Hello, Welcome! I'm Holly, a creative healer and coach.
You're the mama with the message inside, just waiting to come OUT! I help to enliven your childlike creativity through multi-dimensional interaction with the Scripture text so you can let your expressions dance and align your movements with your word prayers for the ones you love.
My unique approach to spirit/soul/body integration uses a framework I developed, called S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S., which incorporates expressive arts through movement, drama, song, journaling, & picture-making as part of the meditation process. Holy Spirit is welcomed as the One bringing transformation as we allow our hearts and whole beings to receive the Word and live through us. Mundane activities of daily life are infused with Heaven, relationships are healed, and all give rise to a thousand expressions of glory to God.
What can I expect in a S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. session?
You can expect to be welcomed warmly and guided with grace through a series of steps in a way that is flexible and tailored to you. We choose a Bible passage and then attend to any heart blocks to receiving the goodness before entering into a playful time of exploration through movement and art to help you listen for the message and express it.
From those who've tried it:
"It helped me to bring all of who I am, not hold pieces of myself back. It can be hard for me to sit a long time. Trying to make these decisions of whether to sit and journal or be active; I don't have to choose; I can do both! I can bring pieces of myself together in a way that makes it go deeper." --Sarah Jane ) New York
“I’m an active person. This really lights me up.” --Candy (Indiana)
"It was very refreshing for me to get beyond my normal way of reading the Bible. The movement I did off-camera was [helpful]. Moving my body helped the word settle so much quicker... Brings that body/mind/spirit connection together, making it ok. The new age people talk about that but the world doesn’t own that. …Seeing that God intends your body to be purified. “You can actually get a deeper spiritual connection by moving your body.” “I think what God has given you is really going to shatter people’s perceptions in a good way.” --Allison (New York)
"We often put God and faith in a box…was really taken aback by how clearly [God spoke]…He brought out such vivid and strong visuals. Helps with how to listen, how to hear God. Reminded me of lectio divina." --Christina (Ohio)
"It was a great experience."--Holly (Michigan) Main takeaway? "Comfort."
"S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. encourages growth and intimacy in our relationship with the Lord through all of our senses. It takes me another step further into experiencing God's word as active, living, and breathing. When I spoke the words "I trust you" out loud while expressing trust with movement, my desire to trust went from my head to my heart! There is much more that I could say about the session. Your gentle, calm voice and your smile convey as much as your words - they are the action enhancing and communicating the message. It was very important for me that you acted out/expressed the verse so that I could learn from you. The entire concept of S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. speaks of your trusting relationship with our Lord. All you have to do is be you, and the message will touch people's hearts and impact their relationship with God... Shortly after our session, I remembered that when my children were young, I helped them memorize Bible verses by acting out the words, and I felt such passion for the word as I did that. I will do that now for myself! --Marilyn (Wisconsin) Main Takeaway? "Illuminating."
It helped me to sort through a passage I brought to get a better grasp of what God was speaking to me through it. I was initially hesitant about the R & N sections, but these are the two that ended up ministering to me the most. Watching you act it out helped me to see things more clearly... --Judith (New York)
"This approach isn’t for everyone. Translating things into writing or pictures wasn’t really appealing to me. My way is to think about things, more of an internal process... I could see the value in “stepping back” like we did in the H section, looking at one’s lens. Also I could appreciate the step-by-step nature of it... People have to want to do it.” --Donna (New York)
Thank you so much Holly. It was a great blessing to all of us for you to share this God given insights. They all had very good things to say about it. For Mary, "a new window was opened to connect with God". Jane thought she really needed to be introduced to this and Diane was excited to put it into practice. --Nadia (California)
"Thank you so much for helping me add a brand new dimension to the way I worship God. I really enjoyed it!" --Jane (California)
"I feel spoiled, like a little kid." --Rita (Florida) Main Takeaway: Agreement together in alignment with God.
Holly brings together her unique mixture of experience, education, and listening to facilitate a one of a kind impactful encounter for her clients. Counseling women, teaching children, making dances, directing groups, painting paper boxes, praying, miming, being present, going on retreats, singing on swings, walking in woods, training as a coach... it all gets sprinkled in together to her approach to a S.H.A.R.P.E.N.S. session. email@example.com (607) 351-9405
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