Creative Life Foundation’s Soul is a therapy program for people in need of healing. Amy Hupe, a licensed therapist and director of Soul, walks quietly alongside and sits in attentive presence with individuals where they live and work. Soul utilizes both psycho-dynamic and expressive arts approaches to therapy that can be conducted through home visits, on the streets or in a traditional counseling setting.
The Soul program supports Creative Life Foundation’s scholarship students and guides curriculum for the education center. In addition, Amy offers expressive arts therapy and counseling services to survivors of war, exploitation and sexual violence. She also facilitates group trainings for practitioners and caregivers on the application of expressive arts therapy.
The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of a tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek. -Parker Palmer