An introduction to Tina and how she approaches consultations.
I have over 30 years of experience helping people repair the disconnect between mind, body, spirituality and imagination. I call this process integration. Providing a safe space to process and heal is my priority. When the mind-body-spirit disconnect is repaired, curiosity and imagination begins to flow again, It is so beautiful to witness when this happens.
Dr. Tina Bailey is a trauma informed visual and performing artist, ordained minister and endorsed Chaplain working cross-culturally. She is also certified as a Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapist (EXAT). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as Master's degrees of Communications and of Religious Education. She holds a Doctorate in ministry focusing the intersection of Art and Spirituality. She has also completed 200 hour Qugong teacher training and coursework in Somatic work, Polyvagal Theory, Bilateral Stimulation, etc.
Dr. Bailey's own life experience as a survivor of Septic Shock, Graves Disease, and Melanoma among several other things related to a life in cross-cultural settings has motivated her to do her own work in healing and to help others heal. She enjoys guiding people to discover their creative potential through integrating and healing the whole self. Tina has used visual and performing arts in response to traumatic situations following the Bali bombings and the Asian tsunami, with West African refugees, and with displaced people in northern Iraq and Eastern Indonesia. She helps prisoners to develop skills and process trauma in painting, drawing and dance in multiple arts programs in prisons. In addition to disaster and prison trauma work Tina has worked with church trauma both inside and outside the church.
Tina has over 30 years of extensive dance experience in improvisation, performance and choreography. Since moving to Asia in 1996, she has studied several Indonesian forms of dance, as well as traditional Balinese painting, batik and Balinese gamelan music. “Lagu Maria”, a Balinese Gamelan composition for Ballet, was composed specifically for her based on the Magnificat. She regularly performs both together with gamelan musicians and as a member of improvisational formations a group she founded. She is a body awareness and movement specialist and leads master classes annually at the Cresendo Summer Institute of Arts in Hungary to help opera singers and instrumentalists connect deeper with their bodies in performance.
Tina began her involvement in the prison when she was invited to assist in a visual arts program that was initiated by inmates specifically for inmates. Her participation grew over 12 years to mentoring prisoners in multiple prisons through trauma counseling, life skills development and therapeutic art making as a volunteer. Through these years of experience she has expanded her work to caring for those in crisis and in training others in trauma informed care.
Embodied spirituality engages the whole person. By balancing mind, body and spirit equally, a person’s life becomes
integrated. Each part of one’s being informs the other. If one part is devalued the whole is incomplete. A holy balance emerges when all that we are functions in harmony both individually and with others. The core of embodied spirituality is developing a way of life that is integrated.
Tina is a Certified QiGong instructor and works with groups, or individuals, either in person or online,
Art shapes our understanding and experience of the spiritual and restoring the creative thinking process bridges the division of physical and spiritual, body and mind affecting how people experience God in each persons respective tradition. One of the ways Tina does this is through a model she developed combining art making and an ancient spiritual practice known as Lectio Divina.
Tina works with individuals as well as with groups, online or in person She holds workshops and leads contemplative retreats on creativity and imagination incorporating drama, dance, music, visual arts, improvisation and spiritual formation.She meets each person where they are providing a safe space to heal, All backgrounds and/or spiritual traditions are welcome.
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