Paint Your Way Out is a mediation painting program created by Nora Knople
of Haven Hypnosis and Wellness, LLC.
Why I Created Paint Your Way Out
Paint Your Way Out was created out of a desire to help others using a tool I used to help myself. Years ago, I was struggling with back-to-back trauma that caused childhood trauma to resurface. A co-worker at the time told me that she painted in order to relax. It never occurred to me that this was something people did to relax. That night I bought several canvases, paints and brushes and went home to paint. I reflected on what I was feeling and began to look at images online that evoked those feelings. Certain colors and movements would “speak to me.” So I used those images as inspiration to begin my painting journey. In eight hours I painted six paintings, each one created from the hurt and anger I felt at the time. I knew I had a powerful tool to not only help myself through the hardest of times, but it could help others too.
What You Can Expect at a Paint Your Way Out Workshop
A Paint Your Way Out workshop is typically two hours long. The first 10-15 minutes you get an introduction to how the program/workshop came to be as I share my personal experience with trauma and healing. Then you are lead through a guided imagery meditation to help you reflect on your feelings and the colors, shapes and movements attached to the feelings. The meditation lasts approximately 25 minutes, after which, you will paint what you see during your meditation. You get more than an hour to paint and no worries, you do not need artistic ability to participate. Your painting will be as unique as you. No one painting is a like, nor do most paintings look like anything. The best way to describe the style is abstract or expressionism, from an art standpoint. The entire experience is freeing, healing — not to mention, FUN!
Check our EVENTS page for a Paint Your Way Out workshop near you. All workshops are pre-pay and cost may vary for this workshop, depending on location.
Do not see a workshop near you? Contact us to set up a PERSONAL workshop in your area or our office. Try Paint Your Way Out and Start Living the Life You Deserve.
Nora Knople, BLS, BCH