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Betsey Beckman, MM and Straja Linder King, MA, ATR

SDI learns from Betsey Beckman, MM and Straja Linder King, MA, ATR talk about spiritual direction and the imagination.

Betsey Beckman, MM is a movement artist, storyteller and dancing spiritual director based in Seattle, Washington, USA. With her disarming blend of grace and playfulness, she has regularly appeared as artist/presenter at SDI and numerous other national conventions. With Christine Valters Painter, she co-authored the SDI Imprint book, Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction, and together, they co-lead the Experiential Program based on the same material.  Betsey also serves as faculty member for the online Soul Care Institute, and is executive producer of The Dancing Word series of embodied scripture videos.


Straja Linder King, MA, ATR is an educator, printmaker, published poet and expressive arts therapist who engages in animal-assiBetsey Beckman, MM is a movement artist, storyteller and dancing spiritual director based in Seattle, Washington, USA. With her disarming blend of grace and playfulness, she has regularly appeared as artist/presenter at SDI and numerous other national conventions. With Christine Valters Painter, she co-authored the SDI Imprint book, Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction, and together, they co-lead the Experiential Program based on the same material.  Betsey also serves as faculty member for the online Soul Care Institute, and is executive producer of The Dancing Word series of embodied scripture videos.

 

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