Woodside - Paulette Gill
the Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy program and now a certified
MnemeTherapist. I have been an artist all my life and am passionate about
art as play and self- exploration.
I believe that people learn best when they are fully engaged on all levels
and that art is a way that helps us to stay focused and engaged. I love
nature and music and both inspire my art.
I am a 4th generation Californian and make my home in the small central coast town of Arroyo Grande, California. I have a BA in Liberal Studies from Long Beach State University; my concentration was in Art.
My desire is that working as a MnemeTherapist will be the vehicle for me to encourage others as they find a new way to express themselves. My artistic nature is a gift that I want to use to help others improve the quality of their lives and I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments along side of them.
I was born and raised in Southern California and relocated to the Central Coast in 2002. This move brought me into the world of medicine. I love patient contact and being able to comfort those in need. Through the years I have worked with cancer patients, children and the elderly. Understanding that everyone is different and every need is unique has allowed me to experience the joys that come with being able to make a negative situation into a positive and personal reward.
MnemeTherapy came to me as a curiosity one day when I was behind a computer at a desk job and missing that patient contact. The first time I explored the benefits of the therapy and saw how it touched everyone involved I knew it was a passion I could make into a reality and my life would be changed forever. I had the opportunity to give the gift of hope and
encouragement through singing, directed painting and story telling to a loved one and their families who are living the moment as it comes. Again being able to turn a negative into a positive.
I hope to accomplish one thing as a Mneme Therapist...I want to have the "Willingness to Try" each day as I support and work in your neighborhood and your community. I am proudly serving the Five Cities Area in SLO County.