Art and Coaching with Jan Marie Erickson

Make Your Way Caregiver Compass Events

We care for those living with Alzheimer’s.  We build our capacity to live with creativity, compassion and empathy with real support and love in the face of constant change.  We need not lose ourselves in the process.  Inspiration Point art, events and community will support you as you actively learn with creative processes, make systems that work for you, and care for your loved one through all phases of transformation.

Creative Development in Caregiving

Retreats, Art Play, Resources & Skill Building

Featured Artwork

“Foot Lake Love”

“Retreat”

“Sedona”

Events for Caregivers

CAREGIVING FROM A DISTANCE

A conversation via Zoom.   Let’s focus our energy, hearts and minds to bring forward the best of ourselves in the worst of situations.  What matters most as we are caregiving at a distance?  Free with registration.

ART RETREAT

 To be scheduled with a small group using social-distancing methods. 

Time to examine our beliefs and discover practices that will center and shape each “home-base”, a place to begin again after each and every change. Using the still life, literally, and as a metaphor, we’ll employ creative processes to reflect and gain understanding.  Make art. Discover guidance through expression.  Painting will be our primary visual method and you may also collage, write, and/or bring in movement.  If you’ve lived for more than two minutes, you are already creative.  No painting experience needed, we’ll bring our sense of curiosity and willingness to experiment forward.

Recognizing the need for space, reflection, and new methods guarantees your situation may have been, at times, overwhelming; you may have been frustrated with the system; and/or sadness may have launched forth unexpectedly.  Yes, indeed and you’re not alone.  Vulnerability allowed us to feel and acknowledge our way.  I myself preferred not to. Feel that is—you may have already guessed that didn’t end well.  I learned the hard way; you have better options.

AN ART WORKSHOP via ZOOM

Are you a caregiver who could benefit from increased energy, momentum, and calm?  Are you interested in new methods of approaching life as you are faced with continual change? 

  • Notice behaviors challenge perceptions of living.
  • Experience grief and loss along the way.
  • Learn how to turn current understanding into new narratives and practices. 
  • Energize.  Refresh your creative-self and reset your compass

We come as we are.  We gather, work together, rest and recharge.  You’ll have support and guidance.  Insights from the group help us invent new ways to surf changes, honor and support those we love, and make meaning of this life.

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        Jan Marie Erickson

        Artist, Educator, Life Coach, Facilitator