Inspiring the 'Nature' of Creative and Purposeful Living

About

Awen~Arts

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 is the ‘inspiration’ of the arts; the muse of creative expression-the spark that animates 'inspiring one to life.' 

Inspiring 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~Bereavement Counselor~Wellness Consultant  

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Services

  • Expressive Arts Therapy and Education 
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Health and Wellness Consultation
  • Movement Facilitation
  • Nature-based Experiences inspired by Naturalist Studies and *Ecopsychology- *The skillful application of ecological insights to the practice of psychotherapy and the discovery of our emotional bond with the planet.~Theodore Roszak 


  • Fees: Private 60 minute and 75 minute sessions are based on a sliding~scale. Group / Class fees vary. Please call or email for more information.

Classes~Groups~Programs

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan- Yang Condensed Form~“meditation in motion”: Wednesday 10-11am (for individuals diagnosed with cancer)-Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland OR
  • Chi Yoga- An integration of Chi Kung & Hatha Yoga (classes coming soon)
  • Bodies In Balance- Movement supporting conditioning & overall body awareness: Thursday 4-5pm (for individuals diagnosed with cancer)-Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland OR

Groups/Programs

  • Expressions of Living
  • Reconnecting with Life after Loss
  • The 'Nature'  of Grief
  • KIDZ: Kids in the Discovery Zone

Testimonials

  • The 'Reconnecting with Life after Loss' group was absolutely outstanding. I'm deeply appreciative of the guidance, compassion and improvement offered by its excellent facilitator.   
  • 'The Nature of Grief' group refreshed my wounded spirit. The process touched me deeply...Nature has elements of strength scattered all over, with fragile new life that's tough and resilient, always reseeding itself-starting anew.
  •  Using creative expression helped me channel emotions that were trapped...

     

     

Classes~Groups~Programs

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

T'ai Chi Ch’uan (Yang condensed form), often referred to as “meditation in motion”, is a series of gentle movements designed to promote  musculosketetal balance, flexibility and strength. With regular practice, T’ai Chi brings peace of mind, mental alertness and enhanced physical awareness. 

Chi Yoga

Chi Yoga is an integration of Chi Kung and Hatha Yoga, where various series 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

Bodies in Balance is a movement program that enhances physiological health; encompassing cardiovascular, strength and flexibility—through adapting mindful methods of using the body’s own weight and natural movement patterns.  

Expressions of Living

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

  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. 

The 'Nature' of Grief

 The 'Nature' of Healing through 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.

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Awen~Arts Integrative Wellness

(503) 277-8976