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Linda Bounds

Linda Bounds is an artist, educator, and creative intuitive. She is a native of San Diego, California and a member of the baby boomer generation.

Nearly a decade ago, Linda noticed there were individuals, who, because of age, and/or illness, found themselves excluded from many of life’s activities. In response, she created a “one of a kind” recipe for feeling better. Using art as the main ingredient, she combines the healing power of a paintbrush with a unique and positive teaching style that engages even the most ardent non-believers. In 2000, Linda founded L.E.A.P.S. and BOUNDS (Lovingly Energetic Artistic Programs for Seniors) a non-profit 50l ( c ) (3) organization as a way to assist those in need.


L.E.A.P.S. and BOUNDS began with a small pilot program of seven participants in a local rehabilitation center. Facing a multitude of physical and emotional challenges including neurological trauma, ALS, and Spina Bifida, these individuals paved the way for many to come. Since then, Linda has shared her program with more than 25 organizations in California and across the nation. Regardless of their physical or emotional challenge, Linda has a way to reach participants and lift them to new heights. This is certainly evident in her work with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other brain disorders. She estimates that, since starting the program in 2000, she has personally stood next to someone holding a paintbrush in his or her hand, more than 50,000 times.


Intergenerational programs are also a passion of Linda’s. A few years ago she brought together a group of 40 sixth-grade students and 40 seniors to create M.A.G.I.C. (Making Art Grow in Communities). As with the other programs Linda creates, M.A.G.I.C. has become a model for other organizations.

With more than 30 years experience as a professional artist, Linda is well versed in connecting and integrating her students with the arts community. Her experiences and views on the healing power of positive thought when combined with creativity have been embraced internationally.


She will be a guest speaker at the 2008 national convention for The American Society on Aging in Washington D.C. and is the author of the soon-to-be published book “Aging and Healing with new stARTs”.

 

 

One of the best moves I ever made was to become a student of Linda Bounds. Linda brought out artistic abilities from me that
I did not know I possessed. It has been a delightful journey working with her that I shall treasure forever. When I discovered the phenomenal work Linda does with the elderly and handicapped I knew it was important for me to financially support her. She deserves huge grants so that her work can expand and touch many more people.

- Louise L. Hay
Author of You Can Heal Your Life and Empowering Women


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