Zoë Dearborn is a rock-n-roll poet, expressive arts healer, improvisor, heart & soul revivalist, integrative philosopher, champion for the inside arts, student & teacher of the Self, child of the 70’s and mom in the process of reinventing motherhood.
As a multicreative artist, writer & performer, expressive arts therapist, creativity teacher & coach, Zoë is continually creating and developing her multifaceted approach to living life as art to help people discover their soul’s code and to create an authentic life of meaning that flows from deep, compassionate and creative inner work.
Zoë's Three-Part Mission
to help blocked artists rediscover their creativity and express their authentic voices
- to help humans awaken to wholeness by bringing her expressive arts & meditative practices to as many people as she can
- to share with compassion, courage and creativity her own artwork and multifaceted process of self-actualization
- The secret to tapping into the limitless power of human potential is the healing process of becoming all your selves
- The expressive arts are a powerful & inspiring way to access and integrate all of one's selves
- We need to reweave the arts back into the fabric of our daily lives so that we can uplift our culture from its current state of fear, isolation, shame, apathy, and scarcity towards one of love, connection, acceptance, creativity and abundance.
Past Training and Experience
Zoë holds an MA in Counseling Psychology, with a focus in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies and a BA in Studio Art and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College. Zoë coaches creative people of all types, has a private counseling practice and has taught filmmaking, guitar, voice, drama, art and creative writing to adults, children and teens.
First Resume: Illustrating Artist Writer Dancer
Zoë also has 6 years of professional training & experience as an actor, improvisor and dancer, was a performing member of the improv troupe Awkward Face with Pan Theater in Oakland, California, was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for all NYC all woman rock band, Social Service, and started blogging in 2012, with ZOELAB 365, when she committed to a year of breathless, daily multimedia blogging as away to lift herself out of postpartum depression. She continues to blog, sharing her philosophy, the creative process, motherhood and off-the grid living.
Since she was a child, Zoë has been dedicated to making art and to helping others make art. She has continuously woven between many art forms, including: photography, graphic design, drawing, film, theater, video, dance, poetry, essays, screenplays, journaling, comedy, songwriting, guitar and singing--and has no plans to specialize.
Life As Art in Baja, Mexico
Brooklyn born and bred, Zoë and her California redwoods born husband have transplanted to a stunning piece of raw desert in the foothills of the Sierra de Laguna Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the Southern Baja peninsula of Mexico, where they are pioneering both a homestead & careers that suit and engage their idiosyncrasies, while raising their wild & kind-hearted Mexican-born son. Eschewing the needs for comfort, ease and certainty, in order to embrace a do-it-yourself life in the desert, with lots of tools (digital & analogue), inspiration and bugs. They are continuously in the process of building & growing a life from scratch, that is free & messy, slow & simple and yet, complex.
Zoë's greatest loves, besides friends & family, people in general, especially children & even certain dogs, include: passionate & clever indie rock, dance of all varieties, comedy, improvisation, social practice art, fashion & graphic design, true deep stories, sad songs, mythology & Jungian psychology, children’s books, Fisher Price toys, tarot, embracing duality, inspiring documentaries, the open sky, wildflowers, hugs, creative collaborations and elegant theories that connect everything in the universe.
Virtual Home of Love & Art
This website is a testament to the love & creativity, truth & beauty that continuously flows out when we are present and engaged with everyday life, when we are listening both to our inner world of intuition & heart, as well open to the feedback that our environment provides. It is also a record of the creative byproducts of life fully lived. It emphasizes process over perfection. Compassion over judgment. And love over fear. It is a celebration of nature & culture, and their fascinating exchange. It is a form of integration of Zoë's many selves, including especially, the more vulnerable shadow—giving space for expression of both darkness and light, the deepest longings and breakings of the heart.
Working with Zoë
Zoë loves counseling, mentoring, coaching, teaching and collaborating with people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages, sexualities, ethnicities and identities, who are looking to discover their inner purpose, heal their past and re-imagine their future according to the person they were meant to be in this world.
She particularly loves helping people with: identity, gender, healing shame, self love, shadow work, authentic spirituality, soul's purpose, self actualization and creativity.
It is never too late to be yourself.
Be All Your Selves.
Zoë would love to hear your story.
Send her an email.
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