Hi my name is Marilyn and my passion is for holistic health and art.
I have over 15 years experience of working with women and raising awareness of the benefits of personal development.
My work and the processes that I embrace are heavily influenced by the rituals and practices of Indigenous cultures and the connection of healing using storytelling and nature which I incorporate into my artwork, online courses, workshops and women circles. You can see more of my artwork and purchase from here.
I also work 1-2-1 with clients in London and the UK and virtually with women around the globe. My international travel has included a wellness retreat in St Lucia.
Writing is very important to me and my articles can be found in various health magazines including Zest, Here’s Health, Healthy (Holland and Barret’s monthly magazine). I have published two books: 9 Steps to Creative Healing and the Creative Healing Playbook which are both available on Amazon and Lulu.com.
My 2016 ‘Indigenous’ calendars and Work Books can also be purchased from here
I am available to speak on the following topics:
- Art as a Healing process
- Self esteem
- Sexual healing
- Emotional healing
- Motivation and goal setting
- The benefits of meditation
- Anger management
- Teenage pregnancies
- Womb health and Fibroids
- Body Image issues
- Domestic Violence recovery
- Essential Oils and Stress Management.
To book me to speak please send a request here
Your wellbeing is paramount
"Free expression is an open portal to know thyself. With colour and breath, Art is formed and then reformed in Poetry
Kylie M James
Thank you for a super open evening
Blessings, abundance and infinite creativity to you Marilyn - Amazing experience.
I loved this workshop Thank you for having and creating a space to experience
Ahhfeel relieved, peace and a great experience so thank you so much.
"Years ago I bought your book on LULU. I never understood before then the role that creativity played in self-healing and you were the first person I learned that from. Now this is such an essential part of my life. Although I have always been creative by default since childhood and in many ways used my creativity as a cathartic process, I now understand that being a multidisciplinary artist not only provides healing for myself but so many others as well. I respect and honour you for not only exploring the healing benefits of creativity, but sharing your knowledge with others! You are a blessing to this planet and humanity. Thank You Very Much!!"
"I have to say I feel like I’m walking on air. I’ve finally received my assessors certificate, MaMa V’s is going from strength to strength & there are so many wonderful opportunities that are throwing themselves in front of me.
Faith in the Almighty, amazing friends & family who pray & wish the best for you & having a loving & caring husband & children are my blessings. Sending you all my thanks & love. I also have to give a huge thank you to my life coach Marilyn Fontaine who has been with me every step of the way over the last 7 years. She is a truly amazing woman. Big hugs Marilyn X "
- Marie Morgan Henfrey
Consultant, Blogger and Co -owner of MaMa V’s Seasoning
“I recently used Marilyn for some spiritual coaching, I felt I was carrying a lot of baggage, which in effect was beginning to affect my work and family. To say that Marilyn helped me uncover certain things that I’d kept suppressed for too long, is putting it mildly. She helped me bring to the forefront what was truly troubling me. She’s sensitive but still very professional. I felt as if a load had been lifted off my shoulders. Marilyn was so effective at our recent one to one session, it brought me to tears, but in a good way, as I really needed to offload, Marilyn helped me do that. I would definitely recommend Marilyn to anyone that should require an Holistic Therapist/Spiritual Coach etc. There are so many strings to Marilyn’s bow and she’s a master of many things.”
Cuisine Supreme Ltd
"I can honestly say that my Life Coaching sessions has changed me as a person. I am more confident, self composed, spiritual, and calmer and after four years I still use the tools that Marilyn taught me. is her quiet steady and subtle approach. I met her after seeing her speak at a workshop and worked with her as a coach to develop my creative side and was instantly struck by her vast knowledge and warmness. There were of course many other byproduct learnings along the way apart from the creative side I had initially intended. . She is knowledgeable, patient and has high integrity. I have since recommended her to friends and associates alike.”
- Vanessa, London
"When I look back at my coaching form what jumps out at me most is, my self-belief, lack of self-esteem, lack of confidence and motivation. So what coaching or you have done for me is. Help me to re-evaluate my life and to take time to focus on me, and given me the power to change.
I look back at my wheel of life and smile because I know see it with a positive attitude.
- Personal growth,
- New job with loads of opportunities. career, working for a company/university that will invest in people.
- Money, a better salary plus loads of perks, (lets face it we all need money to different degrees).
I particularly liked they way you reframed situations and I also liked the circle of excellence and swish techniques as these helped me with my job interview.
So a big thanks to you, after all the sky is the limit.
– D Perry, London
Marilyn reached out to me at a time when I was at a crossroads in my life. Broke and completely bogged down by the recession blues, she created a spirit-elevating ritual for me that reminded me of the bigger picture. She asked me what I wanted to manifest in my life, and spoke to me about not just surviving but thriving. Her personalized ritual took into account my spiritual beliefs and life goals. She helped me to clear my head, focus my energy, and dream a big happy dream for my life even though I was scared to at that moment.
The ritual marked a real turning point in my thinking and my life, and helped me align my actions and intentions with my wildest dreams. It served as a reminder that even when things around us seem bleak, rather than running scared it’s a time to focus on what it is we really want. She asked me to visualize exactly what I wanted to manifest in my life, and create a dreamboard to reflect on those ideas daily.
Now I’m happy to say I have a new job that I enjoy, and have taken my art career to the next level by exhibiting in shows locally and nationally (a longtime dream of mine) and writing for a blog where I interview other artists and showcase their work. Marilyn helped me realize that I deserved to be fulfilled, and that if I worked hard and focused my intentions I could make it happen. She is a very gifted and centered woman, and it was such a privilege to have her consultation.
M.A-Artist New York
Wonderful teacher beautiful person,
My learning experience was great all thanks to you..
I was very worried to start again after having my two children but was pleasantly surprised on how we were treated and taught, I actually learned something !!
I would recommend Marilyn to teach any of my friends and any one out there that needs to take a step back in their life!!"
–G Eldridge Uk.
"My name is Angela,
Our class students all came from different backgrounds,
But we also learnt more about ourselves, our feelings, & strengths,
Marilyn helped me to realize what I did & did not want out of life,
Marilyn taught me inner strength,,
Marilyn taught me how to stand up to my weaknesses,
With Marilyn’s help I achieved a goal & I will continue to achieve more,
I will always praise Marilyn Fontaine,
Never forget her, always recommend her, She has bettered my outlook on life, taught me more about the type of woman I want to be.
Marilyn is a strong & beautiful woman, and I would like to say thank you Marilyn.
"Marilyn taught me Aromatherapy at a taster class that she ran for a few weeks only, but we enjoyed her so much we stayed for a year."
"Marilyn inspired us to want to carry on in the profession and a few of us went on to study at college to become qualified Aroma therapists."
"Because of Marilyn’s dedication, inspiration and love of teaching I am now a fully qualified Aroma therapist, beauty therapist, training to be a Nail technician and also work in the beauty department in the college."
"I only went to enrol on an accountancy course and ended up being who I am today because of this wonderful person."
Have a blessed life & fulfilling future."
– A. Belton, London
"I can only thank you for your love and belief of what you do, because it has turned my life in a direction I would never have considered before."
- S Jones, London
Are you ready to begin your healing?
Then perhaps you are ready to go on a creative healing journey. As an artist and therapist I want to share the tools that have worked for me in my own healing journey.
The aim of this book is to assist you during your healing journey and to give you the tools that I have tried and tested as a therapist and as an individual who has experienced several healing challenges.
I strongly believe that Healing and Creativity are intrinsically linked as there are countless studies that document the improvement in health after a creative practice is undertaken.