What is empathy? How are empathy and being empathic related? What tools can we use to help support and cultivate our ability to stay open and compassionate in our lives?
Join artist, author and illustrator Elaine Clayton as she discusses these topics and more in celebration of her newest book, The Way of the Empath: How Compassion, Empathy and Intuition Can Heal Your World.
Experiential and explorative, this program will support participants in embracing a deeper sense of empathy and tapping into intuitive insight through discussion and creative expression, including fun, playful and relaxing freestyle drawing methods.
No prior experience or expertise is necessary, just a genuine curiosity and willingness to be open and have fun!
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"An empath's life is not an ordinary life. It requires the strength of a lion, because it takes real courage to be empathic. This form of artful living asks that you develop your imagination, your curiosity, and your consciousness in an extraordinary way - that you discover how your perceptions guide and inform you, how they shape you and, at times, challenge you. It encourages you to step into your own innate role as creator and work to bring compassion and an open heart to yourself and others."
- Elaine Clayton, from the Introduction of The Way of the Empath
Elaine Clayton is an artist and author/illustrator of several books for children and adults on intuitive intelligence. She is an intuitive reader, Reiki Master, and teacher of intuitive empathic development. She has taught in premier independent schools in Atlanta, Boston, and New York City and as visiting author/artist in cities around the U.S. Elaine has also worked in community aid organizing and at a Cesar Chavez migrant camp.
Elaine studied at School of Visual Arts in New York where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Essay. Her editorial art includes work for the New York Times, New York Times Book Review, and books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley and author of the popular Broadway play Wicked, Gregory Maguire.