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Art, Creativity and Process Group

Every Wednesday at 9:30am – 11:00am PST

Let’s connect and make art together as a weekly practice. We will set aside 1.5 hours every week to explore ourselves within a project and then share what we created and experienced. Prompts are provided, but you are always welcome to free-form create in community with us if you have something in mind for that particular week. Let’s make some time and space for our artistic, poetic way of seeing the world. All are welcome.

Facilitators:Alexa Heinemann, MFT Trainee
Bio: Alexa finds that through art we can express and connect with deeper parts of ourselves. She is currently a MFT Trainee at Liberation Institute and is working towards her counseling psychology masters at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Working from a depth approach, Alexa enjoys focusing on imagery and body processes to listen inward and learn to hold ourselves with holistic compassion.
Supervisors: Lynndal Daniels, LMFT #78183
Location: California
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org
How many weeks will the group run for: Drop in group (On-going)

Mommy and Me Art Group

Every Wednesday at 12:30pm-2:00pm PST
For mothers, fathers, and children ages 2-7 years old

Let’s make art together with our kids and deepen our connection with each other.  It will be a fun group of art and singing songs as well as sharing our art with our friends in the group.  The art activities will include painting, construction paper, crayons, etc.

Facilitators: Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, MBA, MFT Trainee
RVSP/More Infoincoming@liberationinstitute.org

Write to Heal Group

Thursdays from 7:50 to 9 am

This is an experiential therapy group aimed to use writing to facilitate healing, balance, and insight.

Psychotherapist Maureen Murdoch (2003) remarked, “No event is too small or too insignificant to write about, and Louise DeSalvo (1999), PhD wrote, “Through writing about events and feelings, participants understood what had occurred and what they felt about it, and they assimilated the meaning of this event into their lives, thereby diffusing its power over them.” Psychologist Thomas Moore (1994) also commented: “The pen, expressing the soul’s passion, is mightier than the sword because the imagination can change the life of a people at their very roots.”

No experience with previous writing is needed; only a desire to get support in expressing authentically. The group is a safe and gentle place to reflect, and gain distance over experiences. It is best suited to people who have difficulties expressing their feelings or talking about their life experiences (from contemplation to trauma, or losses.) Writing helps clarify one’s feelings, experiences, and gain perspective on our life journey. Please note this is not a creative writing group per se, and that self-reflection will be invited through prompts offered at a gentle pace. Sharing of writing will always be optional and will be moderated by the facilitator.

Facilitator: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, MFT Trainee, 
Supervised by: Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org