Imagining a world in which everyone lives from their inherent creative intelligence.
I’m Centa Therese.
We live in a creative universe and are innately creative. It is our birthright and our nature as humans. Without access to this life-affirming capacity, we can become fearful, feel invisible, and think that we are without choice in our lives.
Nurturing our innate creative intelligence cultivates self-empathy, kind regard, and connection anchored in self and allows us to engage more powerfully in the world.
I provide a transformational approach to self-healing and creative renewal culled from a lifetime of exploration, and following three primary streams of inquiry:
- the ‘lived experience’ of the body (as well as the resistance to it)
- engaging poetry and dreams for imaginal self-healing
- art-making as a spiritual process
These three streams form the bedrock of my work in facilitating transformative somatic arts coaching and creative writing workshops to alleviate chronic and traumatic stress.
The three foundational pillars of creative resilience.
Having feeling for one's own suffering.
The body sees through portals; sensing, feelings, images.
Confidence. Expressing one’s own embodied way of seeing things. Agency.
Sense, Feel, Create, Integrate
This work is deeply restorative for overburdened care professionals:
Medical and mental health care providers, veterinarians, social change agents, transformational leaders, coaches, teachers, etc., whose work loads have led to chronic and traumatic stress and who are at risk for physical and emotional collapse.
I continue to welcome women and gender non-conforming artists, writers and creative minds, and those recovering from trauma and addiction.