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Body-Centered, Expressive Arts-Based Groups, Retreats

and

Private Sessions 

Dedicated to your personal transformation


YOU GOTTA EAT, YOU GOTTA SLEEP, YOU GOTTA BE CREATIVE!

Pamela Underwood

Pamela Underwood, BFA, MA

“My gift and  passion is helping people find ways to nurture their unique, creative wisdom through the arts.”

Testimonials

Niyazi “Sue” McDevitt
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“For me, Image Quest is a journey inward in the presence of a strong group of co-creators. We witness each others’ experiences of experimenting with paper and paint and words …our creations become more and more reflective of who we are as human beings and as artists until we really come to our own voice with our images. My process led to an unexpected appreciation of my roots in the Midwest and the extended family members who have contributed to who I am today. My sojourn with Pamela created a deep resting place within myself where I can call on inner resources to better meet the challenges that life presents. " - Image Quest

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“For me, Image Quest is a journey inward in the presence of a strong group of co-creators. We witness each others’ experiences of experimenting with paper and paint and words …our creations become more and more reflective of who we are as human beings and as artists until we really come to our own voice with our images.

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Niyazi “Sue” McDevitt
J.M.
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“I find that when I take my journal with me as I did this week when I spent considerable time… at my parent’s home, I find a release from what I’ll call family anxiety. As conversations go on around me that are of no interest to me or are anxiety producing, I just put my journal on the table with oil pastels or some paint and I just dig in. I happily add another layer to my pages. Works for me. One of the most precious things to me is that my grandson, Thomas age 7, also brought his journal when he came to his great grandparents house … We go over each page together. Running our hands over his work while he tells me what inspired his drawing, painting or whatever. It is one of my favorite things to do. Thank you.” - Image Quest Sojourn

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“I find that when I take my journal with me as I did this week when I spent considerable time… at my parent’s home, I find a release from what I’ll call family anxiety. As conversations go on around me that are of no interest to me or are anxiety producing,

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Tammera Logan

“This course is a journey into yourself, getting in touch with your emotions. It provides a space to tap into everyday images that are at work in your life, assisting you in processing them.” - Image Quest Sojourn

“This course is a journey into yourself, getting in touch with your emotions. It provides a space to tap into everyday images that are at work in your life, assisting you in processing them.” - Image Quest Sojourn

Tammera Logan
Val Cooper, singer/songwriter

“My body print has become a powerful image for me. She is a reminder of my core essence; she is Power, Beauty, Grace, Truth and Freedom from fear.” - Bodywriting

“My body print has become a powerful image for me. She is a reminder of my core essence; she is Power, Beauty, Grace, Truth and Freedom from fear.” - Bodywriting

Val Cooper, singer/songwriter
Tamara Mathews, psychotherapist

“Bodywriting is clearly cellular…no instruction or book or therapy could of freed me like this. Feels like the brain and the cells have transformed completely using the body as a tool…by going through the body it feels like it tricks the brain and then it all lets go…the cells feel happy and different and free. There is a quality of trust and faith that takes place on the retreat revealing our true self expression not only as women but as spirit in a body…This can only happen in a safe and soothing environment which Pamela provides." - Bodywriting

“Bodywriting is clearly cellular…no instruction or book or therapy could of freed me like this. Feels like the brain and the cells have transformed completely using the body as a tool…by going through the body it feels like it tricks the brain and then it all lets go…the cells feel happy and different and free.

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Tamara Mathews, psychotherapist
Sister Mary Michael

“I am more alive, observant and turned on to all of life’s possibilities. I also have an inner stability that comes from knowing that an enormous inner resource is available to me through the use of a visual vocabulary.” - Image Quest Sojourn

“I am more alive, observant and turned on to all of life’s possibilities. I also have an inner stability that comes from knowing that an enormous inner resource is available to me through the use of a visual vocabulary.” - Image Quest Sojourn

Sister Mary Michael
Kate McCavitt
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So much of the sum total of me shifted there (at Bodywriting). Like the big clamshell the woman comes out of, or the head of Zeus, or Spiderwoman’s lair… If you saw the “March of the Penguins,” you’ll know what I mean when I say I will always have a deep hard-wired notion to spend time (at Pamela Underwood Studios).

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So much of the sum total of me shifted there (at Bodywriting). Like the big clamshell the woman comes out of, or the head of Zeus, or Spiderwoman’s lair… If you saw the “March of the Penguins,” you’ll know what I mean when I say I will always have a deep hard-wired notion to spend time (at Pamela Underwood Studios).

