We had the good fortune of connecting with Helen Kagan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs and creatives is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Can you talk to us about how you are helping the community?
Hello, and thank you for inviting me! Being a healer and artist, a creator of my unique multi-dimensional concept “HealingArts” I’ve been developing for over 25 years, I believe that ART is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and environment. I’ve been a pioneer in creating art with an INTENTION to heal. As a severe PTSD survivor my own complex life Journey brought me to the point where I would not survive without creating. As a true “healing artist” who started to use art, energy and spiritual work, music, movement, and other expressive modalities to support my own healing, and to enhance a healing process to those in need, I bring together Fine Art, and the Art of Healing by integrating healing frequencies of color, positively charged intention, embedded spiritual messages, and energetically balanced composition. My Vision, Mission, and Purpose is to bring my “HealingArts” to HealthCare, Residential and Hospitality facilities – to assist in recovery, encourage joy and happiness, and enhance healing and wellbeing to those in need by introducing high-vibrational multi-sensory experience, meditation & relaxation. It is not an easy task to accomplish as a “solo-entrepreneur”, but I keep hoping and doing everything I can in order for the right people and venues to show up on my Journey! You can see more info about #HelenKagan and my #HealingArts @ my main website www.HelenKagan.com
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am Helen Kagan PhD, a healing artist, a creator of my unique concept “HealingArts” integrating Fine Art, Expressive Arts, and the Art of Healing who believes that art heals. I believe in the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit, and that art as a powerful form of self-expression is a vehicle for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being. I’ve created my brand “HealingArts” over 25 years ago when I first have been practicing healing work as a holistic practitioner. Being a Scientist, Psychologist, Therapist & Counselor helped me to conceptualize and further develop my concept “HealingArts”, while being a Healer and Artist – added a gift to express it in beautiful ways that warms your Heart and touches your Soul. For 15 years my #HelenKagan #HealingArts has been a “one-person” enterprise, and I am an owner/founder AND a key member/entrepreneur, which, of course, brings a lot of challenges. Around 2005 I began to create more healing artwork – first, for my own healing process as a person suffering from PTSD, and since then I’ve been creating this unique this modality while communicating my healing message to people and communities in need. I want to ensure that my “HealingArts” brand is communicated consistently and compellingly to galleries, curators, collectors, various art venues and organizations, Hospitals, Medical Centers, Corporate venues & facilities, Hotels, and other audiences, as I believe my “HealingArts” should have a big future! Especially now, in the midst of World-wide multiple challenges & crises, COVID pandemics, protests, fires, escalated overall crises saturated with fear, anxiety, illness, deaths, grief, and lots of stress and uncertainty, I do hope that my “HealingArts” can become a tool for serenity, a place for refuge, and will truly bring healing to everyone in need.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am grateful to God, Universe, Multiverse, Higher Power, Angels, Archangels, all spiritual beings, my parents, my friends, and everyone else who’s been helping me (both, intentionally or unintentionally) to stay strong, to never give up, to continue creating and bring to those in need my unique “HealingArts”, regardless any difficulties, challenges, upheavals, illnesses, diagnoses, and all other complexities of Life. I am grateful to VoyageMIA and personally – to Erica Smith (who did a wonderful Interview with me in her Magazine a few years ago!) for inviting me again, to participate in this new venue. Thank you so much! I am grateful to all the Teachers, Coaches, Speakers, who offer various online Webinars, Seminars, Lectures, Challenges, Spiritual Retreats, and alike, in our challenging unprecedent violent times of COVID, bloody protests, political & ideological upheavals, broken dreams, lost jobs, closed businesses, and just crushed lives… I appreciate these professionals are giving great content while keeping their services free or charging minimal fees (there are so many of them that if you need the names, I’ll have to search it as I’ve taken quite a few of those webinars and challenges!) I am grateful to “Art&Beyond” Publishing Platform and personally – to Mila Ryk, a Founder & Chief Editor who often publishes my art in her Magazine and on website. In this difficult times she just offered me to have a page free of charge, in her new Winter Issue. Thank you, Mila! I am grateful to Artrepreneur.com who chose me as a Beta tester for their new “Services” and I won a 1year PRO membership! It is very timely… as my major SOLO Shows were cancelled and I felt totally crashed… Becoming a PRO membership with Artrepreneur.com will hopefully give me a new opportunity to reach out to the HealthCare & Hospitality Markets as I do believe that my unique #HealingArts by #HelenKagan (see www.HelenKagan.com) is SO NEEDED everywhere now – first of all in HealthCare, then Hospitality & Residential facilities, offices, buildings… I’ve been trying really hard to get through, reach out, get into their “circles”, but… I’m still working on getting access to their Interior Designers and/or Service Providers.