About Us

Your Facilitators Dorothy Verbick and Jennifer MacIssac ❤️

"A beautiful supportive group of women devoted to self care and creative expression."  -Theresa Bridges  
                                  
Through the necessity of their own health and peace of mind Jennifer MacIsaac and Dorothy Verbick teamed up to explore and facilitate mindfulness and creative play. Creating Mindfulness is a business that seeks to provide a safe place for self exploration through guided circle discussions, meditations, reflective journal prompts, and creative self expression.

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WHAT WE BELIEVE
Even if you feel you can't meditate, if you feel you are not creative, if you feel you just cannot sit still long enough to take the time for yourself...WE WANT YOU!

Creating Mindfulness is about merging your innate creativity with a practice in mindfulness. We use a variety of techniques such as guided meditations, journaling, and creative play. For our purposes we consider meditation as anything we reflect on and art as anything we create. It is our belief that all humans are innately creative beings who derive energy, joy, and peace from the creative process.


"But, I don't have a creative bone in my body!"

We know that many people do not consider themselves to be creative, however, if you stop to take notice you will find that you are engaged in creative activity on a daily basis. Whether it is doodling on your notes from a meeting or finding a unique resolution to a problem at work.

It is our mission to help you to connect with you own inner creative energy and to reflect mindfully on all the many blessings that fill your day.


"What if I have never meditated before?"

Our guided meditations are very gentle. We begin by focusing on your breath. The guide will gently call your attention to different areas of focus depending on the particular meditation theme. Don't worry if your mind wanders, simply acknowledge it and move forward focusing back on your breath. Most of our meditations relatively short, anywhere from 5-20 min. in length depending on the class.
We are not affiliated with any religion but we welcome each and every person to bring their own beliefs and spirituality with them to their practice. We encourage you to come to our classes and retreats with an open heart and mind, ready to focus on you!

You can read all about our mission on our blog post Here. Don't forget to visit our Online Store  to see upcoming events!

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Jennifer MacIsaac


Jennifer is a Montessori educator and art teacher at Garden Montessori School.  She has a background in art and human sciences, and a passion for helping people discover their own inner creativity. She has spent the past five years teaching art to both children and adults in various capacities. She is a believer in the innate creativity within every human being and loves to facilitate process-based art experiences, which help people to foster that creativity from within.


Dorothy Verbick


Dorothy is in her 8th year teaching and is currently an art teacher at Gibbs Middle School. She earned her Bachelor's in Fine Arts and a Masters in art education from The University of Tennessee. In 2011 she was introduced to Transcendental Meditation and since then has come to believe that art and meditation truly can heal. She has started to develop mindfulness art classes with her students but hopes to share these beautiful techniques outside her classroom.

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