Posts Tagged ‘bodymapping’

Creating the Soul Art Shaman Mural

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

4 of my Shaman Master Level students, in the Soul Art Certification program, have been working with me this summer to create a public mural on the exterior wall of the  De La Sol Yoga in Hamilton, Ontario.

We’ve transformed the whole experience into a giant ritual for embodying the next level of beauty, artistry and higher vibrational frequency.  I can only imagine how the interior of the building is being transformed by all our creative vibrational realignments.


Each Soul Artist  started their section of the mural by using the Bodymapping process. Bodymapping is Level 1 in the Soul Art Certification program, where we trace our bodies to give us a framework for entering the creative process and opening a door to the inner world of our creative genius.

Here’s Christina Szegedi, from Switzerland, creating a dancing bodymap shape to express the full range of her creative expression.



Joan Marie, from Missouri,  anchors her expansive energy with an open arm pose for her bodymap tracing.

What Joan says about her art:

My goal has always been to fully express my vibrant-and-fun passion through my artwork.” – Joan Marie



Lucinda Rae, from California,  brought her mystical magic to the creative process. It felt like the moon was intimately part of her channeled creation. And, or course we managed to paint her part of the mural during the Full Moon!



Creating on the exterior brick wall brought its own set of challenges and opportunities. As Artists we’re always working with what we have to create the visions we imagine.



Sunne Bernt, from Australia, brought her unique brilliance to the mural.

What Sunne says about her Soul Art process:

“There is a powerful portal, a cosmic vortex available to each one of us that is a direct doorway to our original soul and the creative heartbeat of the universe. The message is if we observe our inner landscape and truly SEE with our inner eye we can know the answers to all the questions we have ever asked ourselves. When we keep our inner sight sharp and clear the Vortex that is created opens the way for powerful universal creative energy to surge through into our lives creating magic and miracles on a daily basis.” -Sunne Bernt



Now the final part of the mural is my own section.

I’ve been practicing Soul Art for over a decade and still each journey feels completely fresh and exciting.



As with any Soul Art creation it is a process of channeling the wisdom that wants to flow through at the time.  Right now it is unfolding.


Keep watch for the completed mural to be unveiled this summer!
Share the creative process as it unfolds….



My Shamanic Snake Initiation

Saturday, June 21st, 2014



Dreaming in a field of daisies with an Albino Burmese Python.

You probably wouldn’t guess, by my peaceful demeanor in this image, but I had a near fatal experience with a snake years ago in the Columbian Jungle. It acted as one of my most intense Shamanic Initiations!

I share the full story of my Shamanic Snake Initiation in this audio. Listen here.

I recorded this Snake Story audio for the Soul Art Certification early bird day, which was June 18th. Even though that day has passed I thought you would enjoy hearing the story to activate your own Shamanic Initiation.

I’ve come to love working with snake energy on my path as a Soul Artist and a Soul Art Guide. Snakes have such powerful energy for shedding the old and activating new creative power.


In the Soul Art Certification program you discover the unique energies that support you to realize your fullest expression. Whether you need to shed the skins of what no longer resonates, or activate your creative courage to step into your dreams.

The Soul Art Certification will empower you to become the artist and inspirational guide you’re born to be.  It will transform your life from the inside out!

Level 1 Bodymapping starts on June 27th.  Join us and activate your most amazing creative spiritual adventure ever!

Become a Soul Art Guide. Sign up today!



You’re part of my Soul Art Ritual

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013


My studio has officially transformed into a full-blown Soul Art Ritual Installation and you’re in it!

The 4 Sacred Soul Art Rituals are activating energy in ways that are beyond my wildest dreams. I’m feeling it and I’ve been receiving all your beautiful messages about how your life is being transformed by them as well. Awesome!

To celebrate and deepen the transformations for everyone I created a Soul Art Ritual Installation with your energy in it.

Watch and see how you’re part of my Soul Art Ritual…


Go all the way with your creative spiritual journey!

Transform into your next level of expression, healing, intuitive channeling and shamanic mastery with the 2013 Soul Art Certification.

There are 4 levels to the Soul Art Certification program:

Soul Art Level 1: Bodymapping

Soul Art Level 2: Chakras

Soul Art Level 3: Intuition & Spirit Guides

Master Level: Soul Art Shaman


Become a Certified Soul Art Guide this summer!


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Summer at Soul Art Studio

Sunday, June 16th, 2013


It’s summer here in Soul Art Studio!

Colors are bursting into bloom and the creativity is gushing!

We are in full swing with the 4 Sacred Soul Art Rituals. Over 1,000 people gathered for Ritual #1 and we’re just getting started!

If you haven’t signed up yet, you still can. Our next Ritual is called Chakras. .Discover your power to heal yourself with this powerful ritual.


The 4 Sacred Soul Art Rituals are based on the 4 levels in the Soul Art Certification program.

