Heidi Hansen’s Original Art Collection Available by Inquiry.

    I made everything you see here, these are all original Heidi Hansen paintings and are available for purchase by inquiry. Many of these are available in prints and posters of varying sizes, if the original has been sold. I can be reached at email doghotel.hansen@gmail.com, and at limited times at 360-842-3479. Please enjoy…

Steps Towards “I Am Who I Say I Am, Not Who You Say I Am.”

These are the steps I suggest you take, meditate on, apply if you want to reclaim, or further cultivate/ own your Self after a trauma or in struggle with mental health issues. — Acceptance — Curious, not controlling — Own the adventure — Comfort and self- care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity —…

“Don’t Let Anyone” — Join The New “I Am Who I Say I Am” Movement

Mental illness doesn’t define who you are.  Don’t let it.  Don’t let the medical or counseling professions or toxic helpers dictate or determine your identity. This is the mantra song for taking back ownership of your narrative, mental health in tow. Persons who experience mental health problems — which is just about everyone at one…

Heidi’s Mental Health Inspiration Posters For Sale

These are $19.99 each, plus postage, or 3 for $29.99.  I accept major credit/debit cards via Paypal.com.  Prints are generally 8 x 10″ on heavy-toothed watercolor paper, but in some cases I can customize your selection to a large 16″ x 20″ or 28″ x 22″ sized.  Or, I can customize a pack of greeting…

Comfort & Joy from Maile Lei and Storm

What does a service dog do?  What does a Fur Family do?  Here’s a little comfort and joy from Maile Lei and Storm, my service dog and Fur Family: They help me get work done on my computer… __________________________________________________________________________________________- Yes, thank goodness I have work helpers here… _________________________________________  and they help in the kitchen, too……

Creativity Coaching from Heidi Hansen

Heidi D. Hansen, M.A. is a retired child-family and trauma therapist turned creativity coach and freelance artist-writer.  Many of her works can be found on these blog pages.  Creativity is a natural reservoir within each of us and might not have anything to do with art.  Creativity is a posture of understanding situations from many…

Heidi Hansen Introduces Her New Book and Animated Movie, “The Muse Academy” — See and read it all here!

Heidi D. Hansen is the creator of The Muse Academy — the book, the animated movie, the illustrations and music and songs.  Copyrighted 2017-2018, reproduction prohibited.  To inquire, email Heidi at dog.hotel.hansen@gmail.com, and please enjoy what you find on this page and at http://www.themuseacademy.wordpress.com.  Thanks, and carpe imagi! The Muse Academy, copyright2017 by Heidi D….

“This Possible Life” new webcast from Heidi D. Hansen, M.A. Excerpt from Episode: “The Problem With Kids These Days”

December 10, 2017 THIS POSSIBLE LIFE SCRIPT: “The Problem With Kids These Days”  Webcast Excerpt ____________________________________________________________ Hello, and welcome to the first episode of “This Possible Life,” a weekly exploration of modern mental health topics made and produced by me, Heidi Hansen. Each episode is organized into three parts, Act One, “What’s Going on?,” ACT…

Trauma Handbook: Living In The Possible

  Trauma Handbook Living in the possible (Above: “Possibility Hotline” painting, by Heidi Hansen, with Maile Leic2017) by Heidi D. Hansen, M.A. ___________________________________________________________ — Trauma changes us, but we get to say how. — Trauma is not an illness, or a character flaw, or something we brought on ourselves. Trauma is something that happens to…