• November 8, 2014
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 11/08/2014 9:00 am 11/08/2014 4:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Creative Work with Earth: Symbol, Story, Art, Dream with Eleanor Ruckman Learn and practice simple, intuitive ways to use breath, imagery, and art to support healing of our individual selves and our collective home. Class will be experiential and interactive, with interventions based on research and clinical experience. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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A day dedicated to healing through creative expression, mindful awareness, and art rituals both indoors and out. Learn and practice simple, intuitive ways to use breath, imagery, and art to support healing of our individual selves and our collective home. Class will be experiential and interactive, with interventions based on research and clinical experience.

We will build a sacred safe space together, draw our breath, and use imagery to connect to a beloved place and the resources it offers. In the afternoon, we'll walk with mindful awareness to a nearby garden, where we will make a healing mandala from found materials to give thanks and set intentions for our next steps. Those with impaired mobility are encouraged to contact the instructor to plan inclusive modifications.

Please bring a water container, lunch, and snacks. Wear walking shoes, comfortable layers, a hat, and any other needed sun protection.

Participants will:
-Practice mindful awareness of nature, inside and outside of our selves.
-Use environmental art and ritual to honor sacred place and wild nature in urban settings.
-Learn how art and mindfulness practices catalyze neurobiological and physiological healing.
-Experience guided imagery and create art to support relaxation, restoration, and resiliency.
-Increase connection to self, environment, and others through movement and being outdoors.

Eleanor Ruckman is a registered art therapist and has been licensed as an MFT since 2004. She is passionate about the power of the creative process to transform and heal, and practical about identifying strategies to help people to feel and function better. Ruckman is dedicated to community, diversity, and connection. Her strength-based and collaborative approach blends visual art experiences, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness practices, communication skills, play, and humor. Ruckman works indoors and outdoors with people of all ages individually, in couples, as families and groups. Her experience includes clinical supervision, program direction, training, and consultation. Ruckman received her BA in fine art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her master's degree in counseling and art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. www.ArtGivesHope.com


WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00AM-4:00PM
CIIS Main Building
$135/$150/$165 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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6 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)


*This workshop is part of the Ecoresilience Leadership Certificate Program

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