Expressive Arts Workshop:
Self-Care For Health Care Professionals
Being Rooted! For 3 Hours! 6-9 pm
Cost: $80 (includes all supplies)
Self-Care is critical for all health care professionals. Practicing self-care empowers care providers to be present for those who seek help with open hearts, patient minds and emotional safety. Bering witness to others life journeys is one of the most honoring experiences practitioners engage in. Taking time to be witnessed in one’s own journey provides an opportunity for those engaged in this work to receive this same heartfelt experience. Come out to this three-hour workshop to refresh, restore, rediscover and explore who you are. Strip away the extraneous bits that drain you and strengthen that which revivifies your soul. This interactive hands-on workshop will revive, enlighten and restore your strength of heart. Come! Find your grounding, identify your needs, heal the healer and play.
Bonnie Nish is Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Language and Literacy Education at UBC. Bonnie’s first book of poetry ‘Love and Bones ’ was released by Karma Press in 2013. Her next book “Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline” an anthology of concussion related stories, was published by Lash and Associates in 2016. Bonnie is an Expressive Arts Therapist with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the Vancouver Expressive Arts Therapy School who has worked extensively with youth and adults in high-risk situations. She has conducted writing and expressive arts workshops for over 20 years across North America. Learn more about Bonnie's expressive therapy work here. See her personal site here:www.bonnienish.ca and http://bonnienishexpressivearts.ca/index.html
Mary Putera is the Executive Director of Living Artistry: Community Arts Practice Pacific Northwest. She is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Community Arts facilitator. Mary has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health from Lesley University with specializations in Holistic and Expressive Arts therapy and Intercultural Relations. She also has a Masters in Divinity from North Park Seminary, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive Arts Therapy and Community Art Practice, and is a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee Switzerland. Mary’s work as a therapist, trainer and teacher has brought her across the US and into, Europe, Nicaragua and Nepal.