Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

Here are a few of the questions I get asked the most.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to have any prior experience or ability to engage with intuitive process painting, art journaling or expressive arts?

    Absolutely not. All art based experiences facilitated by me are suitable for complete beginners and for people with more experience.

    This is because all experiences are process oriented rather than product oriented and can be approached from any level. Your skills, ability and experience are perfect exactly as they are and yes, you will be able to do it. That’s a promise!

  • Will I learn techniques in intuitive process painting sessions?

    No, you won’t be taught techniques of how to paint and create images or produce paintings in a certain way. However, you will be taught the principles for engaging with the intuitive painting process and how to listen deeply to yourself and you will be facilitated to work through ‘blocks’ and challenges in your painting process.

  • What does ‘process over product’ mean?

    All art making facilitated by me is process oriented as opposed to product oriented. The emphasis is on expressing yourself, staying present to how you are feeling and what you are experiencing in the process of creating. This kind of art making is not concerned with aesthetics, how a piece looks or even particularly with what the content of the painting or page is about. The finished product is secondary and in some ways insignificant.

  • What is intuitive process painting?

    Intuitive process painting is a way of painting that’s focused on your process rather than the end product.

    Intuitive paintings are started and created without a plan; following spontaneous internal urges and intuitive prompts.

    Navigating resistance, judgement and attempts by your logical mind to control the process and outcome, are valuable parts of the journey within.

    The process is about staying present to yourself and painting from how you’re feeling in the moment.

    Intuitive process painting offers a powerful way of expressing your unique authentic self, discovering more about yourself and deepening your connection to your inner guidance.

  • How can intuitive process painting help me?

    The practice of intuitive process painting can help you to:
    become more present with yourself and listen more to your intuition and inner guidance
    let go of listening to and being controlled by your inner critic
    open up to wisdom from your authentic self
    delve into old stories, limiting beliefs and barriers and work through what might be holding you back in your life
    practice taking risks, try new things and become a braver version of yourself
    develop compassion for yourself
    accept and love yourself as you are

     

  • What are Expressive Arts and what are the benefits of engaging with the expressive arts?

    Expressive Arts involve the exploration and use of music, movement, dance, writing, art, craft, drama, singing and voice to authentically express and connect with yourself.

    They offer a way of connecting with your felt experience and accessing information and ways of self-healing that don’t involve the analytical thinking mind.

    Engaging with expressive arts helps you feel embodied (‘in your body’) and connected with yourself.

    And, as we access our intuition and deep knowing through our bodies, expressive arts are part of all my sessions.

  • What is art/visual journaling?

    Art journaling or visual journaling, as it is sometimes known, is the process of expressing yourself visually inside a journal/book for the purpose of exploring, processing and or documenting your life or simply for experimenting and expressing yourself in the moment.

    Art journaling can be approached with intention or spontaneously i.e. without a plan. A variety of mixed media (e.g. pencil, pen, acrylic, watercolour, collage, stitching etc) and methods (e.g. scribbling, etching, painting, dripping, sticking down, layering, revealing, covering, combining, burning etc) can be used in a free, expressive way to put images, thoughts, feelings, memories, intentions, notions, senses and questions down onto the page in a visual way.

    The visual journal is a container that can hold everything. It is a safe space to be yourself 100% and to create entirely for yourself. Just like a written journal/diary it need never be shown to another living soul. Each art journalist will develop their own style and approach to art journaling and will receive their own benefits from their practice. If approached with curiosity and compassion, art journaling can be a very supportive tool for personal growth, development and healing.

  • Will I learn techniques in art journaling?

    You will be supported to play with and explore different techniques and ways of using mixed media with the aim of finding ways to express yourself uniquely rather than for producing particular results. This will be process oriented rather than product oriented.

  • What is creative spiritual practice?

    For me, creating is a spiritual practice.

    When I create mindfully and approach the process from a place of not knowing and openness to being guided, I feel deeply connected to myself and to something greater than myself.

    I love sharing this process-oriented, intuitive way of creating with others and witnessing the insights and growth that happen as a result. 

    All my offerings are grounded in this way of engaging with the creative process.

  • What is coaching/spiritual mentoring like with Bec?

    It’s an honour every time another human being asks me to witness and partner them into their internal world.

    I personally know the depths of healing possible, simply from receiving the profound gift of another person’s full attention and unconditional positive regard.

    As someone who’s experienced crippling anxiety and panic attacks, I deeply understand the need for an embodied sense of safety and trust, to feel able to open up and allow what wants to come through to come through.

    My approach to holding space is trauma informed. I find it supportive to use nervous system regulating exercises to help show our bodies it’s safe here & now, in the present moment.

    In my coaching and spiritual mentoring sessions, I love to delve into dreams, synchronicities, symbols and patterns, and use the tools of oracle cards, Human Design, astrology & more to help gain clarity.

    I offer compassionate and empathetic listening and gentle but laser-focused questions to facilitate deep unravelling. 

    My role as coach/mentor is to hold the vision your soul has for you and act in service of your fullest authentic expression at all times, guided by you and Spirit and what you bring to each session.

  • Helpie FAQ

  • What is a sacred women's circle?

