Meet Your Facilitators

Dorothy Verbick & Jennifer MacIsaac

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all humans are innately creative beings. As such we derive energy, joy, and peace from the creative process. Therefore, it is our birthright as humans to create. It is also our belief that this innate creativity is a powerful link to mindfulness. For our purposes, we define mindfulness as paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, and without judgement. Above all Creating Mindfulness strives to be accessible to all skill levels. So, even if you feel you can’t meditate, or that you are not creative, then Creating Mindfulness is still for you. 

WE WANT YOU!

 

Creating Mindfulness takes a gentle approach to help you merge your innate creativity with a practice in mindfulness. Specifically, we use gentle techniques such as guided meditations, journal prompts, and creative play to help make both creativity and mindfulness accessible to all skill levels. In addition, we maintain a judgement free and encouraging space for your personal practice to unfold.

Dorothy Verbick

Dorothy is in her 8th year teaching, and is currently an art teacher at Gibbs Middle School. She earned her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and a Masters in art education from The University of Tennessee. In 2011 she was introduced to Transcendental Meditation, and since then has come to believe that art and meditation truly can heal. Dorothy started to develop mindfulness art classes with her middle school students. She is excited to be able to now share these beautiful techniques outside her classroom as well.

Jennifer MacIsaac

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in design  (TXMD) from Middle Tennessee State University, with minors in art and human sciences. Her passion lies with helping people to discover their own inner creativity. She has spent the past five years teaching art to both children and adults in various capacities. Jennifer is a believer in the innate creativity within every human being, and she loves to facilitate process-based art experiences. These open ended experiences help people to foster their own creativity from within in a safe judgement free environment.