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The Creative Process and Wellness Workshop

  • July 19, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
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  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils. (CDLC, CLRC, METRO, NNYLN, RRLC, SCRLC, SENYLRC, WNYLRC)

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This course will focus on using art materials and the creative process to help people explore emotions, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, develop coping skills, and connect with themselves. By using creative techniques such as painting, drawing, sculpture and writing with your participants, they can better express themselves to foster healing and mental well-being. When creating art, people are able to focus on their own perceptions and imagination to gain personal insight and develop new ways of coping with life’s stressors. No special talent or artistic ability is required, and the creative process is beneficial for people of all ages. 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the goals of using art and writing to express oneself
  • Experience the creative process to promote healing, creativity, and wellness
  • Discuss evidence-based research showing the arts promote mental health
  • Choose art directives to guide participants through multiple activities for self-expression
  • Explain the importance of reflection after making art
  • Plan applicable prompts for reflection to guide participants as they share their art 

Note: Please have a few pieces of paper on hand as well as a pencil and something to color with in order to fully participate in this workshop

Presented by: Danielle Cacioppo, Director of Programs Development & Michael Chiappone, LCSW, Founder and Owner of Chi Professional Development 


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. You will need to sign into your zoom account prior to accessing the meeting.  LILRC account is for registration & your Zoom account is for access.  

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org). Please log into your LILRC account prior to registering to ensure your information is populated correctly.  

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Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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