Creative Expression Healing Arts
Due to COVID-19 these classes will meet ONLINE using Zoom. Please register for these classes HERE
Art for Self-Care: Woven Meditation Ball with Start from the Heart
Nancy Bindig, founder of Start From the Heart: Art for Self-Care introduces you to her class on “Random thoughts, random weave.” As we choose thoughts and words to focus on, we'll use the calming act of random weaving to find balance and focus in this "Make it and Take it" art class. After you register we will arrange to get you a kit with all supplies needed to follow along. You will come away with the basic knowledge of simple weaving and a small decorative ball for your home.
ONLINE workshop Saturday, July 25 10:00am - noon EST
Please register by Friday, July 17th to ensure we have time to get you the art supplies.
A note from your facilitator:
As a Basket Weaver I have been exploring the use of random weave in my own work and have developed this weaving lesson to share my knowledge of weaving, a love for teaching, and the belief that anyone can boost self-care through the act of making art! I’ll be revealing ways to envision change and provide relaxation through the use of guided imagery and secret positive affirmations. This most basic form of weaving (think round and repetitious!) and wonderfully relaxing craft will leave you wanting more. I hope you will join me for this weaving class as you build in some "Art for Self-Care” time for yourself!
~Nancy Bindig, BS, Art Education
Write for Your Life!
Everyone has the capacity to write creatively and joyfully. In this 4-week series there will be no writing skills, no evaluation, no criticism. Participants will be encouraged to simply write in various forms (memoir, journal, short pieces) and share or not, as they wish. Increased comfort with writing in any form of self-expression has been demonstrated to facilitate healing, so we will be experimenting with many ways to get to the goal of less judgment, more writing! The first session will be introductory - an explanation of why people lose the joy of journaling along the way and the time will be used to create a safe, comfortable space. Following sessions will include short writing exercises, meditation, games and fun. All supplies will be provided. This FREE series is available to anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis, regardless of when or what type.
Look for next series beginning in the Fall
A note from your facilitator:
I would like to invite you to join me on an adventure. It does not require leaving home, or even leaving your chair. Most of us are staying close to home these days anyway, so why not play inside our heads? A great playground! Your head is full of ideas, memories, stories and your stored wisdom and humor. This is NOT a writing class! There is no judgement, or teaching, even. Just a path to journalling and writing more; a pathway to your heart. My writing workshop which begins on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 will help you to access the riches inside of you. I can't wait to meet you and hope you will join me!
~ Jane Naylor, MA, LCSW