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We believe you can be nurtured in the midst of anything. We offer cutting edge Expressive Arts Therapy and Feng Shui services for individuals, families and organizations.

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With over 20 years experience in the transformative power of art engagement and balancing spaces, we help you to meet challenges with greater ease and joy.

Hi I’m Stephanie Gruss from Expressive Arts Space. Are you finding yourself stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated or challenged? Life is meant as a journey to come home in, yet many times when we experience difficulty, we disconnect from what matters most through judgment, protection or fear of the unfamiliar.

As your Expressive Arts Coach, I invite you to put logical problem-solving aside and engage in a right-brain activity. Through interacting with materials, painting, writing, movement or music you discover qualities of meaning and inner wisdom, possibilities unveil that weren’t accessible before.

Since years Expressive Arts has helped me to see new ways of being in the world. When I am dealing with physical challenges, words often fail to communicate my inner world, my story. For example, as I struggled to climb the stairs to an expressive movement class years ago, hearing the music had my body move with ease and grace versus pain. Wow, I was able to access qualities of aliveness and mobility. It allowed me to see, share and reshape my perspective of feelings, pain and limitation. It is this transformative power of the arts that I want to share with you to have more awareness, presence and connectedness in what matters.

While I was working with children with ASD, I recognized the need for subtleties of awareness to see them and interact with them. I describe this in my thesis (Encounter on the rainbow bridge), how expressive arts with a child and myself was a way to meet and access abilities of function such as developing language and relationship.

The creative process engages the whole of you. We make art as a phenomenon. Something tiny attracts you, a colour, a shape or a quality and you explore it with your senses like a child. Surprised, it reaches you in deeper levels of your self.

We harvest a work by using another form of art to make sense and make it real in our body and more tangible in the everyday.

As an artist I was once asked to create interactive theme spaces for self-therapy, evoking the imagination to shift negative beliefs. In a Feng shui consult we move the elements of a space to make it work for the people and activities as your designer, I use the arts to create environments in which you thrive like a few years back when I suggested to a mother who’s 7-year-old son was scared to enter the basement to paint a tree in the staircase with leaves made of things the son liked. A month later the mother shared that the son was now happily playing in the basement.

With training in psychotherapy (Humaniversity), Feng Shui Design (Kushi Institute) and an MA in Expressive Arts Coaching, Consulting and Education (European Graduate School) I helped families, companies, people with disability, chronic illness, seniors and children with special to be empowered.

If you are curious to explore Expressive Arts work or book a Feng Shui Design consult to have more nurture and flow in your life and relationships, contact us.

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Stephanie Gruiss – Owner

Can you help me to deal with my feelings and emotions?

Certainly, let’s begin with a few questions to get started.

As your Expressive Arts Coach, I invite you to put logical problem-solving aside and engage in a right-brain activity. Through interacting with materials, painting, writing, movement or music you discover qualities of meaning and inner wisdom, possibilities unveil that weren’t accessible before.

Since years Expressive Arts has helped me to see new ways of being in the world. When I am dealing with physical challenges, words often fail to communicate my inner world, my story. For example, as I struggled to climb the stairs to an expressive movement class years ago, hearing the music had my body move with ease and grace versus pain. Wow, I was able to access qualities of aliveness and mobility. It allowed me to see, share and reshape my perspective of feelings, pain and limitation. It is this transformative power of the arts that I want to share with you to have more awareness, presence and connectedness in what matters.

While I was working with children with ASD, I recognized the need for subtleties of awareness to see them and interact with them. I describe this in my thesis (Encounter on the rainbow bridge), how expressive arts with a child and myself was a way to meet and access abilities of function such as developing language and relationship.

The creative process engages the whole of you. We make art as a phenomenon. Something tiny attracts you, a colour, a shape or a quality and you explore it with your senses like a child. Surprised, it reaches you in deeper levels of your self.

We harvest a work by using another form of art to make sense and make it real in our body and more tangible in the everyday.

As an artist I was once asked to create interactive theme spaces for self-therapy, evoking the imagination to shift negative beliefs. In a Feng shui consult we move the elements of a space to make it work for the people and activities as your designer, I use the arts to create environments in which you thrive like a few years back when I suggested to a mother who’s 7-year-old son was scared to enter the basement to paint a tree in the staircase with leaves made of things the son liked. A month later the mother shared that the son was now happily playing in the basement.

