Art Yourself Alive

Art Yourself Alive podcast shares the lived experience stories of those who have embraced creativity, in any of its glorious forms, to support their own growth, healing and mental / physical health. We span the spectrum of stories that illustrate how the Arts can literally save your life or introduce you to even deeper depths of aliveness within yourself. The artywisdom from these conversations plants seeds in the listener to whisper the encouragement and permission they have been waiting for to begin their own creative journey and empower themselves to follow their curiosity, honour their own inner landscape and celebrate all the colours that they are. New podcast released on Tuesdays - Fortnightly Hosted by Vikki Parker - Artist / Founder of Doodle Cafe / South East Champion for the Lived Experience Network (LENs) www.vikkiparker.com

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Episodes

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever considered the power of quiet, the strength of gentleness & the potency of poetry to speak into the parts of yourself that have been whispering, wanting to be heard? Come with me on this deep dive into the poetic world of Visibility Mentor Rionach Aiken, as we move softly through the lived experience of painful shyness and sensitivity, the unfolding of treasure within & the possibility of expansion without, through the embodiment of words that can help us share the magic of who we are with no need to shout, displace others or be in conflict with the world. Be inspired to embrace the worth of your core self through poetry and take up the space in the world that is yours. May you find a poem that shows you how to sprinkle your own magic & hear your own voice.   Find Rionach's work here https://www.rionachaiken.com/ Download your free copy of poetry inspiration here -  https://www.rionachaiken.com/poetryguide   To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com 

Tuesday Jul 05, 2022

Join us on this gentle, fluid journey through the cycles of nature, women's menstruation, and motherhood as a creative initiation with author, poet, singer-songwriter & wild muse, Khalsa Morgan. From a childhood of solitude in nature and a navigation of losing joy for her creative spark through the restrictions of education and its incessant drive for goal oriented output, to coming full circle living in a caravan in a field, we witness how writing supported her through periods of homelessness and the deep grief of being separated from her son. If you have ever felt like you needed to recover from systems and restrictions and reconnect with your magical child within, whilst honouring the sacredness of your own cycle (men included!) listen in to how autobiographical writing can help you make sense and meaning of your individual path.   Khalsa has found deep healing and connection in communities & circles of likeminded people that see & hear her for exactly who she is. She encourages you to find this for yourself and offers the opportunity to begin that sharing journey here.  https://www.khalsamorgan.com/wildmuse-portal-membership   To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com 

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

Listen in to this delicious conversation with creative firestarter, Moyra Scott, as we weave our way through her Wild Art Journaling process, the potency and freedom of destruction and breaking through your limits doing messy art. As we explore the symbolism of layers, hidden aspects of self & how we can find solace and answers in the spaces we can make for ourselves to reflect, we touch upon the breakthroughs we can have beyond our stuckness, especially in relation to our global experience of lockdown and how establishing a creative toolkit for supporting the smaller challenges in life can prepare you for facing the sudden death of a parent.    Find out more about Moyra's work at https://www.moyrascott.com   To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com 

Monday May 30, 2022

Such a delight to interview Ann O'Keife, the super community legend, creative writing tutor, laughter yoga practitioner, rune reader & wise woman. What an honour to dive deep into the play memories of imaginary friends and the inner world of a quiet child and her relationship with the spirit world. She explores her journey of embracing being seen and heard & how her own creative toolkit supported her through extraordinary levels of loss and grief. If you need a soothing voice that encourages you to 'give it a go', just as you are, then Ann is a beautiful example of the grounded, warm hearted presence that can support you in your unique unfolding & expression as she models the ways in which we could all speak to ourselves.   See more of Ann's work at  https://www.livinglifefully.net/   To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com 

Monday May 16, 2022

Breaking free of restrictions & rules around creativity is a foundational norm for my next guest Sarah Chaplin. As a jazz musician, jazz radio presenter for Jazz London Live, children's author in the climate fiction genre & mum, she recalls her unruly childhood and her journey into full creative expression of all the creative portals she has found herself skilled in. Listen in to this rich conversation about deep personal awareness, grief & inspiring children to write poetry & save the environment.   As an author she writes under the name Sarah Holding. You can read about her books here at www.sarah-holding.com or follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/officialsarahholding/  For Jazz London Live go to https://jazzlondonlive.com/    To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com   

Monday May 16, 2022

A beacon of hope in the Brighton community is my first guest. You don't want to miss this in depth conversation with Annie Murray, founder of Edit Sweet Ltd & Horizon Media Course. We get deep into talk about addiction, homelessness, childhood play memories & what it feels like to be pioneering media skills for those in recovery. This is a very candid interview about the raw reality of addiction. If you are seeking recovery for yourself you can go to www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk  for more information   Check out her pioneering work in the community at www.myhorizon.rocks Book her for your professional film production at https://editsweet.rocks/    To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com 

Monday May 16, 2022

Welcome to the Art Yourself Alive Podcast. Thankyou for coming on this journey with me to explore stories of transformation and mental health through creative process. My story found it's public voice in 2017, after decades of healing. After writing a one-woman show for Brighton Fringe called 'Voice', I embarked on the next 5 years exploring my right to be here, alive and thriving, embracing creativity, calling myself an Artist, and making the changes I needed to fully embody my purpose. This first episode takes us back to the first public speaking I ever did, just before the I performed the show. Recorded live at Inspiring Talks Brighton in May 2017 We all start telling the truth somewhere and test out our capacity to hold that truth and let it be witnessed.   Personal Journey Series #1   To learn more about your host go to www.vikkiparker.com To access a FREE guided meditation to celebrate your Inner Treasure sign up here  https://mailchi.mp/a9bd77df04d0/artywisdomnews    Podcast music composed & sung by Vikki Parker Music Production by Hilary Burt www.hilaryburtmusic.com   

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Art Heals

 

Former Drama teacher, Vikki Parker, is a self-taught artist specialising in intuitive pencil drawings that seek to capture whispers in the energy field, welcoming in healing energy for the collective consciousness. Her artwork tells the story of a quest to piece back the fragments of a lost self, post trauma, into an integrated whole. Each image brings forth a new layer of healing in the dismantling of the frozen self, mindset blocks, survival physiology & deeply embedded response to external worlds that were less than favourable for the developing child.

Follow her Personal Journey Series as she invites you in to an inner world of the conscious creative process that saved her life.

Follow the stories of others as they invite you into their brave worlds as they also seek to inspire hope and change.

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