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Kate McCavitt
Vicky Lowman

“This course provides a wonderful chance to express and share at deep levels through one’s own artistic journey. I now live my life through my images on a daily basis.”- Image Quest Sojourn

“This course provides a wonderful chance to express and share at deep levels through one’s own artistic journey. I now live my life through my images on a daily basis.”- Image Quest Sojourn

Vicky Lowman
Sarah G
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"There seems to be a bank of creativity that is available each day if we don’t spend all our energy on other things – like work and worry. Alas, I spend great gobs of energy on those things and that is where Pamela comes into my life. Pamela provides me the permission and guidance to delve into the wonderful creativity of life which sparks much needed insight and happiness." - Image Quest Sojourn

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"There seems to be a bank of creativity that is available each day if we don’t spend all our energy on other things – like work and worry. Alas, I spend great gobs of energy on those things and that is where Pamela comes into my life. Pamela provides me the permission and guidance to delve into the wonderful creativity of life which sparks much needed insight and happiness." - Image Quest Sojourn

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Jan Phillips, author
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“Pamela Underwood’s Bodywriting workshops are [a] portal into a deeper part of ourselves, an opening into that place of light within where we can make sense of our experiences and listen to our body’s wisdom. It is not just another creative experience. It is a journey into wholeness and newness. She is a gifted facilitator who helps you access your own truth and discover your real beauty in a joyful, imaginative and supportive environment. It’s a weekend you will never forget and the art you make will surprise and delight you on every level.” - Bodywriting

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“Pamela Underwood’s Bodywriting workshops are [a] portal into a deeper part of ourselves, an opening into that place of light within where we can make sense of our experiences and listen to our body’s wisdom. It is not just another creative experience. It is a journey into wholeness and newness.

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Jan Phillips, author
Tania Marin
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“I first came to appreciate the value of reflective writing during grad school when I used it as a learning tool in a study skills class I created for my thesis project. While I keep thinking journals to organize my thoughts, they have been filled primarily with practical words and thinking images. Now my thinking journals are alive with color, filled with meaningful words and imagery, and have become indispensable learning tools. Pamela taught me how to be a more thoughtful observer and a smarter thinker.” - Image Quest Sojourn

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“I first came to appreciate the value of reflective writing during grad school when I used it as a learning tool in a study skills class I created for my thesis project. While I keep thinking journals to organize my thoughts, they have been filled primarily with practical words and thinking images.

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Tania Marin
Amy Wallen, author

“My kudos for this workshop is a long list which includes great food, great company, great organization and great ideas for the process. I found everything to be relaxing, stupendously beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable. It is extremely clear that Pamela works very hard to make this the safest, cleanest, most luscious and vivid experience for everyone. I absolutely love the end result that I came away with.” - Bodywriting

“My kudos for this workshop is a long list which includes great food, great company, great organization and great ideas for the process. I found everything to be relaxing, stupendously beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable. It is extremely clear that Pamela works very hard to make this the safest, cleanest,

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Amy Wallen, author
Violet Lyall
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Where do I begin to say a heartfelt THANK YOU (to Pamela Underwood) for an amazing experience! The bond I felt with our group was so safe, comfortable, and warm… it was like a giant hug held me throughout the weekend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thanks to you… I can now shout from the rooftops – I AM AN ARTIST!

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Where do I begin to say a heartfelt THANK YOU (to Pamela Underwood) for an amazing experience! The bond I felt with our group was so safe, comfortable, and warm… it was like a giant hug held me throughout the weekend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Violet Lyall
Joy Keller
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…Pamela , just last night I was staring at my Bodywriting art, ruminating about how far I’ve come in three years (since Bodywriting) and how it would be great to come full circle again now that I have healed so much. It was a very empowering thought and just another testament to the incredible power of your concept and process.

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…Pamela , just last night I was staring at my Bodywriting art, ruminating about how far I’ve come in three years (since Bodywriting) and how it would be great to come full circle again now that I have healed so much. It was a very empowering thought and just another testament to the incredible power of your concept and process.

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Joy Keller
Debbie Love
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When I decided to give Bodywriting a try, I was an emotional and physical wreck. My marriage of 22 years was dissolving. I was really surprised how many of my feelings surfaced (the first) night (during the Intuitive Collage). The experience of slathering paint on my body and imprinting not only gave me a spiritual sense of freeing myself, it was fun! I felt a real connection with the other women. I left there feeling stronger, more sure of myself, more creative. Thank you, Pamela, for your loving guidance and direction.

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When I decided to give Bodywriting a try, I was an emotional and physical wreck. My marriage of 22 years was dissolving. I was really surprised how many of my feelings surfaced (the first) night (during the Intuitive Collage). The experience of slathering paint on my body and imprinting not only gave me a spiritual sense of freeing myself,

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Debbie Love