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Art is a wonderful thing. It can challenge you, inspire you and... heal you! Station Gallery is proud to now offer therapeutic arts practices, psycho-education and creative techniques to people in the Durham Region communities, to address, improve and maintain their overall health. *This is NOT psychotherapy.

WORKSHOPS

We are currently developing on-going mental health programming ensuring our community has the support they require. Stay tuned as we update this page with available workshops and watch social media for announcements of new exciting opportunities.

MAR 22

Barriers, Boundaries and Belonging

Participants will explore the many barriers faced in life, including the pandemic. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will confront the various types of barriers to well-being and construct artworks that express meaningful ways of pushing through or getting around blocks. A focus on Vulnerability, Trust, Knowledge, Personal Resources and Community Supports will give direction for this session. *Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

MAR

29

Art and Emotion

Group members in this session will address how fear and other emotions show up in their lives; and practice observation and artmaking to unburden themselves from unwanted emotional pain. Using techniques such as collage, word play and long tones (voice) set the stage for a session of discovery and rewards in making art that addresses intense emotions. *Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

APR

5

Leaving a Legacy

In this session group members will explore and express the impacts of leaving a legacy. Matched with select pieces from Station Gallery’s private collection, participants will tell a visual story that speaks to the legacy they would like to leave and/or honor those who have left legacies to follow. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will express part of their legacy story.*Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

APR

12

Identity and the Story of Your Name

Group members explore their identity through the history of names. Using visual arts, word play and storytelling, this session focusses on symbolism and metaphors attached to your identity. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will experience restorative ways of seeing themselves and others. *Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

APR

19

Accepting Grief and Loss

This session involves identifying how grief and loss are states of being that help us to name and tame our emotions. Group members will gain awareness of how thoughts, and emotions can control our behaviors and learn ways to ground ourselves with materials like clay. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will use creative practices to build places of safety and acceptance.

*Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

APR

26

Spirituality, Stigma and Artmaking

Using music and mindfulness practices, group members will learn about the historical, spiritual, and contemporary uses and meanings of mark-making. The spiritual practice of artmaking will be explored through the lens of artworks from the Station Gallery permanent collection. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will experience the power of mindfulness, metaphor, and mastery. *Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

MAY

3

Relationship Dynamics

This session will look at the many sides of mask-making as a pathway to interpersonal effectiveness and self-acceptance. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members will confront personal objectives, self-respect and keeping healthy relationships. *Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

MAY

10

Resilience and Ritual (Distress Tolerance)

Group members in this session will engage in Play-oriented ritual (transformative process) vs. Work Oriented ritual (visual art and writing) to understand how creativity forms a bridge between being resilient in the face of difficult experiences and ritual as an approach to insight, healing and recovery. Using art materials, discussion, and health education information, group members manage their distress tolerance.

*Designed and delivered by Expressive Arts Therapist, Georgia Fullerton *This is not psychotherapy

Your Artist Instructor

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Georgia Fullerton

Expressive Arts Therapist

Georgia Fullerton is an Expressive Arts Therapist based out of Whitby, Ontario. Georgia works with children and adults using expressive arts which may involve sound, music, drama, or visual arts. As an artist herself, Georgia believes in the power of art as a tool for healing.

 
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