Soul Art Level 1: Bodymapping

Soul Art Level 2: Chakras

Soul Art Level 3: Intuition & Spirit Guides

Master Level: Soul Art Shaman


Become a Certified Soul Art Guide this summer!

The 2013 Soul Art Certification registration is officially open!



What is Bodymapping?

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

What is Bodymapping and how can it be used to heal deep inner wounds? clarify your purpose? and unleash your creative genius?


Laura Hollick tracing a clients body for a Soul Art Bodymapping process. Photo by Kevin Thom.

‘Bodymapping’ is a creative Soul Art process I developed over 10 years ago as a way to heal my own body physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I had just graduated with a Fine Arts degree from McMaster University and I was dancing professionally. My deepest dream was to feel beautiful and allow my creative spirit to flow powerfully through my body and my art.

Ironically the more I wanted this the more I felt the complete opposite.  My experience of ugliness was becoming the norm and beauty felt like a fantasy.  I had developed acne and felt deep shame and embarrassment whenever someone looked at me.  This created lots of problems as a dancer and it took its emotional toll on me too.

My desire to heal deepened and I became consumed with the fantasy of having beautiful skin. I imagined how different my life would be; I imagined connecting with people without feeling like I had to hide; I imagined sharing my creative gifts with the world and being recognized for what I offered.

I made a decision, I was going to heal my skin!

My quest began with visits to Doctors, Dermatologists then it evolved to Herbalists, Nutritionists, Chinese Medicine Doctors, Acupuncturists, Reiki Healers, Cranial Sacral Practitioners and  Massage Therapists.  Then my quest deepened and I became certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy and DNA Reprogramming, all to clear my skin!

Still the zits prevailed.

Finally I realized there must be a deeper spiritual issue going on because nothing was working.

This is when I took matters into my own hands and asked my spirit to guide me.

Shortly after that I randomly started tracing my body on an art board, which magically turned into a bird.


After that fateful day, I realized there was a whole world existing within my body. My intuition told me to tune into what was happening within my body.

I had nothing else to do but listen. So I tuned in to the Red Bird living in my legs and followed it on a journey. I believed it would lead me to find my answers.

I ended up following that Red Bird through my whole body. I felt like I was traveling through an entire geographic world. So I started to refer to these creative body tracings as ‘Bodymapping’

Bodymapping and Soul Art

With each Bodymapping session I would receive guidance and insights for my healing journey until eventually my skin was completely healed!
Now I regularly receive compliments about my skin. This makes the Red Bird inside of me very happy!

Through the process I cleared my skin, clarified my soul’s purpose and unleashed my creativity!

After I had such great success with Bodymapping in my own life, I started sharing it with others. Now I have personally done the Bodymapping process with hundreds of people from all over the world. I’ve witnessed some of the deepest most profound healing imaginable.

Here are some examples of my clients Soul Art Bodymapping:

Soul Art Students Bodymapping

After a 10 year journey with Soul Art Bodymapping I’m finally ready to launch the Soul Art Certification Level 1 Bodymapping.

Soul Art Certification

Become a Certified Soul Art Guide and give people the experience of bodymapping.

Sign up for a free preview call and learn all about it.

On this Free Preview call you will learn the 3 Transformational Secrets that Bodymapping Uncovers!
You will also have an opportunity to win a scholarship to become a certified Soul Art Bodymapping Guide.

Sign up for this free preview call here

How to deal with fear

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Fear can creep up on you and sometimes it can pounce!
Rather than being paralyzed by fear, there are some simple things you can do to regain connection with your spirit and put your dreams in motion.

Crocodile collage by Laura Hollick
‘Crocodile’ collage by Laura Hollick. Created using the Bodymapping Soul Art technique.

5 Things you can do to deal with fear

1. Acceptance

I often hear people say they want to be fearless and completely release their fears. As much as I would like this myself I understand fear is part of the evolutionary path and here’s why…

Every time you feel the inspiration to go for your dreams you will be called to stretch into unknown territory, which creates a sense of possibility and elation in your spirit. At the same time your mind is designed to stop you from going into unknown territories because it is perceived as unsafe.

Fear is the mind’s programmed response to protect you. When you understand this you can accept fear as part of the evolutionary path.

2. Connect with your True Dream

It is essential to have a solid connection with your True Dream if you want to move through your fears. Take the time you need to connect with your spirit and discover what makes your heart sing.

3. Choose your Leader

On the evolutionary path you will be given ample opportunity to chose between fear and your dream. You are the only one who can choose what you want leading your life. Do you want fear and limiting beliefs to lead you? Or do you want your spirit to lead you? Choose your leader.

4. Fuel up!

Fear creates a lot of excess energy, if it isn’t utilized it gets trapped and stored in the body. In order to move through fear you need to do something with all the extra energy. Fuel up on the extra energy and use it to create your dreams.

5. Destination

With all the extra energy pick a destination that is worthy of your spirit and go!

*Want to totally transform fear in your life?
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In this Soul Art audio you’ll be guided through your own transformational journey so you can go beyond fear into your dreams!