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Discover growth and healing through creativity.

God speaks to each of us in the language He knows our hearts will understand best– for some it is words, for others music, and others, visual art. The number of languages God speaks is as numerous as there are souls.

The creative process can be a prayer, a dialogue with our Creator. Discover your unique creative language and be inspired to create a masterpiece of your life!

“All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. ”

St. John Paul the Great

About Expressive Arts Coaching

For me, the act of using artistic mediums, (such as paint, colored pencils, collage, or clay) to create a beautiful expression of my difficult emotions, traumatic memories, and wounds is therapeutic and life-giving. I am still surprised to see the healing power of God made visible in my artwork.

I have experienced the truth that the healing is in the process, not necessarily the outcome. Sometimes, I push aside the “rules” including the idea that I must create “something”, that I must end up with a final product. I allow the creative process to become my prayer, a dialogue with my Creator. This provides a safe space where God speaks to my heart in the language of colors and images and I respond with my most authentic voice. In these moments, I experience inner peacefulness and a respite from “doing”.

I believe God inspires my creative endeavors. Through art and creativity, He is turning ashes into beauty and making me new. I hope my artwork brings a message of hope, healing, and beauty to you. More importantly, I pray that sharing my story of the healing power of art will inspire and empower you to discover for yourself God’s gift of creativity and how He wants you to use it on your healing journey. God is the true Artist inviting us to make a masterpiece of our lives and He creates with crayons and play-doh just as well as oil paints and canvases!

Laura Ercolino, Foundress of Hope's Garden

Laura Ercolino, Expressive Arts Coach

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

Georgia O’Keefe

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Expressive Arts Intake Form

The form below constitutes some preliminary information that will help Laura understand you and your needs. All personal information is confidential and is treated appropriately.

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