I've had the great fortune of meeting people through art making at Carpenter Wellness, McMaster U, Newcomer Centre of Peel, my most recent Zoom Within group. Many of you have signed up to receive this newsletter and I welcome you!
I have lots of creative ideas I will share with you in coming letters (of which this is the first I'm sending out to an audience, so pardon me if this is less than smooth). Today I'm going to stick to telling you about a whack of spring events where we can next meet and continue what we began! I'm working hard spreading the word about my new practice and the benefits of art therapy, and am so happy that I have these open invitations to share with you. I'll be much obliged, and will do you proud, if you share them with family, friends, coworkers, neighbours.
(For colour, I'm pasting in some interesting images that are loosely tied to coming events...)
Three FREE springtime seminars, and connected workshops (low or no fee) designed by me and graciously hosted by the BAC to introduce art therapy to PARENTS (grandparents, caregivers, and others), YOUTH (age 16-25), and EVERYONE.
The subjects will be:
- Colour as seen through the lens of an art therapist;
- Strengthening bonds through creative play with our children;
- Visual journaling to find direction and purpose in emerging adulthood.
The bigger the audience, the more interesting this dynamic presentation will be!
Sign up by calling the Burlington Art Centre: (905) 632-7796
3. Zoom Within Part 2
Continued work for those who have taken Part 1, to be offered Friday afternoons, info to be forwarded to past participants.
4. Mind Body Hour at HIWHC: Thursdays at 2pm, drop-in, free
You are also welcome to join me thursday afternoons, for one hour (2-3pm). I invite anyone who is interested in practicing mindfulness. There is no fee. It is held at the Halton Women's Integrative Health Centre where I rent an office, 720 Guelph Line, suite 302. In making a place (and a pace) for my own mindfulness practice, I've founded a lovely community of people who, with me, do mindfulness training / meditation, and discuss other techniques supportive of mindfulness, and our practice, health, and healing, in general.
I'll finish by sharing a beautiful quote that was recently passed along to me by a dear ZW participant:
When we do not trouble ourselves about whether or not something is a work of art, if we just act in each moment with composure and mindfulness, each minute of our life is a work of art. --Thich Nhat Hanh
Please join me at a seminar, workshop, or at Zoom Within, as we practice looking from art to life and back again, letting one transform the other.
Do please spread the word, and feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is my new email address for work).
See you when the blossoms abound!