Lisa Schaewe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and a graduate of Naropa's Transpersonal Counseling Psychology/Art Therapy program. She maintains a private practice in a studio environment with a focus on mindfulness-based approaches to personal growth, life transitions and trauma resolution. At Naropa she teaches Meditation Practicum classes, is a meditation instructor and leads discussion groups for Psychology of Meditation I. In the community she teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes and facilitates workshops exploring creative process as a mindulness practice. Her clinical experience includes serving individuals experiecing severe forms of mental illness, hospice patients, people with developmental disabilities and those enduring chronic pain and life limiting medical conditions. She is a long time Zen student with a deep committment to using art making as a form of spiritual practice.
The contemplative approach to education at Naropa invites students discover who they truly are, then provides them with the skills needed to manifest that truth in their personal and professional lives.
Current project PAINTING MIND is an ongoing series exploring observed mental and emotional states arising in meditation.
In the Meditation Practicum class I have the opportunity to introduce students who do not usually engage in art making to the direct experience of using creative process as a form of mindfulness practice. It opens a big door.