Healing through Art & Imagery


Join me in the Soulgarden Studio and explore mind/body healing or find balance and direction using expressive arts processes including painting with acrylics, oil pastels, clay, mask making, collage, creative writing, movement and sound.  Working with images that emerge through creative processes provide powerful opportunities for listening more deeply to ourselves, finding compassion, and discovering new perspectives within our challenging situations.  

A small group (max 6) form a circle of healing, safety, and confidentiality and you will have the opportunity to work on your own personal area of focus or health issue whether it involves a physical, emotional, transitional or spiritual challenge.  The 3-hr session includes plenty of time for you to create and express as well as time for group sharing & support.   No artistic experience is needed, only the willingness to explore.  No worries….the focus is always on the process rather than the product. 

Creating Mandala’s  (1 Day Workshop)

                   Nov 16   (10-1pm)     $25     

In this expressive arts workshop we will create a healing circle and work with the process of making individual Mandalas (circle art) using acrylic paint and oil pastels.  I introduce simple focusing processes to allow participants to set intentions for healing as well as stimulating natural imagery to come forth through the art.   Come to this workshop if you are curious about the group series and want a taste of how I work.

Healing Through Art & Imagery (3 week Series)

            Nov 23, 30, & Dec 7        (10-1pm)         $75 ($70 if pd by 11/ 10)

The session format for the 3 week series is similar as described above but you will have the opportunity to go deeper into your processes and build a stronger connection as a group.  Different media and many stimulating expressive arts processes will be used in the 3 sessions.

Sue Mistretta has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology and extensive training in Expressive Arts Therapy.  She has been facilitating workshops and working with individuals since 1997. Workshops are held at Hand and Soul Wellness Centre in Silverton, B.C.   To register call 250-358-2177 or email  Visit


Introduction to “A Course in Miracles” Workshop 

For many people, the Course can seem daunting, wordy, and impossible to grasp. Additionally, the Course challenges us by asking us to question each and every value that we hold.  The Course is unique in that it offers many levels of understanding simultaneously.  The workshop designed to clarify some of its basic teachings. It is for people who are simply curious about this remarkable set of books & spiritual path as well as those who want a deeper understanding of the metaphysical principles and its’ teachings on forgiveness.

Sue Mistretta’s presentation is influenced greatly by the late Dr. Kenneth Wapnick, cofounder of the Foundation for  ‘A Course in Miracles’.

This Workshop is divided into 2 sessions and will be offered in 2 locations. Session 1 is a pre-requisite for session 2.     $15 per session  or $25 for both

Session 1

March 13, 2015  (Friday)  10-12  Hand and Soul, Silverton

March 25, 2015  (Wednesday)  1-3  Emery’s Herbals, Winlaw

Session 2

March 27, 2015   (Friday)  10-12  Hand and Soul, Silverton

April 8, 2015  (Wednesday) 1-3  Emery’s Herbals, Winlaw


                                                            ONGOING EVENTS

A Course in Miracles (ACIM) Study group:

An ongoing study and discussion group for students of ACIM. We read passages from the Course and discuss their applications to our daily life. Geared for people who are familiar with the teachings and metaphysical principles. Facilitated by Sue Mistretta, Student of ACIM for 25 years and student of Ken Wapnick, (founder of the Foundation for A Course in Miracles)

FRIDAYS  (10:00-11:30) By donation

It is recommended that you attend the introductory workshop before attending the study group if you are unfamiliar the principles taught in the Course





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