Finding Home (c) Pat Heydlauff

6 sessions of powerful transformation through the arts based in the Life Force Arts Method

6 Wednesdays, 7 – 9 PM

September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022

$240/$195 early registration by September 14

in-person or via zoom


Where is your soul’s home? LFAE’s Healing Arts Intensive A Thousand Paths to Home is one of a series of Intensives based on the theme of LFAE’s current Exhibit Season, The Soul’s Home. In this Intensive, we explore what it means to leave your old life and seek a new home, your Soul’s Home, the Creative Community that embraces and loves you for who you are. If this sounds like the theme in your life right now, join us for a breakthrough inner experience! 

The 6 Sessions

1) Orientation – Wednesday, September 21, 7 – 9 PM

2) Issues & Goals –  Wednesday, September 28, 7 – 9 PM

3) Writing Wednesday, October 5, 7 – 9 PM

4) Healing Arts Lab Wednesday, October 12, 7 – 9 PM

5) LFAE Performance “A Thousand Paths to Home” –  Wednesday, October 19, 7 – 9 PM

6) Closure –  Wednesday, October 26, 7 – 9 PM

NOTE: This is a 6 session process, so please check your calendar to make sure you can come to all six sessions. You can attend the Intensive in-person or via zoom.

“I could not have imagined the shift I underwent from the first session until the end. I shed the old identity to see what was below the surface. My focus shifted, my understanding of my gifts was clarified.” Lisa Nomikos

What is a Healing Arts Intensive?

The pinnacle of the work we do at Life Force Arts, a Healing Arts Intensive is a group therapeutic process through the arts designed as a life-changing experience of transformation and healing in community. Healing Arts Intensives are based in the Life Force Arts Method (LFAM), a powerful psychological and spiritual tool for understanding life from our most inner world to our most outer world. Participants focus on a personal Transformational Goal which they manifest through the entire range of observing and creating through visual art, writing, dance, theater, and music. Each Intensive is built around a performance of Life Force Arts Ensemble which Intensive participants attend. The Ensemble creates an energy healing performance based on archetypal stories with sound healing, dance, vocal and instrumental music, and shamanic journey meditation in the sacred space created by our art exhibit.

The Format

Each Healing Arts Intensive has a Group of six to eight participants guided by a Facilitator, usually LFAE Artistic Director Joan Forest Mage. There are six sessions, usually meeting once per week for six weeks. The sessions are usually 2 hours each.

The sessions are:

  • Orientation – Intro to the Life Force Arts Method and creation of Transformational Goals based on Keywords of the 4 Skills of LFAM. Discussion of the background of the LFAE Performance that the Group will be attending: its theme, Main Text, visuals/artwork, music and movement.
  • Issues & Goals Discussion, writing, drawing and meditation to examine the Issues related to each of the 4 Skills of LFAM, and how they interact with each participant’s Transformational Goal and the theme of the performance.
  • Writing – Participants create poetry and creative writing that embodies their Transformational Goal, and may be included in the LFAE performance.
  • Healing Arts Lab – Participants are guided in creating a healing ritual to advance their Transformational Goals, incorporating the self-expressive art and inner personal work they have been doing.
  • LFAE performanceParticipants observe Ensemble members in an interdisciplinary art performance which includes dance, singing, sound healing, instrumental music, poetry and visual art. Part of the performance allows time for the audience to journal through writing or drawing their responses and insights, and a time for sharing.
  • Closure – Participating in interdisciplinary arts and divination techniques to complete Transformational Goals and bring Closure to the Group. Each participant has the opportunity to reflect on and share the outcome of their experience and Transformation.

Note: different Intensives have the sessions in a slightly different order. Closure is always the last session. But the other sessions can change order, depending on the Intensive.

Tuition Credit Policy for Healing Arts Intensives

There are no refunds for Healing Arts Intensives, but tuition credit for future Intensives may be issued as follows:
If you have paid for a Healing Arts Intensive, but you do not attend ANY of the sessions, you are given a tuition credit for the full amount of the Intensive which can be applied to a future Intensive. This tuition credit must be used within one year from the date of the initial Intensive Orientation.

If you attend ONLY THE ORIENTATION session of the Intensive but none of the other sessions, you are given a tuition credit of half of the admission price you paid for the Intensive. This tuition credit can be applied to a future Intensive. This tuition credit must be used within one year from the date of the initial Intensive Orientation.

If you attend two or more sessions of the Intensive, you do not receive a tuition credit.

Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, has FREE PARKING in Central Savings parking lot. Click here for directions.
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September 14, 2022

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LFAE logoMost of our events may be attended online through Zoom or in person at Life Force Arts Center 1609 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL.
Once you have registered, please contact us at 773.327.7224 or to let us know if you are planning on attending through zoom or in person so that we can provide you with the link to your class.
We look forward to connecting with you!