NativeSelf Care Labs

NativeSelf Care Labs

NativeSelf Care Labs

Transforming emotions one expressive heArt Workshop at a time

About us

We operate off your self-expression

Chances are, life has presented you with ample amounts of intense emotionally charged events that have made choosing your me time, harder to do and even harder to maintain. Pandemic related stress, family life, school, work, business and personal life stresses just to name a few. The question we keep asking ourselves is, "What else can be done with the feelings and emotions created from stressful experiences?" 

Feed the starving artist in you, of course

NativeSelf Care Labs main purpose is to design expressive heArt Labs (Seminars), Rooms and Workshops for self-care while helping to connect people who have experienced stress, with others who understand what they are going through. 

We provide a variety of heArt Rooms (support groups) ranging from generic self-care and stress discussions to more specific issues, such as the stress of care giving, burnout, compassion fatigue, dreams differed.

We believe self-expression is your superpower and human advantage 

Join a heArt Lab or Workshop and experience the calm only your creative self brings you. Our programs are designed for participants to transform their feelings into works of art.  

From Stress to Works of heArt

We know that each participant has their own wellness and well-being goals. We also know each participant takes away a work of art and compliments themselves more, knowing their heart works for their self-care too. 


My daughter and I recently enjoyed a fun night out together at a finger painting class facilitated by NativeSelf Care Coach, I A.M. We had such a great time learning about ourselves while finger painting together. The class was fun and insightful. I would recommend NativeSelf Care Labs to people of all ages. It was a great bonding experience with my daughter. Thank you I A.M. for guiding us through the finger painting process. We discovered things about ourselves individually and collectively. 

-Shannon Fessler

Discover the Possibilities

Get your Self-care supplies from our Etsy store

Are you one of those Humans still wondering what your self-expression can do for you?  

Discover the possibilities of your imagination. Shop our NativeSelf Care Labs (expressive heArt work supplies) stocked with hand and face cream aromatherapy butter + self-care prompt cards and much more to come. 

The SelfCare Addict SKiN FOOD lavender + tea tree (hand & face aromatherapy butter)

NativeSelf Care Labs is a self-care web app developed by author, heARTist and Self-care Coach I A.M. Talley. An army veteran and former addictions counselor who now helps others take creative ownership of their feelings and life--skillfully combining sensory reduction techniques with play, finger painting and virtual journaling 

Imagination borders reality...not the other way around--I A.M.

Become a paid member & get access to our:

  • NativeSelf Care Labs (Self-care seminars for busy professionals)
  • NativeSelf Care heArt Workshops (self-care virtual journaling & finger painting)
  • Exclusive access to NativeSelf Care heArt Rooms (expressive heArt work support groups)

Plus, FREE access to the Mighty Networks mobile app, which makes participating and designing virtual  journals a breeze from any mobile device.

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What others are saying

For Individuals:

When I want to relax I finger paint a very close friend I A.M. shared with me and it has been awesome experience.  So a Few weeks ago my sister Clark Stephanie and I had our own paint and sip. I Love her so much. I’m sharing her creation there are no mistakes in ART.  Beautiful no stencil just what in your heart at the time. Representing her Team Who Dat!!

-Zelma Hayes

The Visually Impaired:

It honestly took me a while to process what I experienced on Friday. When I was a kid I used to like to paint, but when I loss  my  sight  in my late teens I thought that painting was never going to be accessible to me anymore. Painting for me was a way to express my emotions and cope with life. Thus, believing that I could not longer paint made me feel incomplete.  It was not until BlindConnect put together a self-care/painting workshop that  I was able to reconnect with that part of me.   The workshop not only helped  me to realize that blindness does not have to limit my creativity,  but also it allowed me to process many thoughts and emotions that I was struggling with. I want to thank all the wonderful staff and volunteers off BlindConnect for your great mission and vision.
-Pedro N.

Organizations and Teams:

You are absolutely perfect at what you do. I was standing in the back of the room while you were facilitating crying my eyes out. It was incredible, beautiful, moving and powerful! I love you  and we are super honored that you have chosen to give back with BlindConnect as your cause.

-Raquel O'niell: President of BlindConnect


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