Christy Austin is a certified spiritual director and dreamwork facilitator who spent a lot of time as a child getting in trouble for asking too many questions. Fortunately, since her first time at a Haden intensive, she has realized that questions are a beautiful and useful means to make sense of a desire for union and wholeness. Having been a student in the Dreamwork program at the height of the pandemic, Christy understands the unique challenges and blessings of Zoom learning. She strives to bring to that space the energy of connection, while also encouraging each student to tap into their own unique expressions of creativity and growth. Christy leads students to explore creativity as a spiritual practice and a means to dive deep, as they travel their own path through the Haden Institute’s Training programs. She takes joy seeing a student expressing their own soul in unique and beautiful ways. Students will often hear “You can’t do this wrong!” Christy truly believes that “I am not an artist” is a phrase that should be deleted from everyone’s vocabulary and loves to see people face their own fears and shame surrounding creativity, realizing as they give outward expression to their inner landscape that they are indeed an artist. When not online with students or with directees in her personal office at home, you will find her with her husband Shawn, her grown children, numerous grandchildren, outside with her pets, watching her garden grow, or listening with the trees she loves.