Hi there. My name is Charles Hackbarth. I am an artist, writer, musician, Personal Transformation Coach, reiki master, a creativity coach and expressive arts facilitator. All my life I've searched for truth, beauty, mystery and transformation. Like many others, I had a difficult childhood. As a teenager, I began to take charge and transform my life. I studied a number of popular self-help books and gradually learned to break free from my past.
Over the years, I have studied Buddhism, meditation, shamanism and energy healing. My path eventually led to Lifespace Institute where I studied Transformational Counselling and Expressive Arts. For more than 30 years I have worked in social services, supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. I have facilitated Expressive Arts classes with people with disabilities, social workers and others who wanted to connect with the deep wellspring of creativity within.
I work one-on-one with individuals in Personal Transformation sessions and facilitate guided meditation groups.
I am interested in the interconnection between personal transformation and social change work. I believe that, in order to make deep and lasting social change, we must first transform ourselves.
I am also interested in the cross-fertilization of creativity, spirituality and healing.