My name is Faith Helma, and I’m a creative guide, performance artist, teacher and coach.
I come from a theater background, schooled in the art of empathy and world building. I have over 15 years of experience working with groups, leading creative expeditions and making people laugh. I know how to build trust amongst strangers, make space for vulnerability and strength, and plan for the unexpected.
I was a co-founder of Portland’s “innovative, process-driven” Hand2Mouth Theatre. I created over 20 shows with them, wrote music, toured shows and taught workshops for actors, students, professionals and beginners in how to move, sing and create original theater.
Nowadays I am still passionate about creative exercises, theatrical magic and heightened states. But after going through my own transformation process of burning out, quitting theatre, having kids, hitting walls, experiencing sea change, reinventing myself and my dreams and doing things I never thought I could do — my focus is now on waking us up to that magic creative urge that flickers in all of us. We all have it, and we all lose it from time to time. I am here to help you patiently breathe it back to life.
“Helma, in her light electric blue sateen jumpsuit, makes solemn transitions from curious, to lost, quixotic, despairing, raging, tender, intellectual; all framed by the important idea that the quest, no matter how small or unknown, is at the heart of the living experience.” – Christa Morletti McIntyre, Oregon Arts Watch