Dr. Lisa Longworth is a pioneer in the creative process; her Cocoon to Butterfly program has helped over 15,000 individuals and 4,000 groups through creative metamorphosis in the last 33 years. Her work integrates creativity, psychology, and spirituality. She is an award winning author, counselor, artist, speaker and former university faculty member. A magna cum laude graduate in the arts from UCSD, she holds a masters degree in psychology and a doctorate in psychology.
Her first book, Cocoon to Butterfly, the 7-Step Creative Process for Personal Transformation, is a 2018 finalist in International Book Awards in both the spirituality and self-help categories. Her upcoming second book, a companion journal book, will be published in March 2019. Both books were featured at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2018. A professional artist since 1975, her paintings have traveled the world with her lectures and workshops. Lisa’s near-death experience after life-threatening brain surgery at age 19, continues to inspire her work and daily life. She lives in Southern California with her husband. Her art studio is a living laboratory for both her writing and visual art making. Her current works, “Art as Medicine for Transformation”, are sculptures about metamorphosis and healing. She travels the world, speaking and teaching, as well as discovering new places, people and cultures that inspire, connect and transform her life.