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Welcome to THE NEST.
Here's how to prepare for your upcoming visit...

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Hi, I'm Traci, the artist/owner of The Nest Restorative Art Spa, and your host for our session together. Though we won't get to know each other deeper during these sessions, we will have the opportunity to experience together the beauty of art as a form of relaxation and healing.

As your host, my hope is that you will find this to be an environment where creativity will nurture the crevices of your heart. Before each session, the studio has been prepared with the intention to bless you and nurture your soul. My hope is that you will leave your session poured out, filled up, and renewed.

 

Below are some details that will help the session run smoothly. If you have further questions, please feel free to let me know ahead of time by clicking here.

 

I look forward to holding space for you...

- TRACI COMBS

Founder and Spiritual Director, The Nest

TIMING, ARRIVAL & HEART PREP

  • When timing your arrival, please keep in mind that your session will begin as you walk through the front door of the building. When you enter, begin to quiet your soul as you go up the stairs to the studio.

  • Just outside the studio space, you have the option to remove your shoes. There will be a pair of spa slippers for you to wear during your session if you would like to do so. (These are returned to the basket for cleaning at the end of the session.)

  • Upon entering the studio space, look for your name which will be located at your station, and make yourself comfortable.

  • There are two bathrooms upstairs.

  • Water will be available, but feel free to bring your non-alcoholic beverage of choice.

  • I will have one weighted blanket available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • To honor everyone's individual process and to let creativity do its healing work in your soul, please be prepared to be silent until you leave the session. 

MODALITIES

  • Sessions feature modalities of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, or Collage. These forms of visual art therapies help you to express feelings and thoughts, and to cope with stress. They positively affect function, mood, cognition, and behavior.
     

  • ​When you signed up, you listed the modalities above in order of your preference. I will do my best to accommodate, but an open mind will be your friend, because you may be surprised how one of these modalities may speak unexpectedly to your soul.

  • Once at your assigned modality station, please respect each guest's designated area and do not enter into their space. 

GETTING IN THE ZONE

  • As you sit at your assigned station, please take care to begin your session quietly and with the intention of breathing in peace and breathing out the stresses and worries of this world.
     

  • Soothing instrumental music will be playing to usher you into the creative Nest that will hold space for you over the course of the next 90 minutes or so.

  • A guide for reference on the modality you've chosen will be available in case you may find that helpful to inspire your creativity.

  • From time to time throughout the session I may offer a thought or gentle prompt to help keep you centered and grounded in the creative process.

WRAPPING UP

  • If I feel led, I may close the evening with an opportunity to share. In that case, please feel free to express how the evening moved you or spoke to your heart. But please know that you don’t need to share; it will be completely optional.
     

  • At the end of the session I will ask that you gather your items and quietly exit the Studio space and the building, where you can then socialize and enjoy the sweetness of Downtown Franklin.

  • If you have created art which needs to dry, such as paintings or some clay pieces, feel free to leave your artwork and I will place it on the back shelves to dry/cure until you return to get it. I will let you know a time-window for picking things up.

THE NEST
110 3rd Avenue North
Downtown Franklin, TN

(530) 903-1922

We are upstairs in a beautiful historic home downtown Franklin, above "The Fork" Functional Medicine. There is ample FREE parking behind the building. Please come in the front door and up the stairs; you will see signage directing you. There is a small vestibule where you can remove your shoes (if you desire) and select slippers before entering the art spa.

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