blocks
How do creative blocks occur on physical, emotional/mental, spiritual levels? Explore your "Inner" and "Outer" Critics: Identify thought patterns, beliefs and relationships that no longer support your creativity.

Week 4: Creativity and Health
How are creativity and health related? Explore life's balance.

Week 5: Cultivation of Creative Energy
Clearing the way for the cultivation of creative energy.

Week 6: Deepening the Shift
Deepening the shift: Access the wisdom of life's events for greater wholeness.

Week 7: The Role of Sensory Awareness
Enhance creativity through sensory awareness: Experience the role of taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch.

Week 8: Embracing Wholeness
Embracing your wholeness: Creating Mandalas

Special Note to Health Care Professionals
Currently, continuing education contact hours and credit are granted for Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Registered Nurses, in California, for participation in the Creative Pathways program.

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Magic of Healing West

2656 29th Street, Suite 208, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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