At Art Of Our Soul, we believe that art has the ability to enhance one’s mood, emotions, and other psychological states. Addicts and alcoholics often suffer from anxiety, stress, depression, and isolation. Art has the potential to contribute toward reducing stress and depression as well as serve as a vehicle for alleviating the burden of this challenging disease.
Art helps people process and express experiences that are too difficult to put into words. Art can be a refuge from the intense emotions associated with illness. We strongly believe the imagination knows no limits in finding creative ways to express grief and trauma. In particular, molding clay can be a powerful way to help people express feelings as there is tactile involvement at a somatic level. This method also helps to begin communication and cathartic release while revealing unconscious materials and symbols which cannot be expressed through words.
There’s a big difference between clinical art therapy and art used as therapy. Art *IN therapy centers around the creative process as a healing tool. The advantages of using art *IN therapy:
1) Help patients express feelings/emotions in a safe environment.
2) Help gain insight into what the patient is feeling through artistic representation: color choice, composition, etc.
3) Make recovering addicts feel confident, valued, and empowered by exploring their creative side by reconnecting with their inner-child.
We believe art used In therapy helps recovering addicts express their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with recovery. Art allows a person to convey ideas and emotions while exploring issues in a way that allows a person to communicate in a non-verbal way. Many recovering addicts initially feel hesitant about exploring and addressing those issues in group therapy (12 Step Meetings), this is a healthy alternative.
Art Of Our Soul is offering 90 minute art sessions Monday through Friday. Each participating treatment center can choose which day they would like to send up to 15 patients for an art session. There are 3 sessions available each day. Classes are held at the Art Of Our Soul studio located at the corner of 12th Street & Missouri in Central Phoenix. What makes this place special: All teaching artists are recovered addicts or have suffered mental health challenges. We believe this background and experience is crucial in order to connect with the ARTicipants in their recovery. *All art supplies will be provided. Each person will leave with their own unique piece of abstract acrylic art.
Brandon Lee has been in recovery from addiction for more than 13 years. He hit his rock bottom in 2010. Brandon struggled to find hope or joy in early recovery. He suffered severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. After 11 years of continuous recovery, Brandon experienced his first relapse. That relapse led Brandon down a dark path to a point of wanting to end his life. At that time, Brandon was a 5-time Emmy Award winning news anchor for CBS News in Phoenix, Arizona. He had just published a best-selling memoir on mental health, Mascara Boy. Brandon felt the weight of shame that so many others have experienced after a relapse. Brandon worked with a therapist to reprocess his childhood trauma: sex abuse, physical abuse and neglect. As Brandon began to heal from the childhood trauma he experienced, he began having vivid dreams of artwork. A little boy kept appearing in his dreams by throwing paint on him. Brandon's therapist encouraged Brandon to give painting a try. Brandon went to the art store to buy some art supplies. He turned his guest room into a make-shift art studio. Months later Brandon had another vision: to leave his 22 year career in news and open Art Of Our Soul to give trauma survivors the gift of art in the same way art has helped Brandon heal from his trauma. Brandon left CBS News in September of 2021. He opened Art Of Our Soul two months later in November. Art Of Our Soul opened its doors with 3 committed programs. In 14 months, Brandon is now operating the flagship studio with more than 16 partnering programs, providing art healing sessions to more than 600 trauma survivors each month. He helps more than 8,000 trauma survivors heal through art each year. The trauma Brandon has experienced in his early life has led him to his purpose. Brandon is one of the most sought after public motivational speakers. He travels the country to speak about how trauma impacts our minds and bodies, and how we can use those traumatic experiences as an opportunity to find our life's purpose.
(We can explain how the service we provide to your clients is billable to insurance)
4 Art Healing Sessions/Month
15 People Per Class
All Art Supplies Included
4 Social Media Marketing Posts/Month (300k ppl reach on social)
Art Of Our Soul offers Team Bonding Events for up to 14 people per session. Please send a message through this website to reach the Art Of Our Soul team to book your next event!
*Team Building Events*
Minimum of 10 people
Maximum 15 people
90 minute session
Beginning in 2023, Art Of Our Soul is offering behavioral health clinics and hospitals a franchise opportunity to provide an art healing experience for all trauma survivors. Art Of Our Soul is an innovative music and art therapy program that has earned the praise of mental health experts nationwide for its profound impact on helping trauma survivors create new neural pathways that help release dopamine. Art Of Our Soul has become a critical part of treatment centers' overall clinical programs. In fact, it's often rated as their patients favorite experience while in treatment. There is no program like this in healthcare which is why healthcare leaders encouraged Art Of Our Soul's founder, Brandon Lee, to figure out a way to reach a larger census. That's exactly what Brandon has done. He has created an opportunity for clinics and hospital systems with a large census to build an Art Of Our Soul studio on their campus so they can offer this incredibly impactful program to their patients.
This is a unique franchise opportunity in that there are NO royalty fees. It's structured in a way that will be highly profitable for the franchisee. The services that Art Of Our Soul provides are billable to insurance.
If you are interested in learning more, please send a message through the contact form on this page and Brandon will respond to walk you through how the program works including the costs involved to bring this program to your patients.
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