Art Therapy Program for Adults living with Epilepsy


Date/Time
April 04, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California Office
1736 Franklin St. Suite 450
Oakland CA


4 Day Program: Saturdays, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 10 am -1 pm

Place: EFNC Offices – 1736 Franklin Street, Suite 450 Oakland, CA 94612

Age: Participants must be 18 or older

Admission: free, limited amount of space available

This program will be led by expressive arts counselor and associate therapist Alexandra “Xan” Morris.

 This art therapy program is for adults living with epilepsy. This strength’s based program provides an opportunity for participants to explore their creativity, learn new coping skills and build community in an open, accepting and safe group setting.

  No art experience is necessary. This expressive arts program will include a variety of art materials and modalities, including but not limited to: watercolor paint, acrylic paint, water-soluble oil pastels, collage, decoupage, and mosaic.

 Please join us for this amazing mind and heart expanding opportunity! This program is not about creating “good” art. It’s about learning new skills, expressing ourselves in non-verbal ways, accessing deeper emotions, alleviating stress and anxiety and building new, meaningful relationships. “Good Art” is just a byproduct of having a good time!

Please email art@epilepsynorcal.org for any questions

Days Agenda:

10-10:20/10:30 am – Morning circle,  discussion, brief movement or music activity.

5-10 minute break – snack, stretching, bathroom.

10:30/10:40 Begin expressive arts activity #1.

11:20/11:30 am. Debrief on project and transition to lunch.

11:30-12 pm Group lunch.

12-1 pm Second expressive arts activity (Mid-activity break if needed- stretch, walk outside together, etc)

Debrief.

Prepare to leave.

 

Alexandra Morris is a counselor, expressive arts therapist, life coach, clinical hypnotherapist and artist. Alexandra received her B.A. at UCLA, and her M.A. at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. Alexandra facilitates 1:1 sessions, workshops, and support groups focused on the therapeutic, healing use of the arts. Over the past 18 months, Alexandra has created and launched several arts- based support groups and workshops as a grief counselor, including “Soul Collage and Grief”, “Exploring Grief through Sand Tray”, “Creating a Sacred Altar Space for your Deceased Loved One” and an 8-week “Art and Grief” support groupAlexandra also developed a 4-week expressive arts therapy summer program for adolescents/teens living with Epilepsy through the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation in 2019. Alexandra utilizes many expressive art mediums/modalities, including visual arts, movement, music, drama and writing. Alexandra has worked with several populations, including individuals in addiction recovery, traumatic brain injury survivors, inmates, grieving adults and children, adults and children living with Epilepsy and families in Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Alameda counties.

 

Alexandra believes in the power of the arts as a catalyst for healing the mind, body and soul.