Creative Journaling: Thriving vs. Surviving


With Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT & Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC

- Saturday, December 12, 1pm--6pm

We will use the creative writing process - journaling techniques and art making- to explore the emerging science of wellbeing. We can use these methods to improve the quality of our lives so that we are not just surviving but also thriving. By looking at the theme of “Self” and positive identity we will uncover the strengths and resources that have helped us manage the challenges we’ve struggled with in our lives.

All materials will be provided. This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience–you need not consider yourself an artist to attend. but attendees are also invited to bring any personally meaningful objects that they might want to include in their sanctuaries.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a box lunch. Lunch can also be gotten from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

  • Objective 1: Attendees will be able to define wellbeing.
  • Objective 2: Attendees will be able to list concrete strategies for improving wellbeing.
  • Objective 3: Attendees will be able to identify 3 strategies that improve their own personal wellbeing. 

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested donation: $45
Suggested donation for Continuing Education Credits: $55

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About Rebecca and Gioia
Rebecca Wilkinson and Gioia ChiltonRebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC and are both registered and board certified art therapists with twenty years of experience in mental health and in facilitating training and workshops. They are co-founders of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC which provides training, consultation, and clinical therapy designed to promote wellbeing and increased life satisfaction. They serve as adjunct faculty at George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and provide continuing education and development through the Potomac Art Therapy Association. They also serve as core faculty of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, facilitating supportive workshops for clients affected by life threatening illness and the professional providers working with them.

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