Living with anxiety can be a daily struggle to keep your mind at ease, calm your body, and rest your soul. If anxiety is a part of your life, meet with others in a supportive, warm environment on Thursday evenings for anxiety reduction and stress relief through artistic exploration, creative expression, and fun with Summer Myers, Clinical Art Therapist and Registered MFT Intern. Use art materials and image-making as a way to combat anxiety and stress. Materials will vary from week to week. No previous art experience is required.
Art therapy is far more than adult coloring books. This unique form of therapy combines traditional talk psychotherapy with artmaking to soothe, communicate, heal, and stimulate personal insights on both a verbal and a nonverbal level. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has a review of past studies on art therapy’s power to reduce tension and anxiety as well as produce other positive results. Click here to see the article.
Artmaking can put us in a meditative state through visual cues, the kinesthetic motions of drawing and sculpting, and the tactile qualities of the art materials themselves according to Kapitan, 2012. Art therapy requires a therapeutic relationship, both with the therapist and with the art itself. According to the NCBI study, art therapy works to reduce anxiety in three ways: first, the creative process in general is relaxing and stimulating; second, communicating verbally and visually within the therapeutic relationship allows one to feel understood and listened to; and third, one forms a relationship to their own art that allows meaningful, symbolic expression and reflection. Come join us to try it out for yourself!
Meetings start Thursday, October 5th, so sign up now!
Space is limited!
Weekly sessions meet Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
$40/session with a $10 materials fee
Santa Monica Office
2716 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 3075, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Contact Summer for more information or to register for the group at 424-254-9188 or email@example.com
More about Summer:
I enjoy helping those with depression, anxiety, faith crisis, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, and parenting & maternity issues. I believe in developing the strengths natural to each individual, tackling life problems from multiple angles, and using creativity for healing. Clients find me to be warm, genuine, and easy-going. I am under the supervision of Tracy Bevington, LMFT #53455.
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To find out more about Summer and the services we offer at Pacific MFT Network, please visit our website, www.pacificmft.com.
Pacific Marriage and Family Therapy Network provides children, teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families with quality psychotherapy that gets results. We have several therapists on staff that have several different modalities of work, specializations and expertise. We can help clients experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, troubled relationships, addiction, eating disorders, stress, anger management, prenatal bonding, trauma, domestic violence, performance, whole life fitness, ADD/ADHD, autism, learning differences, religious crisis/struggles, LGBTQ issues, social skills, couples/marital, pre-marital, dating, break up recovery, parenting children, parenting teens, social anxiety, self esteem, substance use, panic, stress relief, cancer recovery, pre-surgical wellness, post-surgical wellness, disordered eating, postpartum depression, careers, grief & loss, divorce, co-parenting, childhood trauma, childhood behavior management, work & life balance, fatherhood, codependancy, or any other mental health issue. Pacific MFT Network is a professional network of highly skilled licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Interns that are committed to empowering a sense of self in our clients and helping them live the life they want. We do so by creating a relationship that is based on genuine care and concern, non-judgment, and support. Our mission is to help you help yourself live a happier and more satisfying life.
Main Office 310-612-2998
1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 300 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
2716 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 3075 Santa Monica, CA 90405