Reflections on the Healing through Art Training Workshop
from Trey Everett
Last Saturday was the one-day Healing through Art Workshop in Roseau, MN. After driving two hours north, almost to Canada, I was greeted by seven wonderful people from all walks of life who were enthusiastic about learning how to work with others in the area of art and healing. From all walks of life, medical professionals, pre-school teacher, University staff, retreat leader and author, artists, and public school teachers, each participant planned to use what they learned in a variety of ways. Using simple art techniques combined with compassion and encouragement that “you can’t do this wrong,” participants planned to use Healing through Art with elders and in nursing homes, in the school system, on retreats, in churches, with their own children, and in their own personal work of growth and healing.
“Great workshop. I really liked the materials and the use of art for a person that does not consider themselves an artist.”
“It was a good way to spend my day—experiencing and then learning the details about using the techniques.”
If you are interested in learning more about how to lead your own Healing through Art program contact Trey firstname.lastname@example.org.
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