to Aug 15

Creating Calm a Thursday night group

These new dates are tentative. The content is the same and ever evolving! 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.

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to Jul 19

ExArt Explorations

June 14 , June 21, July 12, July 19, 9:30am-11:30am

Expressive Arts Group -ExArt Explorations

Come to this fun-filled expressive arts group. You will learn to let go and dive deep within yourself at the same time. Call today and make a phone interview soon.

This is a four-class workshop series.

“It is difficult to convey in words the depth and power of the expressive arts process. Really, you must taste it to understand it.”

Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT

Person-Centered Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts uses movement, sound, visual arts, creative writing and drama to foster self-expression, insight, creativity, and higher states of consciousness.

The Creative Connection® process, as developed by Natalie Rogers, interweaves the various expressive arts to tap into the deep wellspring of creativity that is within each one of us. No artistic talent is required.

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