This monthly workshop, conducted in a studio environment, is designed to foster self-care practices, respite, and enjoyment for participants. Each month we will focus on the needs of a specific audience. The topic for January's workshop is:
Compassionate Communication With Self and Your Loved One
The workshop will integrate creative self-expression and basic mindfulness practices with an emphasis on loving-kindness, and self-compassion.
* Learn to cultivate loving-kindness, self-compassion, and therefore, well-being.
* Discover the role of mindfulness practices as a pathway to stress reduction and compassion for self and others.
* Enjoy using art materials with a focus on color, movement, symbolism, and textures.
* No artistic talent needed!
All registrants are invited to attend a Coffee & Tea Social Hour before the workshop. This gathering starts one hour before the workshop begins and will include a brief lecture on the topic. Space is limited to 12 participants per workshop, register early to guarantee your spot.
Anne Galbraith, MA ATR, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and clinical art therapist, and the director of counseling at OPICA Adult Day Program & Counseling Center. She also provides art therapy support groups for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) at UCLA Marilyn Hilton Achievement Center. Anne is interested in the benefits of cultivating mindfulness arts to enhance quality of life and well being for family caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, MS and related chronic illnesses. Anne practices Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation (MBSR) and Metta, Loving Kindness Meditation.
Katie Durnbaugh, MA ATR, MFTI, is a marriage and family therapist/ art therapist intern under the supervision of Anne Galbraith. She joined OPICA Adult Day Program and Counseling Center in 2011 and has cultivated a special interest in working with the geriatric population. She provides counseling services for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, adults with developmental disabilities, and family caregivers. She specializes in the utilization of creative expression to foster a sense of well-being.