Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light
and see ourselves whole and complete.
Spending too much time on screens (or concerned others around you might be)?
Finding it hard to unhook from the 24 hour news cycle and social media?
Wondering how to be truly present in your interactions?
Craving breathing room, some time for yourself, a pause?
Mindfulness and expressing yourself creatively are evidence-based approaches to reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Our group, Creating Calm, is a place to pause, breathe, and explore the creative process. Meetings are every other Thursday from 7 pm - 8:30 pm in San Mateo for a total of ten sessions and are open to those who identify as women. You’ll learn practices and develop habits you can apply in your everyday life to get in touch with more inner and outer calm. In between sessions we will email you with optional homework suggestions to spark your creativity and encourage you to build and maintain habits that will become part of your self-care routine. We encourage a resilient spirit in meeting the demands of your life, and support a growth mindset, one that fosters curiosity and a passion for learning through experiences. Both of the skilled facilitators use various forms of creative practice daily, and can give you support, guidance, and while holding you lovingly accountable for your own mental health goals.
Q: What’s the first step?
A: Interviews are starting now and are $175 for a fifty-minute session.
The cost of the interview will be refunded if the group is not the right fit for you.
Q: How do I schedule an interview?
A: Call Ari-Asha at 650.762.8602 or Bridget at 650-539-4325.
Q: What will the group cost?
A: The total group cost is $800 for ten 90-minute sessions ($80 per session),
to be paid in two $400 installments.
From Ari-Asha: I am a trained and Registered Art Therapist with multiple years of post-graduate training in both couple's therapy and Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy, an evidence-based somatic mindfulness approach. I am currently completing a full year training program focused entirely on group therapy and am looking forward to bringing my deepened learning into Creating Calm.
From Bridget: I have a passion for groups. I am in a two-year program working toward a Person-Centered Expressive Arts Certificate. All I can say about expressive art therapy is: "This stuff works!” In our group, we will create safety, never forcing you to share if you don’t want to. I have lived the experience of art bringing me home to myself and I hope I can walk alongside you on your journey.
Note: Our office is up one flight of stairs. If this doesn’t work for you, let us know.