With training in psychotherapy (Humaniversity), Feng Shui Design (Kushi Institute) and an MA in Expressive Arts Coaching, Consulting and Education (European Graduate School) I helped families, companies, people with disability, chronic illness, seniors and children with special to be empowered.

If you are curious to explore Expressive Arts work or book a Feng Shui Design consult to have more nurture and flow in your life and relationships, contact us.

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Unfolding bud. Open. Silvery streams coming forward. Hidden in the midst is the light. Petal after petal opening. Lets you explore. Streams are coming into a flow. It flows from inwards, it flows, it flows. It unfolds and moves.

Stephanie Gruss

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Sepideh T.- Refugee Consultant
Sepideh T.- Refugee Consultant
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"What I love about sessions with Stephanie is that she listens deeply and trusts her listening. That opens the door to the unexpected. She meets me where I am at and skillfully and gently guides me over the edge. I can fully relax and know I'm held - from there what feels impossible becomes quietly possible. I leave sessions enriched and more intimate with me and humanity. Thank you for your heart offering Stephanie."
Janice W - Lodge manager
Janice W - Lodge manager
Expressive Arts in Residence
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"Helping seniors remain productive and creative is very positive. Stephanie worked with my mother in her later years living in a nursing home. They painted and crafted. Stephanie is a fine artist in her own right. They did a huge wall mural involving residents in helping to create a fun atmosphere in the lodge. Stephanie was patient, kind and always had a great way to help my mother express her creativity. She was a great help to our family in keeping our mom happy."
Gunnar H. - Vision Acupuncture
Gunnar H. - Vision Acupuncture
Feng Shui for Home Business
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"Our house feels lighter and less cluttered. We feel more relaxed and content after our sessions with Stephanie. Others commented on how nice it felt. After applying the suggestions for placing desks, bed, organize our downtime spaces, ‘do’ our ‘hobbies’, we both felt met by our ‘new space’. It’s fascinating and really helpful. You’ll discover things about yourself and your home helping transform your experience of your space. No need to spend lots of money either!"
Bryonia B. - Child Care Worker
Bryonia B. - Child Care Worker
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"Working with Stephanie was a wonderful and professional creative process with the Expressive Arts. I found the session an excellent and useful tool. I discovered clarity, and meaning in my current situation, leading towards a greater self-discovery and understanding."
Veronique A.- Senior
Veronique A.- Senior
Art in Action
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"The Mandala workshop has made me very happy and I look forward to keeping being happy with it and with more of it through so many of the millions of shapes and forms, I am passing by every day. Thank you again and again for having shared so generously this well of delight. "
Kerri C.- Mother
Kerri C.- Mother
Feng Shui for Home
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"Our house felt like we just moved in, it wasn’t tailored to our needs. After implementing Stephanie’s Feng Shui suggestions of moving my husband’s office up from the basement to the abundance and the fish tank to the career area of the house, he got a raise, an inheritance and more daily benefits. In the upper level he is more part of the family. We sleep better. Our son is going to bed easier, more comfortable in his study room, feeling stronger. I started yoga, having a space for it. I like working looking out a window, not backing towards upcoming stairs."
Manuela H. - Craniosacral Therapist
Manuela H. - Craniosacral Therapist
Expressive Arts Coaching
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"Thank you! I felt carried in your quiet and focused guidance during the Expressive Arts Coaching, while having space and support for my exploration. While enjoying the process of inner expression, the outcome surprised and enlivened me. Finding the meaning in it all, helped to apply it in my life. Looking at the painting, I know clearly which direction to take in my decision and what it mean to me. "
Bianca H. - Vocal Coach
Bianca H. - Vocal Coach
Feng Shui for Home
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Twice Stephanie did a Feng Shui Consultation for me. Amazing! The 2nd one online Germany/Canada was as good and precise as the 1st one on site. By her intuition, incredible Feng Shui knowledge and application of Interior design, she reads the needs of the people and the place finding the right solutions. I can totally trust her. With her help my small garden became the greatest jewel: so peaceful and colourful, that a friend said: “Wow, a little Zen Garden.”
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We are committed to deeply listening and meeting you in your process for internal transformation through expressive arts therapy, or externally through feng shui consulting shifting the atmosphere in your space. We guarantee:

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"Stephanie offers a warm and sensitive space in her Expressive Arts Sessions. It was amazing what came out and how that helped me see different parts of me. After that I could be more sensitive to me!"
Jane S. - TRE Therapist
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