Find Your Paws®
Find Your Paws is a methodology for children to validate their intrinsic need for exploration, nature, play, creativity and emotional wellbeing. We use different animal themes, symbolism, archetypes and fables for children to draw upon while exploring a range of creative mediums and textures that suit each message. The children learn through storytelling on stage, journeying, painting, spinning thread, knitting, felting, working with essential oils and herbs, plus many more mediums. Through texture, voice, and color, their inner landscapes are seen and heard. Each child finds a personalized combination of mediums to process their unique experience. They cultivate necessary skills for communicating their emotional states and create a toolbox for long term self-awareness. The idea is to guide children to look within for answers. Too often they are shown subconsciously and sometimes verbally to look outside themselves for guidance. These workshops are designed to strengthen their connection to nature and their own navigation system; To recognize and celebrate their inner knowing and deep well of creativity as they move through the world. Children naturally gravitate towards creative expression, and in these workshops, we hold space for integration of one's life through art.
PAWS = many of the themes we explore are animal & nature related. Children create with their "paws" by taking a "pause" to make space for a deeper understanding and an empathetic approach to the current state of our environment.