Bodhi Simpson

Workshops & Professional Development

I provide workshops for the community as well as continuing education in the field of art therapy and its applications in the wider scope of mental health. I offer an integrated approach which combines hands-on creative expression with best-practice techniques to enhance learning. Trainings can be designed for clinical and non-clinical staff that can be offered at your agency, symposium, or conference in person or online through Zoom. Workshops are creatively tailored to your theme/topic of interest and population. I will create an engaging and informative presentation specific to your audience. I have given workshops locally, out of state, and internationally. 



Examples of workshops I have presented recently are:

  • The “Art” of Self-Compassion

  • Connecting Our Heart and Mind

  • SoulCollage® as Self-Care for Helping Professionals

  • Introduction to SoulCollage ®

  • Creative Meditation

  • Wisdom of the Body

  • Decluttering the Mind and Slowing Down

  • The Use of Mandalas as a Healing Practice

  • The “Art” of Gratitude

  • Journaling for Wellness

  • Creating & Working with Personal Shrines

  • The “Art” of Self-Discovery

  • Art as a Transcendent Experience

  • Creating & Working with Intention/Prayer Flags as a Healing Practice

  • Creating & Working with the Mandorla

  • Paint your Inner Goddess/ Inner Healer

  • Creating & Working with Grounding Art

Clinical Trainings for Therapists

 Clinical workshops are creatively tailored to your theme/topic of interest

  • Expressive Tools for Clinical Practice: Introduction to Art Therapy

  • Using Art to Treat Anxiety in Clinical Practice: Creative Toolkit for Therapists

  • Art Therapy with intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

  • Art Therapy and Complicated Grief

  • The Use of Mandalas in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Insight & Healing

  • Exploring the Boundaries of Grief Therapy: Beyond the 5 Stages

  • Creative Imagination of the Heart: Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice

  • Creating & Working with Personal Shrines in Clinical Practice

  • Visual Journaling in Clinical Practice

  • Altered Books in Clinical Practice

  • Emerging Faces, Emerging Selves: Using Mask-Making in Clinical Practice

  • SoulCollage®: An Expressive Method for Self-Understanding and its Clinical Applications

  • Introduction to OH Cards: Metaphoric Cards of Association in Clinical Practice

  • Using Active Imagination and Connecting with Personal Symbols in Clinical Practice

  • Creative Meditation: Exercises for Authentic Self-Awareness

  • Working with Myth, Story & Metaphor in Clinical Practice


Workshops offered from 1.5 hours to full day experiences.

Contact Bodhi today for a proposal

Maine Therapist, Maine Counselor, psychology, Motivational Speaker
Soul Collage


Workshop Testimonials

“Bodhi’s workshops are both enlightening and fun-filled. She is a wonderful facilitator who puts everyone at ease and nurtures their true “selves” to shine through."


“I loved the experiential component of this workshop! The information was presented in a clear and organized way that made it easy to think about incorporating it into my practice as a mental health professional."


“Thank you for this workshop. This has reminded me about how great it feels to get messy and colorful, and just exist instead of thinking all the time. A great, relaxing afternoon!”

"Bodhi facilitates wonderful workshops for therapists in varied modalities. I have attended many of these and feel like I've nurtured my soul when I've completed them. I highly recommend that you hire her to develop trainings for your business, she is amazing."

“This workshop was exactly what we were hoping for! Thank you so much, we hope you come again next year!"


“Thank you for a thoughtful and heartfelt preparation and delivery. Today was a wonderful and healing experience – thank you for letting us remember how to play!”

"Thank you SO much for the beautiful experience of your program. We did not have a negative remark from anyone here - only glowing reviews and gratitude for the experience and requests for MORE!! This workshop fell in the category of the most transformative."

"I loved Bodhi - she is a very talented trainer! I will be using several of her experiential exercises; they were that well articulated."

"I am very familiar with meditation but this workshop was my first ever combination with art! I was not aware of all of the feelings I was holding onto - after this workshop I feel I have shifted to better feelings, thank you!"


“This workshop was really wonderful. Bodhi was gentle, clear and concise, and offered us an ABUNDANCE of materials to work with!”


“I have attended Bodhi’s workshops several times. I am always surprised at what I learn about myself! She creates a safe environment where everyone feels accepted.”


“It is impossible to over-estimate how fabulous working with Bodhi has been for me these past 10 years. Her workshops and ideas are always fun and innovative. I’m not an artist but Bodhi has made it possible to see it’s always about the process and not to stress about the product. Working in groups with Bodhi is always the best experience one could imagine”.

“Bodhi is a gentle, patient soul, very skilled at helping people to discover their creativity in their own way. She was affirming and accepting of everyone’s work and gave us the space to reflect on our feelings and share with others in the group. Great presenter!”


“Today I experienced another group SoulCollage workshop with Bodhi – I believe my 7th. Bodhi’s approach with this form of creative expression reaches deep into the heart to awaken what is held there. She leads the process to instinctively contemplate, affirm, learn, and celebrate our awareness. I am hooked!”

“I really enjoyed the guided meditations and visual prompts. I also really liked learning the process of letting go and being comfortable with change."


“Bodhi was awesome! I love her warm personality. I felt comfortable and inspired. She had great suggestions. I learned some helpful tools and I am inspired to keep creating!”

“I really appreciate Bodhi’s “out of the box” approach to healing through creativity. This workshop was also a great way to spend quality time with my daughter; the two of us are growing our “emotional tool box”.