Trailblazer Interview: Aviva Gold – Creativity, Healing & Art Medicine

Aviva Gold Interview

Aviva Gold has been an art therapist, a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and an artist. Today, and for the past 35 years, she has grown into an art medicine woman. 

She’s taught her transformative Painting from the Source method worldwide, in the past 35 years she has taught at major workshop centres in the world such as Omega, Findhorn, Mana retreat, Kripalu and Esalen. 

She has taken Painting from the Source teachings to England, France, Canada, New Zealand, Ecuador, and Italy and is currently creating a source retreat in Oracle, Arizona. 

Click to tweet – Aviva is a true, global wellness trail blazer and I’m honoured she’s joining us for this interview.

In this interview we cover: 

– Creativity and healing 

– What is art medicine? 

– How to Paint from the Source

– Where to begin in using art for healing and processing

– Finding the ‘gold in the wound’ and working with it

Read the transcript here

Aviva Gold

“Every situation can be helped by expressing the deeper issue in a painting.” – Aviva Gold

Art Medicine

“You don’t have to be trained in the arts to experience this ecstasy. The possibility to reconnect is always present.” – Aviva Gold

Creativity and healing

“Often you must paint the beast to get to beauty. ” – Aviva Gold

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