...a creative soul with a studio in North Portal, Saskatchewan, Canada. I love to utilize creative expression and intuitive guidance to explore the inner-landscapes of life-experiences and dreams.
Over the past 22 years I have been establishing this self-directed creative practice including many different art/creative techniques, workshops, retreats and classes to assist in healing. Healing from the aspect of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms. And as part of the process, I decided to further explore the concept of “Art as Healer”, and to help facilitate this, I obtained my Expressive Arts Therapy certificate and Creative Grief Coaching courses. My gift back to the world for all of this creative and vibrant energy, I felt was entrusted to me, is to create and hold sacred space for others who feel the need to unpack their own experiences and offer gentle acceptance of each person's process.
Sharing my passion of artistic expression through creative-arts workshops and retreats I host art-circle-groups where community is built. These retreats and workshops have been designed to assist us to embrace our relationship to our "whole-selves" and allow the space needed for deep reflection and self-healing. I also offer one-on-one sessions in person or by phone/Skype for those who are more comfortable exploring their healing processes on a more private level. I have also created special healing meditation techniques through guided classes and private sessions.
In addition to using art as healer, I have training in many healing techniques and traditions and offers healing energy treatments out of my healing room beside my art studio.
Sheila as host, story-catcher, and clear-leader. I can see your brilliance and wholeness and can help you to see it too. All too often, life’s experiences and society’s programming can cover up our innate brilliance. I use the creative arts and intuition in assisting you to uncover your limiting beliefs, your wounding, your “not good enough” stories – your fears, and “keep me little” habits…..your layers of “crap” that is covering your light and give you the tools to shine your light into the world which has been waiting patiently for it!……
I facilitate healing at holistic levels! I have the tools for complete well-being - treating your physical self through healing energy treatments, your emotional self through expressive/creative arts therapy and creative grief coaching, your mental self in mindfulness meditation and your spiritual self in Shamanic and ancient traditions and consulting with “the Wise Ones” through readings and channelling messages based on the circle teachings.
“I highly recommend Sheila Farstad as creative guide/consultant/therapist. She is intuitive with a fun-loving personality that makes working with her fun and easy. Her non-judgemental manner allows your inner artist to come out without fear, yet her intuitive questions allow you to go deeper as you explore. Sheila has taught me to open up as an artist, try new things, and to think deeper about my art and what it’s about. I have learned to create without stress. Thank you Sheila!.”
“Another great healing by this amazing woman. She sets my soul on-FIRE! ”
— Tim Cyr (Vancouver, BC)
“Sheila tailors her sessions to best suit the needs of the client. She is so open with her offerings, and she intuitively knows what support/approach each person needs at the time. Her flexibility to put the client's needs ahead of her own agenda/plans is so very valuable, and not seen in other businesses who want their clients to conform to pre-designed plans.”
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“The love and support you will get from Sheila is honest and real. Her intuitive spirit will help guide you where you need to go, and her wisdom is quiet yet authentic. Sheila's approach is personal, open, friendly and absolutely non-judgemental. Sheila strives to create that safe space where you are open to exploring your inner-most self, and you will be rewarded greatly as you journey with Sheila as your guide.”
“Sheila is a gentle, kind, powerful soul that has the ability to encourage all ages to become more than they were prior to her spending time with them.”
“Sheila is such a wholesome person. She makes you feel so comfortable in her space or class. She is such a friendly compassionate individual. Her creativity just seems to emanate from her. ”
“Being able to opening, energize and balance your chakras is key. Through the practice of meditation not only can we eliminate stress but we can heal and balance our own bodies by drawing energy to the energy center or chakra point that is not functioning to it fullest potential.”