Dr. Lisa Longworth is a pioneer in the creative process; her Cocoon to Butterfly program has helped thousands of individuals and groups through creative metamorphosis in the last 34 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, Creative Midlife Change for the Busy Person, is a winner in two categories of the International Book Awards. Her upcoming second book, a companion journal book, will be published in March 2020. The international rights to the first book have been sold to India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Nigeria. 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.