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About  Eve

     Eve is an artist, a teacher, a mother, a sister and a daughter. She is also a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a teenager Eve discovered artistic expression as a powerful way to express her feelings and emotions. Years later she discovered the sacred practice of Trauma-Informed Yoga and embarked on a lifelong journey of reconnecting with her body. For the past eight years, Eve has passionately shared her gifts of Therapeutic Art Facilitation and has made it her mission to gently introduce movement and mindfulness within her practice with students. She has also made it her purpose to offer her work within trauma-informed frameworks and is committed to always learning how to create more brave and inclusive spaces.

  Eve attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and is passionate about Fine Art. Much of her work has been focused on creating opportunities for young children and teens to use art as an outlet and a way to encourage self-awareness. Early in her career, Eve volunteered at many agencies including domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters and local resource centers in her community. Here is where she had the opportunity to work closely with families and children of all ages, using art as a way to bridge gaps between family members and create a safe enough environment for them to tap into their own capabilities for healing. Eve has also worked closely as a facilitator and a consultant with Art and Creativity for Healing in Laguna Hills, Ca. and earned Teacher of Year in 2014. In the past eight years she has facilitated over 500 therapeutic art workshops with adults and children.

Eve received her 200 YTT certificate in 2016 and her 300 YTT in 2020 at Be The Change Yoga in Irvine, CA. She received special training in Trauma-Informed Practices with Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga in 2014 and has worked closely with the organization as an art consultant. For the past few years, Eve has been intentional about inviting movement and breath awareness into her teaching, fusing trauma informed movement and artistic expression in one space. Through this practice her students have been able to gain self awareness, build resilience and develop self confidence.

Eve is also an advocate of survivors of domestic violence and child abuse and received her 40hr advocacy training certificate in 2012. She has volunteered as a speaker for various organizations including The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Laura’s House and Human Options in Southern California. Eve is extremely passionate about ending the cycle of violence and advocating for the rights of survivors.

Populations Served

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  • Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc.

  • Illumination Foundation- Children's Resource Center

  • Project Hope Alliance- Homeless Families

  • Human Options Battered Women's Shelter, Orange County, Ca

  • University of California, Irvine- C.A.R.E. Program

  • Phoenix House Orange County Wraparound- Drug Rehabilitation

  • Fountain Valley YOW- At-risk Youth

  • CCFSP Fountain Valley- At-risk Youth

  • American Family Housing, Orange County, Ca- Homeless Families

  • Kinship Center- Foster children

  • Laura's House Domestic Violence Shelter, Orange County, Ca

  • Minnie Street Family Resource Center, Orange County, Ca

  • New Alternatives Wraparound Program- Orange County, Ca

  • Kara Love Foundation, Los Angeles, Ca

 

 

  • Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga

  • Higher Ground Youth and Family Services, Anaheim, Ca

  • Project C.H.O.I.C.E. - Human Trafficking Survivors

  • Occidental College

  • Mission Viejo A.C.C.E.S.S.- At-risk youth

  • Skyview School/Project Hope- Foster youth 

  • ARTBar, Santa Ana, Ca

  • OC Rescue Mission- Homeless Families

  • Center for Autism- Autistic Children

  • UCLA - C.A.R.E. Program

  • CSP/OCHTTF- Survivors of Human Trafficking

  • Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley

  • Uplift Teen Yoga Foundation, Orange County, Ca

 

 

About Expressive Arts for Healing

Embody Create Heal offers therapeutic art workshops that provide trauma-informed and supportive guidance to participants through a creative experience. We aim to create opportunities for participants to connect with their own creative rhythms at their own pace. The workshops are structured to provide participants with different options to explore thoughts, feelings and ideas. We explore our creative voice through movement, artistic expression and reflection. 

 

  Creative Expression through color, texture, shape and abstraction is a universal language that is available to all. There are many ways to explore your creativity and visual arts is one of them. Artistic expression is not reserved for those with special talents or abilities. Using creativity as a tool to communicate and tell a story can be a powerful and healing experience. In our workshops participants are encouraged to follow along at their own pace and in their own way. Key elements included in our teaching modality include choice, empowerment, self-compassion, awareness and a deep regard for each person's lived experience and how that impacts their process.

 

 Some benefits of conscious creativity include helping to identifying and label feelings, increased relaxation and stress relief, and opportunities for problem solving and innovative thinking. For many participants, the creative process allows them to practice letting go of the need to be perfect and creates an opportunity to access subconscious thoughts and ideas. It can be a meditative process and the tactile nature of the practice encourages awareness of the body and sensations. Coupled with movement, creative expression can allow for a release of stuck energy and assist with gently pushing through barriers in different layers of the self.

 

By reframing the art-making process and learning through a compassionate lens we can explore expressing ourselves in a non-threatening way. The emphasis is placed on the process of creating rather than the end result of a piece. With guidance you can access a “flow” zone in which you move with your body’s natural rhythms. The creative process can create opportunities to trust our choices and our intuition. 

 

There are many tools for creative expression; visual arts are just one category. In our workshops we aim to incorporate at least a few of the following modalities to create a well-rounded experience: music, crafting, poetry, visual arts, movement, yoga


 

       Creativity is an important tool we can all use to develop and strengthen the social-emotional skills we need to move through life. Movement, Visual Arts, Poetry, and Music are just some of the ways that we can express our unique voice. In our sessions participants  will be gently guided to become aware of what they need at the moment. Participants are reminded that there is no right or wrong way to be creative.

     Social Emotional Arts are beneficial for those that are interested in exploring a variety of art mediums and techniques. Sessions give room for experimentation and creative freedom. The outcome of the project is often unpredictable and unfolds as the artist creates. There's no need to follow specific guidelines or make each project perfect. A safe space to create without being judged or graded is so important for an artist to express his/her individuality. The most important aspect of being in an open art session is the freedom you'll experience as a creative being. Every human being has a unique artistic voice and it blossoms every time you let it.

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