With Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT & Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
- Saturday, February 7, 10am-3pm
Journaling can be a fulfilling way to reflect on what’s going on in your life and a useful tool for reducing stress. This workshop demonstrates how imagery and writing can become a meaningful part of rejuvenation and healing. We will explore how journaling can be used to uncover new layers of self-discovery and inspiration within a positive and supportive community.
Be sure to bring a “journal” or altered book to work in. This can be a traditional bound book such as a blank lined journal, a blank drawing book, a hand made book, or an altered book. It can also be non-traditional such as a deck of cards or index cards. We will have free used books to alter or blank journals to purchase. All other materials will be provided.
Snacks will be provided. We will have a short break for lunch—either bring a bag lunch or lunch is also available from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.
For counselors, art therapists, expressive therapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists who wish to receive 4.5 CECs, the workshop objectives are:
- Attendees will be able to list therapeutic benefits of writing and journaling.
- Attendees will be able to outline a vision/mission journaling exercise.
- Attendees will be able to list three strategies for combining journaling and artmaking techniques to increase 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 with 4.5 CECs $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.