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The Caring Place AnnouncesNew Expressive Art Therapy Program
8 WEEK ART THERAPY PROGRAM
Begins and Ends with Creating your own Mask
- Registration for next session is open (Max Size 8)
- Wednesdays March 1 to April 19, 2017
- 6:30 TO 9:00 PM
- $240.00 for 8 weeks
- Includes Art Supplies
- $30.00 per week
- Tuesday February 8 to March 28 2017
- 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
- Materials Supplied
- Class Materials and Program vary from week to week.
- Class size dependent on drop in numbers
8 WEEK UNLONELINESS
ART THERAPY PROGRAM
Sponsored by SaskPower
- For New Immigrants Only
- Dates TBA
- Mondays 9:30 am to 12 Noon.
- Class Size Max 8
- Must Register by December 15th
- Interpreters provided – please specify if you require one and for which language.
Expressive Art Therapy heals. Come….Discover it for yourself
The Caring Place would like to thank ..
The Scotia Bank for their donations of furniture and walls for the new Art Therapy room.
SaskPower for a grant for the New Unloneliness Project to support new immigrants in finding their Home in their New Land.
Thanks also go to:
Fries Tallman for their in-kind support of building materials.
Duke Architectural for the donation of a loaner kiln
Chaunce Olson for building the new space
Doug Scheurwater – Paragon Projects for electrical work
Artists Tracy Rodrigues and Sara Derkson who painted murals,
The Glen Elm Church of Christ, and The Chinese Alliance Missions Committee for their amazing financial support that has made the launching of this program possible.
Art Therapy — When We Cannot Find Words to Speak
When our world encourages us to suppress our emotions we learn to put on a blank face – which suppresses our inner turmoil.
In art therapy, words are not always necessary. A mere lump of clay or a blank canvas can be far less threatening than giving voice to painful feelings.
The simple act of journaling can bring light to darkness, ignite conversation, or be a release for a depressing thought.
Because something is not spoken does not mean that nothing is being said or revealed. Art therapy supports us when words are not enough.
Art Therapy can give you the Capacity to Feel Again
Art Therapy can help you understand your feelings. Sometimes life’s struggles cause us to feel numb or distanced from our feelings – unable to express them.
Creating Art opens the doors of our hearts to expression and emotion and helps us to unlock those feelings. Once you have created something concrete which acknowledges your emotions it is easier to give yourself permission to find voice to express them. You may be surprised how you get a sense of relief when your depression is transferred to canvas or clay.
Art Therapy can help you Creating Your Own Happiness
When we look at or create something of meaning and beauty our bodies release a hormone (dopamine) which releases pleasure in our brains and increases our sense of positive feelings.
Working closely with a Mental Health Therapist clients explore and proactively manage and overcome their challenges … the result is something truly beautiful!
Art Therapy can be a way to work through grief, depression, fear, rejection or even loneliness.
Our Mental Health Therapists work with local artist helping individuals build masks to express their feelings, music to lift themselves above their realities, and paint and drama to explore, who they want to become.
As individuals explore, a mental health counselor skillfully helps discover the meaning of the work they are creating.
Can Art be Medicine?
Art Therapy is a growing field – whose acceptance has catapulted with the work done by Michelle Obama and the Guggenheim Institute working with returning soldiers who experience post- traumatic stress disorder.
We Need Your HelpPlease Donate!
The Caring Place takes clients regardless of ability to pay.
As a result, many people who otherwise could not afford professional counselling find help at The Caring Place. Our Client Support Fund is currently running very low. So we need your help to help other people less fortunate!Donate Today