Adolescent Art Therapy Group

Adolescent Art Therapy Group

Thursdays from 4p.m.-5:30 p.m.   October 12-December 21. *Does not meet on Thanksgiving week

Group Objectives:

  • Group Themes
  • Explore Self-Compassion
  • Cultivate A Sense of Identity
  • Gain Social Connection
  • Discover Self-Expression

ALL THROUGH  CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $250 for 10-week group
  • Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN, UCare, Hennepin Health Plan,

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown:  275 4th St East #301 St. Paul 55101

Facilitator: Carrie Windett

 To register please talk with your therapist or contact:

carrie@artofcounselingstpaul.com

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Men’s Creative Group

Facilitated by: Juliana Thrall, MPS, ATR, CCTP

 Wednesdays: 7-8:30pm. Starting in October 2017 (updated date and time!)

 What’s Your Story? Exploring personal narratives & how they impact daily living

 Group Details

$300 for 12-week group  Insurance Accepted: Medicaid of MN, UCare, Metropolitan Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica/United Heathcare

651-318-0109 ex 708.   juliana@artofcounselingstpaul.com

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Grief & Loss Art Therapy Process Group

Grief & Loss Art Therapy

Process Group Facilitated by: Juliana Thrall, MPS, ATR, CCTP

Mondays: 12-1:30PM Starting October, 2017 (Updated Time!)

Explore personal narratives of grief & loss to gain support and resiliency

Group Details
$300 for 12-week group Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN
UCare
Metropolitan Health Plan Blue Cross Blue Shield Medica/United Heathcare

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Bilateral Drawing: Self-Regulation for Trauma Reparation Let’s draw on the power of both hands to modulate stress.

Posted Sep 29, 2015 by  Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT

In working with survivors of acute and repeated traumatic events over the last several decades, I am always particularly conscious of individuals’ self-regulating capacities initially and throughout our work together. Self-regulation is currently a ubiquitous term used to describe not only the capacity to control one’s impulses, but also to be able to soothe and calm the body’s reactions to stress. It is the ability to modulate affective, sensory and somatic responses that impact all functioning including emotions and cognition. It also refers to the brain’s executive function to control impulses, delay actions if necessary and initiate them if necessary, even if one does not want to.

By the simplest definition, bilateral simply means “involving two sides.” Sensory integration is often associated with bilateral techniques that assist individuals in organizing specific sensations via methods found in occupational therapy. In the process of reparation from psychological trauma, various forms of bilateral stimulation or movement seem to be effective in engaging cross-hemisphere activity in the brain (Shapiro, 2001) and in art therapy possibly because it reconnects “thinking” and “feeling” (Malchiodi, 2003/2011) via the sensory-based processes involved in art making. These applications seem to have an impact on recovery from traumatic events because for many individuals, the limbic system and right hemisphere of the brain are hyperactivated by actual experiences or memories of trauma. In brief, specific processes found in bilateral stimulation may help regulate body and mind thus allowing explicit memory to be reconnected with implicit memory.

Bilateral Scribble Drawing from collection of Cathy Malchiodi
Source: Bilateral Scribble Drawing from collection of Cathy Malchiodi

Bilateral drawing is a deceptively simple art-based activity that has been around since at least the 1950s that capitalizes on self-regulating properties similar to rocking, walking, cycling or drumming. Some art therapy practitioners refer to bilateral drawing as “scribbling with both hands” because the intent is not necessarily to make a specific image, but to instead just engage both hands in spontaneous drawing with chalks, pastels or other easily manipulated art materials. Like many art and expressive arts therapists, I have used this activity for several decades and actually learned it during college art courses as a way of “loosening up” before beginning to draw or paint. Florence Cane (1951) is one of many early art therapy practitioners who observed a connection between free-form gestural drawing on paper, the kinesthetic sense involved in movement, and the embodied qualities of the experience. In her work with children and adults in the mid-20th century, Cane hypothesized that it is important to engage individuals through movements that go beyond the use of the hands to engage the whole body in natural rhythms. In particular, she refers to large swinging gestures that come from the shoulder, elbow or wrist to not only liberate creative expression, but also act in a restorative capacity to support healthy rhythms in the body and mind. In other words, these rhythmic movements can be practiced in the air and then later transferring them to paper with drawing materials.

To read more 

Reframe Brain Kane

Image: “Mindscape” Kristin Kane, MA, LMFT, ATR   from Visual Art Journal 2016

LGBTQ+ Young Adult Art Therapy Group

LGBTQ+ Young Adult Art Therapy Group

Date and Time to be announced.  Please contact us and express your interest and preferences.

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© Heather Matson 2016

Group Objectives:

  • Support from peers through shared experience
  • Increase wellness & reduce stress
  • Process emotions and experiences
  • ALL THROUGH CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $250 for 10 weeks
  • Insurance Accepted; Medicaid of MN, UCare, Hennepin Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown:  275 4th St East #301 St. Paul 55101

Facilitator: Noelle Wolf, Art-based Psychotherapist, M.A.

Noelle graduated from Perpich Arts High School, class of 2003 as a visual arts student. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in art therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Superior and a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Noelle considers herself to be a strength based, person-centered psychotherapist. She hopes to provide a safe space for folks to process emotions at their own pace. Noelle’s recent motto is “I support you” and she considers her cheerleader-like style, combined with her ability to honor and make space for the “dark side” her biggest asset.

