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Feb 23, 2021

This week on 5.6.7.EIGHT, Aleksandra speaks with Azizi Marshall — the Founder and CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, an art-based psychotherapy practice and training center in Chicago. The center has launched such programs and companies as Psychology Arts, Arts Playschool, Artful Wellness, and the Therapeutic Performance Initiative model. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Thrive Global, CNN, NBC News, Bustle, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. Marshall is also an award-winning presenter, author, and teacher.

Marshall firmly believes in the power of movement to heal the deepest of wounds for persons of all ages and, specifically, believes that movement holds the keys to getting through this difficult pandemic that we find ourselves in. On the podcast, Azizi dives into her philosophies that tie movement to emotional and mental health, shares some information around how each of her businesses seeks to share these ideas, and gives some tips on how we all can rediscover our desire to move.


Moving Quotes:

"The arts touches us in a way that just speaking about something cannot."

"The arts can be so healing. People need to experience this for themselves."

"[To cope in difficult circumstances, find what you love and do it. Then you have a chance to connect with something that you may not be aware of in the moment, but when you look back, you think, 'Wow, that was so helpful for me in that moment.'"


Bullet Points (w/ timestamps) - Highlighting key topics discussed:

3:54: Azizi describes each one of her several businesses and how each ties uniquely into the arts.

7:01: Azizi discusses why the arts is so important to our mental and emotional growth and wellbeing.

9:10: Marshall gives some tips around tapping into the arts to get through the pandemic. 

10:41: Marshall shares her explanation of why we’re so inclined to constantly move as children yet, as adults, we somehow lose that desire.

12:07: Azizi gives some advice on reigniting a love of movement.

13:24: Azizi highlights Artful Wellness — her company which revolves around incorporating movement into the corporate setting.

17:12: Azizi discusses why it’s important to take retreats and remove yourself from your typical setting — something which Artful Wellness often does. 

21:29: Azizi, who is also a professional coach and mentor, discusses her coaching program and what she specifically offers her students.

25:09: Marshall looks to the future and projects what’s next for her businesses.


Bullet List of Resources – 

Azizi Marshall


Center for Creative Arts Therapy

Artful Wellness