SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, LECTURES, EVENTS

International Arts in Health Care Conference: Arts, Creativity and the Global Crisis: Reimagining Identity, Otherness, and the Possible


Sunday October 6

2:45 PM


FINDING THE FACE: THE INNER LIFE OF THE MANDALA

“Although the word mandala is a Sanskrit word used to describe a sacred Tibetan Buddhist art form, the mandala form crosses cultures and belongs to all. Richly illustrated with imagery, this presentation is a contemplation of what makes the mandala form so powerful in the human psyche. There is an archetypal, abstract dimension--but also one much more personal that taps into our neurobiological and attachment systems…the human face.

https://2ndinternationalartsinhealthcare.com

Expressive Therapies Summit NYC November 7-10

http://www.summit.expressivemedia.org/

Psyche's Palette: Understanding the Meaning of Color in Therapeutic Artwork Saturday November 9 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Drawing upon different color systems and traditions from around the world—as well as the presenter's ongoing research on color associations—this 3-hour workshop introduces a system that explains how the psyche communicates affect through color in imagery and art. Participants will be able to apply this approach to understanding the meaning of color in the art work of their clients. We'll begin with an orientation to the tradition of ascribing meaning to colors and interpreting them, and then describe the basics of color use in developmentally-typical art. Participants will create an artwork, followed by an examination of how the psyche communicates through color-tints, shades, hues, and different color palettes. Participant artwork, as well as case material, will be used to illustrate and ground this theory. The workshop will be useful to therapists and counselors, including generalists and specialists, who work with clients of all ages and abilities.