Caring for Self
A Self-Care Workshop for Therapists & Those in Helping Professions
Friday June 2nd, 2017 9am-3pm Toronto
Located Near Donlands and Danforth
In the helping profession it is easy to get lost in the flow of helping others at the risk of overlooking or putting our own feelings on the back burner.
We may feel such a strong need to guide and sometimes rescue our clients and patients that we overlook the toll it takes on our own mental health. In this workshop we will explore the many ways that art can help us stay centered, maintain healthy boundaries, and prevent compassion fatigue.
An important part of caring for others is making sure we care for ourselves otherwise we will not have the energy and compassion to serve others. Self-care can be so under valued: when we say we are taking time for ourselves, whether taking time off or giving ourselves a special retreat, often it falls short of the amount of self-care that we actually need to be investing in Self.
In order to help others we need to help ourselves first. Self-care needs to be a regular practice rather than an after thought that happens when we are already burnt out. Regular doses of Caring for Self is essential to maintaining mental health and stability.
Come learn creative ways to implement a regular self-care practice!
Participants will utilize mindfulness based practices and positive psychology via art making to establish a sustainable self-care practice. This is an experiential based workshop with different opportunities to make several 3-D art projects for your self-care toolkit. No art experience needed. All materials provided. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Discover ways to honour your self and refuel.
Key Learning points/Learning objectives:
- Understand the impact of client’s narratives on the helper;
- Learn ways to debrief using art after difficult sessions/appointments/day;
- Experience self care through art making and engagement;
- Develop a sustainable creative self-care practice.
Petrea Hansen-Adamidis DTATI, RCAT, RP is a Registered Art Psychotherapist, who has worked in the field of art therapy for over 20 years. For the past 14 years she has worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, a children’s mental health, treatment, teaching and research centre. Petrea serves individual and parent child dyads, specializing in trauma assessments and treatment. Petrea is also an art therapy supervisor and is on faculty at The Toronto Art Therapy Institute.
When: Friday June 2nd, 2017 9am-3pm Toronto
Location: Near Donlands and Danforth, Art Therapist.ca Home Studio. Toronto,
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Early Bird rate before May 5th/17 $125
After May 5th, Regular: $135
Full-Time Student (with ID) Early Bird rate before May 5th/17 $75 Limited spots available, 5 spots left!
After May 5th, Full-Time Student (with ID): $85
Limited spots available.