Self-Compassion + Watercolor Journaling

Self-compassion is a foundational component of healing. If we cannot have compassion for ourselves, we cannot have it for others and if we cannot have compassion for others, we create a deep and lonely separation. Separation feeds fear, fear feeds the ego and supports the unfounded and delusional projections of our experiences onto our relationships.

This 4-week course couples the simple and fun art of watercolor journaling with the Buddhist meditation practices of Tonglen and Loving Kindness.

Tonglen is a compassionate meditative practice of giving and receiving through mindfulness. A beautiful process, Tonglen focuses on breathwork and grounding in the present moment and helps us prepare our focus and intentions.

Loving Kindness, also known as Metta, is a compassionate meditative practice of loving-kindness towards ourselves and others. We cannot give what we do not possess so cultivating loving-kindness for ourselves is as important as sharing this love with others.

Through this course, you will be introduced to basic drawing practices and watercolor techniques, providing the tools to help facilitate an introspective and peaceful adventure in creativity and self-compassion.

This course is designed for adults. Contact me for more information on adaptive programs for middle and high school students.

Program Overview

Art Therapy Final Project

Program Details

Watercolor Journaling Self Compassion


The in-person course includes (4) 2-hour sessions at a private residence in the Los Gatos Mountains. Each session begins and ends with a channeled meditation based in Buddhist self-compassion practices and reflection. Instructional time includes watercolor journaling technique and creation. The in-person option is a safe, friendly and warm environment where you're able to share this journey alongside other like-minded Artists. The investment for the in-person course is $189. Class size is limited to 6.

Fall 2022

Location: Los Gatos Mtns, 95033

Date/Time: Fridays 10:00AM-12:00PM PST, September 9, 16, 23, 30


This is a 4-week, live, virtual course. Each class is approximately 90 minutes of meditation/reflection, art instruction and creation. A list of supplies needed will be emailed to you. The virtual option offers an opportunity to begin this journey from a location that you feel most connected, alongside others across the world who share your curiosity for growth and art. The investment for the virtual course is $129. Class size is limited to 4.

Fall 2022

Location: via Zoom

Date/Time: Tuesdays 9:00AM-10:30AM PST, September 6, 13, 20, 27