Welcome to Awen-Arts Integrative Wellness. Awen-Arts provides support services rooted in practices that inspire wellness in daily life and during pivotal life experiences. A foundational tenet of our philosophy is to explore experiences of life in ways that inspire wonder and curiosity, while honing skillful, mindful action toward optimal outcomes.
In Welsh tradition awen (ah-wen) is the ‘inspiration’ of the arts; the muse of creative expression-the spark that animates 'inspiring one to life.'
In our practice, living an inspired life is to creatively engage thought and action in exploring what is compelling about our humanness. With our multisensory abilities of perception—physical and cognitive, we have the potential to sense our experiences with pointed integrated engagement—bringing about keener awareness of life within and around us.
Nature exploration and creative expression in various forms—are integrative methods of engaging each sense-including our cognitive sense, inviting an integrated awareness and greater potential toward deeper states of equanimity.
An Invitation: My approach invites inquisitiveness while my methods encourage attentive action toward actualizing an inspired life. Awen-Arts provides a sensory platform for the inquisitive mind to step into this most fascinating and sometimes confounding orbit of life.
Thank you kindly for stopping by...
Wendy Kathryn Tucker, ATR, CYT
~Artist ~ Expressive Arts Therapist~
T'ai Chi Ch’uan (Yang condensed form), often referred to as meditation in motion, is a movement practice that helps establish a calm, peaceful state of being. The movement incorporates a series of postures that flow gently one into the other as it promotes musculosketetal balance, flexibility and strength. What began in ancient China as an internal martial art system, has expanded into a time-honored wellness discipline. With regular practice, t'ai chi directs one's physiology and inner resolve toward enhanced physical awareness, mental alertness and overall wellbeing.
Taoist Yoga comprises numerous Chi Kung programs/movements, giving particular attention to T'ai Chi Ruler-a system using a wooden dowel held between the palms to aid in aligning breath-movement-cognition. Additional focus is geared toward the Grasp Sparrow's Tail section of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
Chi Yoga is an integration of Chi Kung and Hatha Yoga, where postures are practiced in a style that synchronizes breath and movement. Each series aides in the restoration and maintenance of balance, strength, flexibility and overall peacefulness.
Bodies in Balance is a movement program designed to promote body awareness through mindful-deliberate methods of movement. These methods support increased strength, balance, flexibility and overall wellbeing. Class content includes both walking and seated meditation techniques.
Expressions of Living is an experiential program using creative expression—writing, visual art, movement—combined with discussion, to explore how we uniquely perceive, interact with and communicate daily life and impactful life experiences. This process is designed to bring greater attention and mindfulness to these experiences, allowing for deeper life-enrichment and meaningful interactions with ourselves and others.
Reconnecting with Life after Loss is a bereavement support group for individuals grieving the death of a loved one, who feel they have healed adequately to enable a focus on life beyond their loved-one’s death. This supportive process companions the bereaved as they transition into life without their loved one and centers on establishing a renewed sense of self, purpose and personal interest.
*Each of the six sessions follows a particular theme and has an accompanying creative activity.
'Moving' through Grief is a bereavement support process using gentle meditative movement and breath to aid in moving the energy of grief through the body. Class incorporates a short discussion following the movement.
The 'Nature' of Grief is an Examination of Life—a direct observation of the ebb and flow of natural processes. Examination of the regenerative properties of nature, provides understanding of the falling away of things as life evolves, changes and adapts.
*Meets once per week for 4~weeks. Each week examines a particular theme. Materials provided.
Workshops ~ Groups ~ Programs
Of a Gentle Nature ~ acrylic on canvas
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