    A sacred circle is a gathering of women who meet to share and express themselves and to bear witness to others sharing without advice giving, comment or judgement. It can be a very healing experience for many women to open up and share deeply from their heart without fear of interruption, judgement and comment.

    Often what is shared by others in circle can resonate with the listener and touch into personal experience and stories leading to new insights, perceptions and healing.

    Sacred women’s circles encourage women to support each other to become more expanded versions of themselves and to love themselves unconditionally. In this space, competition and comparison fade away and empathy and genuine encouragement and championing takes its place.

  • What are embodiment practices?

    Essentially embodiment practices are any experience or practice that helps us to feel more aware, present and connected with our bodies, for example meditation, visualisation, movement, grounding, dance, yoga, stretching, breathing and sensing.

    Embodiment practices are helpful in supporting regulation of our nervous systems. Our nervous systems become dysregulated in response to trauma and stress. Finding ways to calm and regulate our nervous systems is vital in healing from trauma.

  • What is trauma?

    'Trauma is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside of you in response to circumstances or traumatic events' Dr. Gabor Mate.

    The essence of trauma is the loss of Self.

    Trauma results in: disconnection from your emotions and your body, difficulty being in the present moment, narrowing of your world view, limiting of your capacity for interaction with other people, impacts on your body and health, reacting rather than responding, developing a negative view of yourself and the world and a defensive view of other people.

  • More about authenticity, attachment and trauma

    Dr Gabor Maté defines authenticity as being connected to ourselves, listening to, trusting and following our gut feelings. He tells us that authenticity is a survival need i.e. humans would not have survived in the wild without trusting their instincts/gut feelings and instead relying on their intellect alone.

    Another survival need of humans is attachment. As infants and young children, we rely on our attachment to our parents for our survival needs to be met.

    Dr Gabor Maté explains that often our attachment needs were threatened by our authenticity needs in our early childhood. For example, we may have learned that our parents did not accept us when we expressed anger or upset, so we learned to suppress these emotions and expressions (our authenticity) in order to be loved and accepted by our parents and to maintain our attachment. Shutting down our authenticity is traumatic and leads to disconnection from ourselves and ignoring our gut feelings

  • How do we recover from trauma?

    Healing and recovery from trauma involves reconnecting with ourselves, our bodies, our emotions and our authentic self-expression.

    Authentic self-expression, is expressing what is true for us without censorship or changing our expression to fit in or be approved of. Engaging in process oriented creativity such as intuitive process painting and other types of expressive arts are proven ways for reconnecting with our bodies, emotions and authentic self expression in a safe way.

    Embodiment practices help to support regulation of our nervous systems and create harmony and reconnection within our bodies again.

  • What is Human Design?

    ‘[Human Design is] a logical system that brings together principles of The I Ching, astrology, Kabbalah, Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics. Your Human Design Chart, also called a BodyGraph, is calculated using your birth date, time, and place, to reveal your genetic design.

    On the most practical level, Human Design shows you where and how to access your body’s consciousness as a decision-making tool, and ultimately, how to live as your true self. Human Design offers a map, or a manual, that indicates how you are unique as a person, and guides you in living in a manner that is in sync with who you are. When we live in alignment with our true nature, we begin to experience a level of comfort and acceptance for who we are, instead of chasing who we are not—and we’re able to live out our real purpose in the world.’ Lynette Hagins (from www.goop.com/wellness/mindfulness/human-design-were-we-coded-at-birth/)

  • What qualifications and experience does Bec Fowler have?

    I'm a qualified teacher (with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree) and have experience and qualifications in leadership and mentoring.


    Through my studies, career experience and training, I've developed a strong grounding in psychology, behaviour and compassionate ways of supporting people with healing, personal growth and development. A particular highlight and honour for me, was attending an in-person two day conference about trauma and addiction with Dr Gabor Maté in 2018. 

    My years of teaching, leadership and mentoring experience in the area of disability and mental health services, have given me the capacity for meeting and honouring people where they're at and working with people at every level. Through nearly two decades of working in this area, I've cultivated patience, compassion and deep listening skills.

    I've a lifetime of personal art making experience. I studied art at secondary school to portfolio/exam level and studied ceramics and expressive arts as part of my degree course at university. My personal healing journey reawakened my love for art making and a passion for exploring the healing capacity of engaging with the creative process, in a big way in 2015. In particular, finding ways to express myself in a raw and authentic way, which led me to finding Orly Avineri's inspiring and raw approach to art making. I attended two deep dive workshops with her in art journaling (in 2016 and 2017). I then took a leap of faith and trained as an Intuitive Painting and Expressive Arts Facilitator with Chris Zydel and Tim Lajoie in California over a ten-month period in 2018/19. 


    Over the years, I've developed my own eclectic, spiritually-based creative process practice and have used this to transform my life and support me in healing from trauma, anxiety and panic attacks. My practice continues to grow and change and support me in my daily life.

    I'm a lifelong learner and will always be curious about all things related to the human experience. I've been experimenting with Human Design since 2015 and love what this system has to offer each of us. Alongside my experimenting, I've taken 'The Ultimate Projector Guide' and 'Unlock Your Human Design Chart' programmes with The Projector Movement. I'm particularly passionate about supporting Projectors to understand their unique essence and role, and to decondition, so they can step fully into the powerful beings they are here to be.