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Ocean Pier

workshops

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change."  
Carl Rogers

Artful Meditation

We begin with a grounding meditation to allow quieting of thoughts, softening of the body and opening the heart to feeling.  We then explore two artfully mindful directives, molding with model magic and drawing or coloring Zentangles.   Zentangles offersthe practiced doodler or the unskilled artist an opportunity to explore the value of repetitive patterns to create an intricate yet meditative work of art.  Sharing at the end of a workshop is always invited but never required.

Time needed: 1 hour.

15 or more participants would accrue a supply fee. 

Workshop Fee: 1 hour plus travel $185.

 

 

 

 

Paint Pour & Explore

We provide the unique opportunity for any artist, expert or beginner to create a mesmerizing piece of artwork.  We engage in a process of letting go and releasing what is no longer required of us, emotionally, mentally and physically. 

Time needed: 1 hour. 

Supply fee for 10 participants: $75

Workshop Fee: 1 hour plus travel $185. (fee is based on 15min increments if requesting more time)

Broken Bowl (Kintsugi)

This workshop offers the transformative process of releasing trauma through a mind, heart and gut exploration. 

Time needed: 2 hours.

Supply fee for 10 participants: $100.

Workshop Fee: 2 hours plus travel $240.

Is therapy for me?

The intent of therapy is to offer a space for connection to reflect, relieve and heal.  It can present an opportunity for processing choices, learning new perspectives, making mindset shifts and growth in awareness and self-compassion.  Therapy is NOT meant to fix anyone or be the solution to the difficulties of the human experience.  Therapy is meant to be an addition to one's healing process and provides as much as what the client puts in and choose to engage outside in daily life. 

Common approaches for Talk Therapy

Choosing a therapeutic approach that works best for you can be an exhaustive search through trial and discovery.  A major part of effective therapy is finding the right theoretical model, not just a connection with the therapist. There are many different therapeutic approaches for therapy centered around discussion and processing.  

The theoretical approaches most commonly utilized by our clinicians involve:

 

 

Why talk over other more creative approaches?

For some individuals, words feel the most clear over other expressive options.  We endeavor to support all formats and also feel that exposure to other methods is crucial in solidifying what best suits our way of communicating. 

  • Person Centered 

  • Child Centered 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing

"Emotional well-being is just as important as breathing."

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