Mentorship + Supervision for Healing Professionals

Creative Awakenings 2024 Mentorship and Training

How thrilling would it be to offer inspiring transformational expressive arts experiences for your clients, while also infusing your life and career with creativity and joy?

I am busy behind the scenes, preparing for the 15th-anniversary of the Creative Awakenings Mentorship program, designed especially to empower creative visionary women leaders like you!

Be sure to sign up for the waitlist to be first in line for early access to our exciting launch! As a special treat, you’ll receive an inspiring video titled “A Few of My Favorite Things,” where I share some of my secret sauce to ignite your creativity and spark innovation.

People often ask me, “How did you learn to do this?” My answer? “Flying by the seat of my pants!’

I offer consultation services to professionals who might be interested in learning how to bring this exciting, transformative and creative work into their practice with clients

There is a lot of truth to that statement, as when I began this work in 1988, I lived in a rural community, there was no internet and I didn’t know anyone who was using creativity in their practice. Along the way, there have also been remarkable guides who have come into my life at just the right moment.

The Person-Centered Expressive Therapy Institute (PCETI), Dr. Natalie Rogers, Anin Utgaard, Shelly Davis, Maria Gonzalez-Blue, are some of the more transformative mentors I’ve had the good fortune of traveling with.

I understand what it’s like to walk a path alone and you don’t have to. Creatives are often soloists. We like working alone, moving to the rhythm of our own drum. Yet there are times it can feel isolating or stale, and that’s where the power of co-creating can offer an infusion of collaborative inspiration.

The beauty of my 30-year career as an experiential practitioner is that every day is a new adventure, it’s never gotten old and I don’t feel burned out. I would LOVE to support you in feeling the same way!

Mentorship + Supervision is for:

Working Together

There are a couple of ways you can work with me

Sheri Is a wise and healing facilitator. She leads with her heart and soul. At the same time, she is grounded in an understanding of the systems, stories, and frameworks of our experience.With Sheri, you are in capable hands and you can trust that your vulnerable heart is safe.Whether you work with her and the herd or in the studio with a box of pastels, Sheri knows well how to guide you to new awakenings of the spirit!
In one word: Inspiring. I feel lucky to have known Sheri for a long time and I admire her creativity, authenticity, and dedication to her personal work and her professional offerings.Sheri has a tremendous amount of skill, experience, and knowledge.Combining these with her compassion, insight, presence, and enthusiasm, Sheri creates an incredible container for her students and clients to heal, grow, create, and flourish.If you get a chance to experience her work live or online, go for it!
Sheri Gaynor is the quintessential expressive arts professional! She brings creative wisdom and authenticity to her clients and her work. Sheri has a balanced and meaningful presence and she is highly effective in her approach. Sheri gently and safely guides her clients exactly where they need to go while helping them fulfill their goals!Sheri is a bright light and a blessing!

Approved Facilitators

Radmila Abram

Radmila Abram
Creative Awakenings Approved Facilitator, 2019
Private 5-Day Creative Awakenings Equss-heART Immersion
Founder/Owner, Healing Art Counseling

Five days of the intensive one on one work with Sheri Gaynor was beyond my expectations. It was an experience that words cannot describe. Together we moved through the process of creativity with art, movement as herd held the space for transformation to unfold in the field. My life has been altered to the new heights forever. I embodied my authentic self, looked at false self as I let go of the behavioral patterns that kept me stuck in the rut in the past. We all danced for five days, in real and dream time, through the fields of both humanity and horses. Sheri walked by me and witnessed the process as she allowed me to dance and move through my repressed emotions. She fully felt and reflected the wisdom of the horses as I traveled from false self into embodying the authentic self. That afternoon in the studio with Sheri, I decided to get messy and have fun with art materials. My takeaway from the immersion process was that I could still keep parts of my old creative self and dance with the new that is still emerging as I embrace each step with joy, fun, acceptance and play. As I am writing this just a few days after the training, I am allowing in more joy, beauty, and nurturing. I have stepped into life fully, as I allow my new self to emerge with trust and faith. I catch myself as I hear Sheri’s voice “What is happening?” I release the breath, check in and go back to grazing, -creating with GUSTO. The partnership with my husband and others are transformed.

Polly Paton-Brown
Creative Awakenings  Approved Facilitator, 2012
United Kingdom
Founder/Owner, Wild Soul Calling

My life’s journey has taken me many places and through many experiences. I have always been drawn to come alongside people, whether this was as a nurse or later as a psychotherapist. Traditional psychotherapy which focussed on talking about problems did not appeal to me. I was fortunate to train at the Institute of the Arts in Therapy and Education in London, and this opened up the world of symbol and image in a wonderful way. Dance, music, art and poetry were all part of the therapeutic process. In recent years this has evolved and now includes working out in Nature, learning from the other– than–human, especially my Healing Herd of four horses. The Celtic Wheel of the Year has become a living container for my life and work. Training with Sheri Was one of the most profound experiences I have had the privilege to go through. She is an amazing artist and wonderful teacher, walking the balance between challenge and support with ease and grace. The training not only equipped me to work with my clients more creatively, it opened me up to my own inner artist, and I have not looked back.
Sue Copper

Sue Copper
Creative Awakenings Approved Facilitator, 2012
Virginia, USA

Sheri’s Creative Awakenings facilitator training literally turned my life around, and awakened me to my true identity, at a time when I was searching for exactly that.
KIt Kauffman

Kit Kauffman
Creative Awakenings International Approved Facilitator, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Out of our vulnerability, in the showing of ourselves, comes our authenticity, which shows us the way.
Schedule a Discovery Session and learn more about how Creative Awakenings and expressive arts processes can enhance your work and your life.