Amy Sullivan, MFT (CA State License #40618) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, art therapist and trusted guide for your journey to yourself. Since 2001, Amy has been working with individuals, families and groups introducing them to their own creative spirit, and showing them how they can heal themselves and their families.
She works at Mills Peninsula Health Services in San Mateo, CA, where she offers medical art therapy for those coping with illness and disease. She has taught Depression Management at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco, CA. Amy specializes in recovery support for those seeking help with addiction, and also for the friends and family members coping with co-dependency issues. She is certified in Trauma-Informed Art Therapy, as well as a certified SoulCollage® facilitator. In 2005, after completing a graduate certificate in art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University, she opened a private practice and Healing Arts Studio in Pacifica, CA.
Deep Meditation Class: Amy is also a Certified Professional Yoga Nidra teacher. She teaches Yoga Nidra every Sunday from 5-6 pm at Joy of Being in Moss Beach. Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep. It is a guided relaxation practice that is designed to take you into the innermost, self-balancing, self-healing state of the Zero Stress Zone. Yoga Nidra utilizes a variety of breathing and deep relaxation techniques to reactivate the tranquilizing power of the parasympathetic nervous system. It effectively reverses the effects of stress, and the body can start healing itself and release blockages and trapped energy. No experience is necessary. Beginners as well as advanced students will enjoy the life-changing benefits of this powerful ancient technique.
Artist’s Statement: I use my art to illustrate, document and explore my soul’s journey this lifetime. Art making has become a daily practice for me much like meditation. Using a spontaneous, intuitive style, I attempt to capture whatever is “up” for me on any particular day. I have exhibited throughout the Bay Area and am currently a volunteer artist for Kids & Art, a non-profit that brings art making activities to hospitals and other venues for children with cancer and their families. I teach this method of experiencing yourself through art at on-going process painting workshops at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA.
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The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the earth.
~Thich Naht Hanh