CLIA Coaching– Coaching and Learning through Integrative/expressive Arts– supports individual adults, small groups and children to develop their own ideas and adapt creatively to changes in their life and work.
Using Dr Lucia Capacchione's Visioning(R) and Creative Journal Expressive Arts approach, CLIA sessions involve two-handed journaling, collage, clay, paint, matwork, movement, rhythm and mandala to integrate the brain through playful, imaginative activities.
Vision Journal sessions involve a deep enquiry into what is most meaningful in your life, drafting possible future scenarios with journal, collage, paint, clay, matwork or movement and rhythm. This 'picturing the possible' is essential for taking practical steps towards your dream or vision of the future, and it engages both sides of the brain.
This is very good, we need more of it (Anna Clarke, Play Team Association)
It always makes me feel more relaxed and lighter MS, Bristol
I have made so many changes to my life, faced so many challenges I can hardly believe how my life has changed..I feel like a diferent person GR, Devon
CLIA Coaching brings a whole new perspective to what we can do once our brains become more connected, and puts into practice brand new research into how the brain and creativity works.
Charlotte Yonge MA, PhD, Dip.EL is a qualified Teacher, Life Coach, and Creative Journal Expressive Arts facilitator, bringing many areas of expertise to a new approach to personal development.
After training in improvisational arts (dance, drum, clowning, voice) she found her intellectual capacity had suddenly emerged: from being a 'non achiever' at school, she gained an MA and PhD before completing an Emotional Literacy Diploma project in the use of mixed media to support a child with ASD. She developed deep insights into the way her own brain worked to merge intellect with intuition, and worked objectively to support children through non directive play and expressive arts to 'rewire' the emotional and rational centres together.
She now develops an integrated approach to coaching and facilitating which involves using two-handed journaling specifically aimed at building neural bridges in the brain. She combines this with expressive arts and Visioning(R)coaching so that the 'many languages' of the brain can come together.
She believes deeply this is the time liberate ourselves from restrictive old patterns, this time quickly, lightly and with playful, imaginative activities that relax us physically and rebuild emotional pathways to empower our deeper insights and original ways of thinking. Intelligent and Creative Empathy, is essential to revisioning our world, and can be released when we understand the evolving nature of our brains.
She is a member of The Play Team Association, IEATA - International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. she is a long term trustee of the Gatekeeper Trust, an educational charity bringing education through research, expressive and sacred arts in the landscape.