healingARTworks, LLC 

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Resource-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy

artsREACH:

A resource-oriented expressive arts therapy program that imparts the healing modalities of therapeutic art and writing as a source for building resilience, improving health, fostering reflection, and encouraging both creativity and play. Via creative engagement with the arts, participants will engage in activities that promote identification of personal strengths and resources which will break through the silence and stigma of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Child & Adolescent  (7 yo to 18 yo)

The therapeutic powers of play include overcoming resistance, abreaction, engaging in fantasy, and enhancing relationships. Kids are empowered when given the opportunity to make choices and experience a variety of choices. There are different tools for different audiences. I create  “creativity bags” for expressive arts facilitations with children.

Adult 

The expressive arts are a structured, albeit fluid, process of inviting a client or a group of people to move flexibly among arts media without judgment or any evaluative aesthetic assessment. Authentic self-expression is born in safe space for those engaged in an expressive arts modality. Client motivation and self-confidence are increased in the expressive arts process when modalities are designed to meet individual client and collective group capabilities and the expressive arts practitioner facilitates a safe and supportive environment or holding space that embraces creative expression.

Geriatric Populations & Those with Special Needs 

I am embracing the field of expressive arts as a special educator, arts educator, and Rehabilitation Counselor with sensitivity to the needs of patients and the medical and psychological aspects surrounding chronic and progressive illnesses, physical limitations, and cognitive deficits.

artsREACH 

of 

Haywood County

The goal for artsREACH is to counteract the violence in people’s lives with the good of creative activity. Expressive arts modalities create a safe group environment where participants can channelthe negative energy born of domestic violence into creative, safe expression. artsREACH provides a safe, gentle, and effective way for survivors to express and release painful feelings and to overcome the abusive messages that they learned from their batterers. 

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Expressive Arts Therapy Facilitation & Programming

The expressive arts are counseling-based healing rituals. Arts processes are fluid and move with the emergence of what will be created and crafted by the client or collective group. I embrace the field of expressive arts as a special educator, arts educator, and Rehabilitation Counselor with sensitivity to the needs of patients and the medical and psychological aspects surrounding chronic and progressive illnesses; as a co-creator and facilitator leading others to participate in healing arts experiences.

Arts in Healthcare Design 

Consultation

 Arts in healthcare programs and creative arts therapies have been applied to a vast array of health issues to improve patients’ overall health outcomes, treatment compliance, and quality of life. New evidence demonstrates that Arts in Healthcare programs result in patients requiring shorter hospital stays, less medication, and having fewer complications—all of which translates to a reduction in healthcare costs.