amalaki expressive arts

Testimonials

“Having worked with Vivian several times I can comfortably say she is pure inspiration!  It is her ability to bring her gifts and skills to the fore, so that she can assist you on your journey, AND put it into practical application, that is well and truly worth your time with Vivian. Not only is she a fabulous artist and therapist, her ability to assist me to grasp and apply practical and every day tools has     helped me with my own creative expression, knowing who I really am, and how I can assist others.  This has been invaluable!”  Michelle Lewis

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“I have attended  Vivian’s group art therapy class and cannot recommend Art therapy with Vivian highly enough.  I initially felt a little self conscious at my lack of art ability, yet soon discovered no art experience was needed in any way.   Vivian creates a calm and welcoming environment which together with her skill and intuition definitely makes her classes a journey worth taking.”  Ruth

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“Recently I spent some time with Vivian in an effort to explore career options through art therapy.  I had reached a point in my life where I was confused as to which direction I should take, or even doubted if I could even find a career path that suited my skills, desires and hopes for the future. In addition, I had never done ‘art therapy’ before.  I really had very little idea what to expect, and to be honest, I met with Vivian thinking we may not reach any real answers (I have been struggling for  years on this topic).

It turned out the opposite.  Vivian created a safe, welcoming, beautiful space.  It was an amazing process, it felt natural and
organic, and I was truly amazed by what I discovered about myself.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.  She truly is one of the most intuitive, insightful, people I have ever met.  Her ‘art therapy’ gets past the thinking brain, to a deeper level of awareness and knowing. It is truly healing, truly insightful, and totally awesome.  LOVE YOUR WORK!” Rach

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“I have known Vivian for about 7 years.  Through the years we have discussed and embarked on many paths of unfolding the layers that lead to knowing oneself.

As a yogasana practitioner and facilitator, the journey is one of mastering the mind with the body as a vehicle.

Vivian uses an artistic medium to explore the unfolding of the emotional and mental planes.  She has been a wonderful friend and enlightening teacher in my life.  As a person who value integrity and honesty,  I would stake my reputation on Vivian’s innate ability to be a guiding light for those who are seeking a path through distractions to connect with their true being.”

Maureen Smith-Tan

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