“Finding the Fire Art Clinic” gives hope, meaning and tools for those who are or think they may be struggling with PTSD, CPTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Loneliness and Social Isolation. This one art clinic addresses each of these difficulties by working with the brain and its natural ability to heal from trauma. A clinical diagnosis is not necessary to participate in this clinic.
Each of these heartbreaking experiences affect not only those suffering but those closest to them. Families undergo dynamic change when trauma is endured by one of the members. Each person in a relationship with someone dealing with the aftermath of toxic trauma will be subject to emotional, personal and life changes.
Finding the Fire is the signature Art Clinic that opens the door to healing past traumas and present difficulties. The multi-step process uses simple, straightforward expressive art practices that allow the brain to stop the fight, flight or freeze scenario. Because the participant is not responsible to “draw”, engage in talk therapy, create from a place of void or stare at a blank canvas an environment of safety and support is created.
The process is completely instructor lead allowing the attendee to gently move from one process to another. Basic skills for this clinic are the ability to use scissors, hold a pencil and small paint brush and use tracing paper to trace.
A very short introduction of how the brain processes trauma and why this program offers on going healing is given at the beginning of the clinic.
Family members of those suffering from the effects of trauma are encouraged to attend the clinic. Even if the victim is not responsive to attending, this clinic helps defeat the possible overwhelm experienced by family.
Judgement free zone
“Finding the Fire Art Clinic” is a three hour clinic focused on unlocking the dungeon doors of trauma and social isolation by utilizing expressive arts. Self-discovery is the catalyst that removes attendees from judgement associations and fear into freedom, renewed passion and peace.
Each participants’ painting will be a unique reflection of their own style, taste and beliefs. Paintings are NOT intended to recreate the instructors example. Clinics are in person events with a maximum enrollment of 25, minimum of 12.
All materials are supplied in the art kit provided. Supplies are also provided to complete a second painting at home along with access to an online video tutorial.
Finding the Fire Art Kit Contents
Mixed Media Artist paper
Mixed Media Products
Artist Quality Adhesive
“Finding the Fire” Art Clinic
Fee 95.00 per person
3 hour clinic
Max Participants 25, minimum 12
Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your art clinic.
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For Emergencies Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255