This group is designed to build inner resiliency through exploring personal expression using the arts. Our aim will be to alleviate depression, soothe anxiety, and create meaningful connections both within ourselves and with others. We will emphasize increasing our sense of balance, harmony, trust, understanding, higher purpose, and creative problem solving. The group will focus on the unique strengths of each participant, evoking playfulness to create physical, mental, emotional safety and giving voice to a range of cognitive and emotional states.
Participants will work with symbols, metaphors, and meaning-making in order to balance right and left brains. We will practice using artistic expression to embrace distress and uncover information we need from our own internal wisdom. Participants will also receive education on principles of self-regulation and how to recognize, manage, and transform trauma states while being in a supportive learning environment where it is impossible to fail or be wrong.
Facilitated by Hazal Selcuk, AMFT, RDT, REAT, RSME/T