Therapeutic Collage Group Workshop
“And the image gave voice where words had been silenced....”
THERAPEUTIC COLLAGE OPEN WORKSHOP
Presented By Lani Kent
Therapeutic Arts Facilitator
Lani Kent offers a unique opportunity for those exploring their story, recovery groups, survivors, and those in the helping professions who journey with the tender souls that live in the aftermath of wounding life experiences. Lani considers it a sacred honor to have been invited to share with many recovery/support groups and processing a variety of personal stories (childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, addiction, grief, loss and other life season changes). Lani also shares this process with women's groups and other life sojourner gatherings. This unique event would be meaningful to share with a friend, son or daughter, parent, or kindred spirit who shares a heart for courageous creativity!
Lani’s work, “Healing Expressions”, began as a way to share in the form of art, words and images that which would encourage, heal, and inspire faith, authenticity and transparency in the hearts of wounded souls. She shares from her own personal journey of emotional healing through the powerful medium of “Restorative Creativity”, expressive collage and interactive art journaling. In an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, she invites participants to collect and collage personally meaningful images that encourage self discovery, growth, release and transformation of emotions and healing.
These intuitive and unique collage expressions offer a gentle opportunity to embrace the footprints of the past and discover the hopeful footsteps of tomorrow. They become a window into the soul. These “visual narratives” are created with the childlike simplicity of scissors, glue and images but their meaning is deeply moving and uniquely profound to each participant. As Lani weaves her own story and artwork throughout the process, hearts are softened and opened to the gift of healing.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
US DIGITAL OUTREACH CENTER
1400 NE 136TH AVE
VANCOUVER, WA 98683
Cost: $50.00 (First Time Participants) $40.00 (Returning Participants)
Registration includes folder of materials, all supplies, a healing gift and refreshments!
Register early as space is limited to allow
for social distancing and Covid considerations!
"From the moment you step into the room surrounded by Lani's art, you know you have entered sacred ground. Lani and her artistic expressions lead you to embrace and honor your own heart 's story with courage and care. For my healing group (recovering from sexual abuse), the experience opened our hearts a little wider, to feel more deeply and to see our stories in new form with more kindness and truth. Lani brings as a healing sojourner so much care and deep compassion. The experience is truly an embrace of love on the healing journey!" Susan Brock, Life Coach
"Art can become a vital conduit through which stories flow more easily and completely. Lani Kent knows and understands this truth both personally and professionally. Lani is a gifted artist and communicator whose talents will compliment those seeking to better understand themselves. I encourage you to take the opportunity to learn the advantages that art can offer for self-awareness and understanding under her direction".
Byron Kehler, Trauma Therapist
"Lani Kent has been using her art to encourage and offer healing to others for many years. Her unique ability to work with survivors to understand their stories through the use of art is unparalleled. Lani brings a deep understanding of trauma and its impact on the heart, mind and body, and creates a safe environment for clients to explore these issues. I wholeheartedly recommend Lani and her work within the healing community." Cindy Brosh, LPC
"It is with remarkable gentleness and understanding born out of authentic journey that Lani offers herself to guide others into a creative expression of their souls. Her distinctive use of the therapeutic collage and "Restorative Creativity process is a powerful means of transformation and healing" Brenda Keck, PhD
*Due to the emotionally potent experience of working with images in this workshop, if you are a survivor of trauma under the care of a therapist, please consult with your therapist to determine if the timing is right for you to participate. For trauma survivors, it is advised you are in a safe place with support to further process what this workshop may evoke. Please take good care of yourself!
*For those desiring to arrange a privately scheduled workshop for your counseling agency, recovery group or other gathering, please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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