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Creativity and Healing
Cree Noble

Valuing the Vision Board

Imagine a canvas of possibilities, where every cut-out image and word pastes a part of your aspirations and dreams. That’s the essence of a vision board, a powerful tool for personal development, relaxation, and empowerment. Cree Noble shares the transformative journey of vision board creation, from festive New Year gatherings to its profound impact in therapy and self-growth. Learn how this artistic practice aids in visualizing goals, enhancing self-awareness, and managing mental health.

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Embracing Change
Sara Heidbreder, LCPC, BC-DMT, GLCMA

Accepting our emotions

When you think about depression or anxiety, what kind of image do you have about them? You may think that they are problematic or bad emotions that you would like to get rid of.

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to challenge that idea! I believe feelings of sadness, worries, and anger are all normal human emotions. What we may want to try is accepting them to manage them, rather than rejecting them.

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Creativity and Healing
Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT

Taking Risks: Imagine the Possibilities

As a Creative Arts Therapist, entrepreneur, and general lover of the creative process, I find that I am most myself when I am exploring my curiosity and dreaming about what could be.

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Embracing Change
Lisa-Stephanie Valme, MS, MA Counseling & Art Therapy Intern

Embracing Change with Work

In this present day, we often find ourselves attaching our worth as individuals to our work and careers. Though these are difficult perspectives to unlearn, it is important for us to be reminded that our professional accomplishments are not always directly correlated with our authentic and fulfilled selves. If you find yourself contemplating a change but are fearful of going through with it; remember that though leaving is stressful, staying can sometimes bring more distress.

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Embracing Change
InTouch & Motion

Career Changes in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways. Performing artists have been especially impacted by the economic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic. Young artists who were just beginning their careers were halted in their tracks and progress toward their dreams postponed. Established artists who had come to rely on the security and consistency of regular work found themselves unemployed with uncertain prospects for the future.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Demystifying the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is about curiosity and paying attention. Really, that’s it. Of course, there are endless ways in which these core concepts are expressed or complicated

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