Rachel Bavis, JD
Rachel Bavis is a certified Intentional Creativity teacher, trainer, and child welfare lawyer working with organizations, individuals, and youth. She designs experiential trainings for human services professionals to support self-care and healing from secondary traumatic stress so they can best serve children and families while enjoying vibrant health.
After representing social workers in dependency cases for twelve years as an Orange County Counsel Deputy, she embarked on a seven-year personal journey, volunteering in communities around the world to explore healing practices. She discovered art to be the most transformational modality for herself and thousands of others around the world after studying Intentional Creativity with the method’s founder, visionary artist Shiloh Sophia. Whimsy, humor, and the wise musings of Dr. Seuss and Nancy Drew are in her tool kit, along with a paintbrush, camera, and chocolate.
Ms. Bavis received a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a minor in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York. In 2014, she became a certified Intentional Creativity coach and teacher. She lives in Santa Cruz County with her husband, who is also an artist and assists Ms. Bavis during her workshops. For more information, see www.rachelbavis.com.