The Expressive Heart

“Expressive Arts combine the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth and community development."

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association 

 When we actively engage in using the Expressive Arts in a relational way, we are practicing and re-discovering new "languages" and ways to communicate our thoughts, feelings, and desires. Each artistic medium/language used, then becomes a different and unique "expressive" tool, helping to co-author a full and authentic expression of the holistic (whole and intimately interconnected) Self. 

 

 It is in our DNA to relate to others, to share our joys, our sorrows, our excitement. Relational Expressive Arts allows us to forge meaningful and healing relationships, and to  maybe, for just a brief moment, offer a place where Everyone can meet.

Relational Expressive Arts practices can help you to experience, reclaim, and redefine how you express your whole Self and receive others.  In the english language, "ART" is embedded in the word "HEART." The perspective that creativity and self-expression can be fueled by compassion, understanding, and openness is essential to our vision. Our goal is to nurture healing and creative connections to ourself, others, and our natural world in compassionate and playful ways.

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Artist/Educator/Therapeutic Guide

"Hi! I'm Steven (he/him/they) and I love exploring and collaborating in any expressive medium (visual art, movement, music, theater, writing, culinary, nature, etc)! I have a playful inner-child, am an earthy explorer, and live for designing, organizing, and curating beautiful spaces. I grew up with different perspectives both as a "queer ethnic kid"and as a brother to my gracious, intelligent, and differently-abled fraternal twin, Christopher. My parents ancestors are from Cuba and England, and I am grateful to continue honoring the complexities of my identity. The lush green forests and lands of the First Nation Hammononassetts people (southern Connecticut) are where I grew up and currently live. Nature, spirituality, and impromptu dance parties play an important part in my self-care and are perspectives I love sharing with my friends, family, and the people I work with!"

Steven Hosking is an accomplished performer, multi-modal artist, educator and therapeutic guide. He has over 10 years of experience in therapeutic and expressive arts-based service within educational and community-based settings. His intention is to create a safe, nurturing, and playful space that allows our innate creative languages to be heard, felt, and shared. - especially to peoples and groups who may feel they haven't had the opportunity or safety to do so. 

steven Hosking

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Steven has earned his Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy & Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University; a Bachelors in Drama & Musical Theater from Syracuse University; and has continued post-graduate studies in drama therapy at the Developmental Transformations Institute of New York City. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut.

 

Steven is also a certified JourneyDance™ facilitator, Kripalu yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner who has taught at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and in other in-person and virtual settings across the country. In an effort to broaden beyond the tradition clinical lens of therapeutic culture, he actively weaves and integrates diverse, creative, mindful, and spiritual practices into his work of art making, guidance, and education. In 2018 he founded The Expressive Heart, LLC along with the dream of one day building a home base in his self-designed and dreamed up
“Expressing Art Tiny House Studio" as his home base.