For a long time, I have thought that it would be wonderful to combine my work in counseling and my artistic work together to help people. Thanks to Elizabeth Furr, Art Director at the Old Rock School in Valdese, now I will be able to do that. I proposed the idea of a workshop using an exercise that I created to help people process grief, while they were creating an art quilt; graciously she has scheduled for me to lead this workshop on November 9th and 10th of this year. I've very excited to share this new concept, and feel that it will be beneficial for people who have experienced loss of any kind. A few years ago, I thought of the fact that the stages of grief could be compared in a symbolic way to the seasons of the year. A few months ago, as part of my own therapeutic work, I developed an art quilt and this concept entitled, "Seasons of Healing," to delve further into this idea and explore its usefulness in my work. Now, it's coming to fruition! I can't believe it, and I am so excited about it! I hope the participants of the workshop will find it helpful to work on this activity as well.
I'll share more info about my process and the workshop plans closer to November. Wish me luck...
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