DREAMANTRA is an expressive arts organization located in New Jersey, founded by mental health professional and artist, Kristy Mathews. DREAMANTRA offers custom handmade dreamcatchers and therapeutic crafting workshops.
Kristy Mathews, MS, LAC, NCC is a licensed mental health counselor, artist, and expressive mindfulness workshop facilitator. She believes that it is within the creative process that self-healing occurs. She has a passion for creating unique dreamcatchers, creative writing, mindfulness, teaching and helping others live happier and healthier lives.
Native Americans believed long ago in the healing power of intention and manifestation. Something they may not have known then is the healing that occurs simply through the act of creating and weaving these spiritual pieces of art. Research shows that crafting has a lot in common with meditation and can improve problem-solving skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall quality of life.
Dreamcatchers are, in essence, a symbol of acceptance, mindfulness, and healing.