Joan Marie

The Active Observer, the Power of Conscious Touch


Joan Marie is an Artist, Conscious Touch Educator and owner of Compassion Central, An Educational Sanctuary for Peace in Carmichael. She is the cofounder of Compassionate Capital Region, an Ambassador of Compassionate Sacramento and on the Compassionate Arts Council. Part of the Charter for Compassion Women and Girls, and steward of the Red Tent here in the Sacramento area, she helped create the V2020 webinar series. She produced the local Day of Peace events from 2011-2015 and worked with Shift Network with InterDependence Day and Vision 2020 – 2017-2019. A Conscious Touch Educator and VP of Healing Hands Healing Hearts, Joan founded their Alfred J Goularte Veterans Care Program in honor of her father, working with veterans dealing with PTSD, anxiety and chronic pain. Joan expresses her inner world journey through her multi-sensory/multi-media art and believes in the healing power of art and using it to inform deeper spiritual meaning, including Mary Magdalene as a missing archetype to empower the Sacred within each of us. She is also a mother and grandmother.


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