About Scotty Lewis
“We have already inside us that which we seek without.” ~ Scotty Lewis
My mission is to use Psychotherapy and expressive arts, including dance, creative writing, drawing, and performance enactment to create a healthier world by helping others to become more aware of their personal and professional challenges and the innate creative resources that they can use to meet them.
An underlying metaphor and foundation of my work with others is the concept of Kintsukuroi, meaning, “to repair with gold:” The Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver with the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. In our therapy, we no longer hide our flaws; we illuminate and celebrate them in the spirit of healing and change.
Scotty Lewis is a Certified Hakomi Therapist, a Somatic Experiential Psychotherapy and Mindfulness practice. He holds a Master of Arts Degree from Lesley University, where he studied the psychology of the expressive body with a blend of somatic, movement, and meditation practices including Miksang Photography, Continuum, and the 5Rhythms® movement meditation practice. He is a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher.
He is also a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute, where he studied movement-based expressive arts with Anna and Daria Halprin. Scotty’s undergraduate work includes a BFA from Arizona State University, where he majored in theater, movement, and dance. After a career in professional theater, where he directed and acted for more than 10 years, he returned to the healing and visual arts and has spent the last 20 years as an advertising and corporate photographer.
Scotty’s entry into the healing arts was inspired by therapeutic results discovered under his creative direction during one of his photography sessions. He believes that working creatively and somatically in a deeply personal way, has therapeutic value, and the power to transform, heal, and enliven. Scotty has private practice as an Hakomi and Expressive Arts Therapist, life/art coach and continues to work as a freelance corporate photographer nationally.