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A six-week eCourse: Mindful Mandalas

Using creativity to reduce stress and promote healing

Expanding beyond our tradition of working with cancer survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers.

Do you feel you'd benefit from a course that teaches you to discover and use your creativity for healing, but you are not a cancer survivor?

You’re not alone! We've had many similar requests, and as a result, Healing Icons© founder and artist Heidi Darr-Hope has developed this eCourse with your needs in mind.

Her methods are suitable for all chronic diseases and life-disrupting events: Cancer. Loss of a Job. Heart Disease. Divorce. Death of a Loved One. Caregiving.  Diabetes.

Perhaps you simply need a touch of time just for yourself.

 

Oncology Classes and Retreats with Heidi Darr-Hope

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”  Carl Jung
Our Medicine Chest holds ingredients to craft all sorts of visual remedies.  We use simple things like scissors and glue, paint and pencils, writing and poetry.  These are our healing prescriptions.
We offer support and community to adults at all stages of the healing process.   You must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Whether you are undergoing treatment or are years on the other side, you will know when the time is right.

Why Healing Icons?

We all know that a cancer diagnosis turns our world upside down and inside out. We assemble our medical team, make a treatment plan and get started with healing our body. But no one addresses the internal struggles, the emotional roller-coaster that goes hand in hand while living with this life threatening disease. All of this anxiety and uneasiness weighs us down and has the potential to weaken our immune system, one of our strongest weapons for the battle against cancer. We need more than medicine. To freely create cultivates a skillful practice that calms and anchors us into a quiet stillness.

In these Classes and Retreats you will:

  • Discover a supportive nurturing community
  • Learn there is no right or wrong way to create
  • Cultivate time for art play = fun = rest
  • Quiet the thunderous roar of mind stuff
  • Begin to “speak” the silent powerful healing language of art

Remember anyone can do it.  We promise.

We understand that cancer touches the entire family so grab a family member, your best support person and take the risk.
Jump in and orchestrate your own healing.
What do you have to lose?
Ask your gut instinct, your intuition to come out and play.

Our students find they can "say" things  with color and shapes that they couldn't say any other way, things they had no words for.