With Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT & Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
- Saturday, March 19, 1-6pm
"I reveal myself one mask at a time"
Rebecca and I have recently been using masks in our work. Although they’re often used in art therapy, we were both conflicted about what they represent. Are they meant to hide or protect some aspect of ourselves? Do they reflect what we show to the world and obscure our “true” selves. Or do they help us uncover and discover parts of ourselves? In keeping with our efforts to find positive reframes for the way we approach our work, we decided that we could use them to highlight and celebrate some empowering aspect of ourselves.
Let’s reduce our stress and feel more joy, peace, energy, clarity and motivation! This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience; you need not consider yourself an artist to attend. All materials will be provided. Snacks will also be provided. Bring a box lunch or lunch can also be gotten from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.
- Objective 1: Attendees will be able to identify 3-5 signs of stress and 3-5 indicators of wellbeing.
- Objective 2: Attendees will be able to 3-5 strategies for reducing stress and increasing wellbeing.
- Objective 3: Attendees will be able to list 3 therapeutic benefits around using masks in art therapy as a stress reduction tool.
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
About Rebecca and Gioia
Rebecca 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.