BUTTE COUNTY ART THERAPY GROUPS
Butte County Art Therapy
Art can be:
Scheduled Art Therapy Groups:
March 9, 2019 - ACT Anxiety Management Art Therapy with mixed media - facilitated by Katrina Bobo-Spraggins ATR, AMFT
April 13, 2019 - Visual Storytelling and Journaling Techniques with 2D mixed media. Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson MA, ATR-BC, PhD
May 11, 2019 – Interactive Group Art Activities and guided imagery; learn ACT metaphors for anxiety, depression, and trauma - facilitated by Devora Weinapple, MFT, ATR-BC
June 8, 2019 – One canvas process painting. Tensions explored through active imagination, combining journaling with non-judgmental observation. Facilitated by Robin Valicenti, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC, MA
July 13, 2019 - Photo Therapy and Expression Techniques in Art Therapy and Photography Fundamentals (Bring some sort of camera if you have one). Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson MA, ATR-BC, PhD candidate and Kelsey Sachs BFA in photography
Aug 10, 2019 - Inside/outside images for mind/body processing and increasing mindful awareness to decrease anxiety. There will also be a reiki/yoga practitioner there to do 15min (donation based) sessions with participants from 11-1.Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson, PhD, MA, ATR-BC
Sept 14, 2019 - When we read a good poem, we can be forever changed by the poet's words that often reflect emotions we are also experiencing. Using imagery, metaphor, and inner music, we'll read and write poems to free ourselves in processing experiences that throw us off balance. What's personal is universal. Included: upper-body gentle yoga to soothe anxiety and complex trauma.
Oct 12, 2019 - Japanese Sumi-e and Zen Shigajiku Butte County landscape
Nov 9, 2019 - Looking inside ourselves: expression through collage techniques. Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson PhD, MA, ATR-BC, co-facilitators: Jackie Stephens (former) Executive Director of 16 years, Davis Art Center, and Chris Sylvain RN.
Dec 14, 2019 - Textile exploration of yarns and fabric in conjunction with nature. Taking self nurturance outside the self and the studio while intertwining the fabrics of our lives in community. Facilitated by Cynthia Wilson PhD, MA, ATR-BC
Please feel free to sign up to attend specific workshops (if you have not done so already). Please note that there is limited space available and some groups are almost filled.
If you know anyone who could benefit from these groups please pass this information along.
If you have any questions please feel free to reply to this email.
Take care, Cynthia Wilson MA, ATR-BC, PhD candidate
Above: NorCATA art therapists at the Butte County Healing Arts Festival in Chico, CA on January 5, 2019
For the Festival, NorCATA art therapists selected a location at the Chico Mall so that there would be open and easy access to public transportation, that there would be more opportunity for fire evacuees to attend, and that the community would be there to participate even if they hadn't heard about the Festival prior to the event.
Volunteers are needed to lead or co-lead one or more art therapy support groups. Contact Cynthia for more information, or to volunteer.