"At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer: A wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity" - Dr Rachel Naomi Remen
The Muse - J L Shenton
The Muse lives inside all of us. She is the one who knows how to create and inspire and is ready to play at a moments notice.
Is your Muse longing to create but over-run by critical thinking? Has her voice been shrunken to a silent whisper? Are you excited and ready to get to know her again?
If so you can join me and mine on one of the below experiences!
Join me in private 1-1 sessions where you will be deeply supported as we explore your inner world through inquiry and art. Sessions are 2 hour dives working on Canvas or Canvas board with a view to create an image representation of an inner guide to assist you with the chosen issue that we are moving through.
Reclaim your inner artist, heal a wound, set yourself free!
£50 per 2 hour session. In person and online sessions available. Expect to book a minimum of 7-10 sessions over a period of time to complete a full painting.
"I did not have any hesitations working with Jacquie as she provides a warm friendly, inviting and safe environment. I took A level art, but had not touched a paint brush for 20+ years until the group painting experience "Our Lady of Balance" which I enjoyed so much, I wanted to experience a deeper more personal experience so I signed up for 1-1 sessions.
I enjoyed the whole experience. I particularly enjoyed the beginning where I discover my intention and the way the painting progresses from nothing to something.
On this journey, I have achieved a sense of personal awareness, confidence, bravery and trust. I have managed to achieve a wonderfully intense and intimate, deep painting which I love.
I would recommend working with Jacquie to anyone with an open mind who is wanting to gain inner strength and answers. She is down to earth, non-judgemental, warm, friendly, and an expert in her field."
Adrianne's experience: "Working with Jacquie to explore my relationship with the idea of balance through Intentional Creativity was a deep dive with surprising and lush results!
Jacquie guided me every step with questions that felt utterly relevant to my life, great listening and very helpful assistance with reframing my thoughts when I got stuck in an extra-big concept.
The painting process was magical and I loved how well it tied in with the questions she gave me for deepening. I had surprises in my visioning, in my realizations, in my painting and in what I heard the painting tell me. I felt held and supported through it all. Jacquie's guidance was invaluable and her commitment to my having a full experience was unflappable.
I am so glad I took this journey with her... And with myself... And grateful to Jacquie for creating a way for me to look these ideas and travel to greater expansion within them."
"I'd had a privilege to see some of Jacquie's amazing work previously, so it was a no brainer for meto sign up for the Intentional Creativity experience because I felt that through guided painting I would be able to express my inner self and reveal answers that have been suppressed deep down for years. I've had powerful shifts on physical and spiritual levels, learnt about myself more than ever before and I`ve learnt a lot about the painting technique with lots of additional tips from Jacquie. My revelation in the final session was totally unexpected but so true to my initial intention.
Being in a relaxed and therapeutic atmosphere was the best part of the experience. Everything was thought of in detail, perfectly planned and having tea was a nice touch as it made me feel homely. I liked the flexibility of the sessions and the slow movement into each stage of my journey with genuine compassion, understanding and patience on Jacquie's part. Jacquie is knowledgeable and very professional as a guide but also sensitive and attuned to all of your senses which makes you feel listened to and cared for. I would recommend her as a service provider to anyone looking to find answers.
A million thanks Jacquie and I hope to do this again!"
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A new and very special online art and ritual offering created by myself and a beloved Temple Priestess sister. It is a powerful catalyst to re-imagine and reawaken your relationship with the menstrual cycle even if you are no longer bleeding.
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Group Events & Workshops
Free online Retreat - Soul Spa -
I am so excited to be a guest teacher for this years SOUL SPA- a free virtual Intentional Creativity retreat! Break out your art supplies, grab a cup of tea and JOIN US!
During this virtual retreat enjoy an international team of Intentional Creativity teachers who are visionary artists, creative priestesses, alchemical movement makers, and soul midwifes, that will share a variety of ways that you can nourish your creative spark and deepen your connection to your body and your Muse. You will fill your medicine basket with nourishing tools for your creative and mindfulness practice that you can integrate into your everyday life.
An in-person group creativity workshop, held in January each year to unlock your desires and empower you for the new year. Using Mandala principles to map out your year ahead, re-framing new years resolutions as affirmations in a fun, creative and inventive way to call forth the year you desire.
Leave the workshop with your own personalised Mandala creation.
£45 per person for a 1/2 day workshop including materials and lunch
Linzi's experience: "I had an amazing day today at the Manifesting Mandela Jam up! Thank you Jacquie! I really enjoyed the chance to be creative, as well as meeting some lovely people. I am now really excited about what 2018 holds in store and am looking forward to seeing the seeds bear fruit! This incredible empowering experience was then topped off with the best 2 course meal I have had in a very long time, that considerately catered for my rather specific dietary requirements. Your caterer is amazing Jacquie! Thank you so much!"
Sam's experience: "I started this year in the most beautiful and positive way… Jacquie Shenton’s Manifesting Mandala workshop. Guided by Jacquie in making my Mandala was a truly revealing experience..both my subconscious and conscious desires were realized, I now feel focused, energized and ready to manifest a wonderful 2018. The very next day something I was hoping for happened! Amazing!! Also.. BEST LUNCH EVER!!! Thank you Jacquie for a wonderful day xxx "
A workshop designed to transform the stories that hold us back into the stories that call us forward.
Many of us live with past beliefs about ourselves and our lives that keep us from creating the life we know we truly long for. When we allow ourselves to get those stories conscious and bring them to light through Intentional Creativity we have access to the very 'soul' of what needs to be transformed. These often shadowy and painful stories have become beliefs that are holding us back in our lives. Quite literally, 'the story that you are running is often ruining your life'. The amazing thing is that these stories provide us with the greatest insight into what it is we want to create by showing us where we have been living small, or have become asleep to our vitality.
Transform your old story into a soulful story through hand painted Affirmation Cards. Leave the day with a personalised set of Affirmation Cards that you can use to explore a more soulful life.
Are you ready to move on from the stories that have been holding you back?
£125 1 day workshop including materials and lunch.
Linzi's experience: Soulful Story Cards are a beautiful and creative way of breaking limiting beliefs. As always Jacquie created and held an inspiring, positive and safe space, which really let me and my fellow participants dig deep into what was holding us back. We felt able to explore and discuss our fears, barriers and struggles in all areas of our lives, some of which we had carried for years. In addition to Jacquie's gentle support, she also encouraged us to support each other providing time and space to talk through each others limiting beliefs. Once identified Jacquie lead us through colour, meditation and art to create a beautiful “medicine” to replace each limiting belief. Each soulful Story Card was created as a positive alternative to each limiting belief. I love my Story Cards and having the beautiful reminder of how I no longer need to be trapped by my fears, will enable the healing process to continue far into the future. The symbolic burning of our limiting beliefs created a very cathartic ending to a beautiful day of creativity, reflection and growth.
Stay tuned, more creativity workshops coming soon!