The Virginia Art Therapy Association Presents
Mindfulness in Art Therapy through Mandala and Labyrinth work
For centuries, cultures throughout the world have found inspiration and guidance from sacred circles, or circular patterns representing ancient archetypes of wholeness. Stonehenge, Native American medicine wheels, and Tibetan Buddhist sand mandalas remain stunning and transformative healing tools. In this workshop participants will create personal mandalas and clay finger labyrinths, learning how to integrate these sacred circles as psychotherapy and meditation tools to heal emotional trauma, manage grief and pain, reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and find inner peace. Focus is on a subliminal, metaphorical, unified process to work with clients in both clinical settings and in self-healing and mindfulness practice.
Presenter: Karen Montgomery, MS, ATR, C-SOTP, received her Masters of Science in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College in 2003, specializing in research on the clinical use of labyrinths and mandalas with mentally challenged populations. She now works in the Henrico County Juvenile Detention system in Richmond, VA, is co-chairman of the Labyrinth Ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Glen Allen, and she recently accepted the position of Vice President of the Virginia Art Therapy Association. Trained and certified in the Life Cycle Mandala Assessment, based on Joan Kellogg’s theory of human development, Karen has led myriad creative arts groups and meditative workshops, at both the national and local level, on the healing powers of mandalas, chakras, and labyrinths, utilizing
primarily painting, clay, & collage.
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
9:30 am- 4:30 pm
Registration from 9:30-10am
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Art Therapy Department
651 Colley Ave. Room 100, Norfolk, VA
Student Non-Members: $60
Student Members: $40
5.5 hours of CEU’s Offered by NBCC
Free to VATA Members
$10 for Non-VATA Members
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Lunch and Refreshments Provided