Who I Am & How I Can Help You Move Through your Challenges
I am Patricia Varga—visual artist, published author, business leader, and facilitator of creativity, healing and leadership in others.
In my mid-thirties, I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
In an instant I went from feeling vibrant, with my whole life ahead of me, to feeling overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. The questions kept coming: Will the surgery go well? Will the disease return? Will I survive?
Fortunately, my doctor caught my cancer early. Many years later, I have no evidence of the disease.
I am grateful for the science and technology of medicine.
I’m also grateful for something I discovered on my journey with cancer and chronic pain: the healing power of creativity.
Encouraged by my own journey of healing, I decided to share my knowledge and experience with others going through life’s challenges. I’ve become an expert in the connections between creativity and healing and the mind-body experience.
Beyond my education in English, writing, and publishing at Stanford and Harvard, I continued my training in the visual arts and communication through the Art Center College of Design.
I studied and continue to practice meditation with Deepak Chopra and his team.
I explored visualization with shamans and energy healing with Reiki Master Colleen Coleman.
I continue to create Ebru art, harnessing the power of marbling and its vibrant colors and patterns; and I find peace and hope in the music of Steven Halpern.
I am a certified consultant with The Barrett Values Center, certified trainer in Jack Canfield’s Success Principles, Compassionate Bereavement Care practitioner and most recently, certified and licensed hypnotherapist.
My training in and deep passion for these and other creative modalities have equipped me to help thousands of people discover their innate healing power and ability to tackle any challenge.
I’ve consulted with and coached medical school students, doctors, nurses, healthcare executives, people living with chronic pain and cancer, and survivors of domestic violence.
Cancer centers, hospitals, and more than 800 domestic violence shelters worldwide offer my programs.
And now, in the online version of my Create to Heal™ program, I’ll show you exactly how to unlock the healing power of your creativity… as I call it: “healing from the heart.”