Over the past 40 years, Dr. Susan Mintz-Bello has passionately taught, researched, written about, and created The I.am.I™ Method of Spontaneous Painting. It is a labor of love.
Susan received her PhD in The Psychology of Art and Expressive Therapy from the Union Institute, Cinn., Ohio; her M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from California State College, Sonoma; and her B.A. in Education and History from New York University. She is a certified Biodanza facilitator, group psychoanalyst, licensed art therapist, and spiritual activist.
She initiated her studies and research into the potentials of human consciousness from 1971 - 1974 in India, studying Vipassana meditation, yoga, Buddhism, and Hinduism. During these years of her spiritual journey she lived with Tibetan refugees in Northern India and Nepal learning carpet weaving.
From 1980 until 1985 she lived in Indonesia and Singapore and studied painting. She founded the International Women's Artist Association of Singapore and participated in various group exhibits with other members of this association. In 1985 - 2000 she lived in Brasília, where she facilitated workshops and ongoing groups in Spontaneous Painting at various universities and holistic centers around the country. She founded and directed the Center of Creation, in Pirenópolis, Brazil, a retreat center in the mountains where she conducted workshops in Spontaneous Painting. Dr. Bello is the author of two books: Painting Your Soul: A Method to Develop the Creative Personality (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: WAK) now out of print and Spontaneous Painting: creating the symbol journey, available on Amazon.
Dr. Bello founded and directs the non-for-profit The Organization for the Arts and Whole Brain Learning. The goal of the organization is to offer training programs in The I.am.I Method of Spontaneous Painting, for facilitators working in education, business, hospitals, and prisons in Brazil and the United States.
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