Creative Explorations in Community : Creativity Groups for People Living with Dissociation 1 Plurality .
Creative Explorations in Community is a unique program specifically designed for individuals living with plurality. The offerings are not therapy groups, but rather they provide a supportive community where participants can engage in various creative projects. Whether it's a one-day workshop or a six to eight-week series, I'll provide a platform for individuals to come together and explore their creativity.
The primary objective of these groups is to create an enjoyable and inclusive environment, where participants can freely express themselves. It is important to note that no special artistic or writing talents are required to participate. I firmly believe in everyone's ability to be creative.
Convenience is key, which is why I conduct the classes on Zoom, allowing participants to join from the comfort of their own homes. The bonus is that we are able to gather with and meet people all over the US and world. The program will offers a range of exciting activities, that might include SoulCollage®, small bookmaking, writing and poetry, altered books, making Finger labyrinths, and paper crafts.
Three Series this Spring!
SIX WEEK ALTERED BOOK SERIES STARTS MARCH 20, 2024!
This series centers around working on altered books, where participants can unleash their imagination and repurpose old books into unique works of art.
An altered book is a great way to give new life to an old book. It involves using different art techniques and media to transform the pages into something completely unique. You can create various pages in your recycled book through collaging images, embedding found objects, making poems out of existing text creating pockets and envelopes, painting over existing text, or even stenciling patterns on the pages. The possibilities are endless!
The Altered Book Series begins on Wednesday March 20 at 5:30 PM ET. The cost is $150 for 6 sessions.
SIX WEEK SOULCOLLAGE® SERIES STARTS MARCH 20, 2024!
SoulCollage®, a collaging process that combines intuition and creativity will be offered this Spring, beginning March at 12 noon ET. This series is for beginners as well as for those who have experience with SoulCollage®.
SoulCollage® is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the many parts of self. It is a process of self-discovery where you create a personal collection of collaged cards which reflect your inner and outer world using simple materials –images, scissors and glue. When you participate in a Soul Collage® class, you will have the opportunity to use your imagination and intuition to allow the cards to “speak” to you, to learn more about aspects of yourself and use the wisdom from those aspects of self to address present issues.
In the SoulCollage® series, you will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of yourself and your world. We will have a theme each week and create cards based on the theme, then do some journaling and readings using the cards. Themes may be about the suits in SoulCollage®, or topics such as nature, inner beauty and shadow sides. The workshop is largely experiential in nature with plenty of time to create and journal using your cards.
NEW 6 WEEK CREATIVE WRITING SERIES BEGINS MARCH 13, 2024!
Fiction writing in a group is a great way to have fun, express yourself creatively and connect with others. Participants will be given the opportunity to write some short fiction using a prompt that we offer each week. You will then have the opportunity to read your story to the group if you wish. Feedback is optional. All levels of experience and skill are welcome.
This group will be co-facilitated by Alix Amar and Crystals Lachman. The series begins on Wednesday March 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM ET. The cost is $150 for 6 sessions.
About your Facilitator(s)
Alix Amar, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, residing in Georgia. She specializes in working with survivors of trauma and DID. She enjoys opportunities to express herself creatively and enjoys participating in the creative journey of others. She has been co-facilitating the Creative Journal with Erin Vaughn for 3 years. She has presented at the Expressive Arts Summit in New York City, is on the board of An Infinite Mind and is a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator.
Crystals Lachman, MA Counseling Psychology, founded Multifaceted Journeys in 2022 where she facilitates several groups for people with Dissociative Identities. She hosts the podcast Therapist Interrupted on Spotify. She’s been writing fiction since she was 15 and has over a decade experience facilitating writing groups. Her writing can be found on her Substack titled Therapist Interrupted. Crystals finds the arts, including painting and playing piano, to be important aspects of her healing journey. She is excited to co-facilitate the upcoming creative writing group.
Join me at Creative Explorations in Community and embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic expression, and community connection.
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