Besides fulfilling the role of an art-based psychotherapist, Noelle is a dog-mom, an artist, a cartoon enthusiast, an adventurer, a dreamer, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a helper. In her spare time she can be found enjoying LGBTQ+ community events in the Twin Cities, spending time with family and friends or watching Disney movies with her spoiled pin-chi-weenie, Cecil.

 

To register please talk with your therapist or contact:

converse@artofcounselingstpaul.com / 651-318-0109

LGBTQ+ Youth/Adolescent Art Therapy Group

LGBTQ+ Youth/Adolescent Art Therapy Group

For youth ages 12 and Up

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© Heather Matson 2017

Date and Time to be announced.  Please contact us and express your interest and preferences.

Group Objectives:

  • Support from peers through shared experience
  • Increase wellness & reduce stress
  • Process emotions and experiences
  • ALL THROUGH CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $250 for 10 weeks
  • Insurance Accepted; Medicaid of MN, UCare, Hennepin Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown:  275 4th St East #301 St. Paul 55101

Facilitator: Noelle Wolf, Art-based Psychotherapist, M.A.

Noelle graduated from Perpich Arts High School, class of 2003 as a visual arts student. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in art therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Superior and a master’s degree in art therapy and counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Noelle considers herself to be a strength based, person-centered psychotherapist. She hopes to provide a safe space for folks to process emotions at their own pace. Noelle’s recent motto is “I support you” and she considers her cheerleader-like style, combined with her ability to honor and make space for the “dark side” her biggest asset.

Besides fulfilling the role of an art-based psychotherapist, Noelle is a dog-mom, an artist, a cartoon enthusiast, an adventurer, a dreamer, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a helper. In her spare time she can be found enjoying LGBTQ+ community events in the Twin Cities, spending time with family and friends or watching Disney movies with her spoiled pin-chi-weenie, Cecil.

To register please talk with your therapist or contact:

converse@artofcounselingstpaul.com / 651-318-0109

Adolescent Art Therapy Group

Thursdays from 3:30p.m.-5:00 p.m.

June 1st-August 17th

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© Heather Matson 2017

Group Objectives:

  • Explore Self-Compassion
  • Cultivate A Sense of Identity
  • Gain Social Connection
  • Discover Self-Expression
  • ALL THROUGH CREATIVE PROCESSES

Group Details

  • $250 for 10-week group
  • Insurance Accepted

Medicaid of MN, UCare, Hennepin Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica

Located in Lowertown:  275 4th St East #301 St. Paul 55101

Facilitator: Carrie Windett – Art Therapy Intern

To register please talk with your therapist or contact:

carrie@artofcounselingstpaul.com

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Adolescent Art and Nature Workshops

Adolescent Workshops: An integration of nature, art and mindfulness in a group setting.Untitled 2Contact:
Hannah Kleese 507-649-0873
hannah@artofcounselingstpaul.com

This afternoon workshop will combine the elements of art, nature and mindfulness in the context of unique themes.

Each participant should bring a bag/backpack with a full water bottle, snack, sunscreen and bug spray. Participants should dress in shoes for walking and weather appropriate clothing. Art supplies will be provided by nature and Art of Counseling.

 

$40/ 1 workshop $90/ all 3 workshops

Ages 12-17

6/17 1-4pm
HIDDEN FALLS PICNIC SHELTER
THEME: family totems

7/15 1-4pm
COMO LAKE PAVILION
THEME: storytelling

8/19 1-4pm
BATTLE CREEK RECREATION CENTER
THEME: mandalas

 

Register HERE

Supervision Focused Process Painting

Come express, process, gain support, encouragement and empowerment in your work as an Art Therapist through your painting process.  You will receive 4 hours of supervision credit.

Using multi-media, participants will create on one surface throughout the class.  Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how this surface reflects their journey as a healer and helper and their internal wisdom.  Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust-in-self, working as a therapist as journey rather than a destination will be woven throughout the painting process.  Students will leave the day with numerous ways to begin and to find deeper connection to their work with clients.

An environment void of pressure can free mental and emotional blocks and unleash strengths, personality, intuition and creativity.  All experience levels are welcomed and can benefit from this workshop.  This class is specifically for post grad Art therapists needing ATR credit.

 

Facilitator: Bevie LaBrie  Artful Soulscapes 

May 05, 2017 5pm-9pmIMG_3980

$70.00 ($73.44 w/service fee)

Northwestern Building

275 4th St East, #301, St Paul, MN 55101

Register here!

Spontaneous Process Painting

Have you ever stood in front of a blank canvas feeling paralyzed not knowing how to begin? Do you ever feel your inner critic standing next to you and putting on the pressure to paint an amazing painting?  Do you desire to engage with your creativity in a new way? If so this class is for you.

Using multi-media, participants will create on one surface throughout the class.  Supported by writing prompts and instructor guidance, students will discover how this surface reflects their journey and internal wisdom.  Themes such as mindfulness, acceptance, trust-in-self, and painting as journey rather than a destination will be woven throughout the class.  Students will leave the day with numerous ways to begin and to find deeper connection to their painting process.

An environment void of pressure can free mental and emotional blocks and unleash strengths, personality, intuition and creativity.  All experience levels are welcomed and can benefit from this class.

Facilitator: Bevie LaBrie  Artful Soulscapes 366263_9d98e6b3eb084fc487828507d94b17d5

May 06, 2017 9:00 AM – 4pm

$85.00 ($88.97 w/service fee)

Northwestern Building

275 4th St East, #301, St Paul, MN 55101

Register here!