Rose Simon, artist, writer and workshop facilitator, developed The Creative Journey Workshop Series to encourage inner exploration and self-reflection. Whether taken individually or as a series, the workshops are designed to support the quest for self-renewal, personal exploration and creativity using the power of writing as its core. Rose offers a wealth of writing exercises that can be custom designed for specific needs such as coping with change, envisioning goals and dreams, exploring personal creativity and writing through grief and loss. She has presented these workshops to businesses, colleges, wellness, cancer and retreat centers, state conferences and women’s self-growth groups.
She received her Masters of Arts in Integrated Arts and Education with an emphasis on teaching and curriculum planning from the University of Montana. Her undergraduate studies emphasized creative writing and studio art. She has been a certified instructor through the Center of Journal Therapy since 1999.
Rose’s career includes: serving as a college recruiter and Director of New Student Orientation for Flathead Valley Community college for 16 years, marketing and program developer for a conference center in Lakeside, MT and co-founder of her own international teaching exchange company based in Seattle, Washington and Bangkok, Thailand. She spent three years as a featured contributor for the Flathead Publishing Newspaper Group in Montana. She also worked as assistant to the founder, Patricia Stewart of the Healing Arts Program at Kalispell Regional Medical Center where her art resides in their permanent collection.
She has written several workbooks: Becoming Oneself, which is used in the workshop of the same name and Curriculum for the Mind, which is an extensive three-year research project for cognitive recovery after stroke. Rose is an avid international traveler and her travel journal, Just One, was approved for her master’s thesis and is archived in the University of Montana library. She is currently working on another manuscript that she hopes to have in published form by the end of 2011.