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Balancing Trauma: Building a Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (GO 2016)

August 5, 2016 @ 1:20 pm - 2:50 pm


Workshop at Gender Odyssey Conference

Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, sexual violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives.  We build coping techniques that we may or may not be helpful and we do so in order to protect ourselves from future and/or past traumatic experiences.  Trauma-informed art practices can provide new coping techniques that may help reduce the effects of trauma.  In this art-therapy-style workshop, we will discuss the many ways you can reduce trauma by building a life of art and mindful practices. We will include some of FORGE’s most recent self-help and therapy publications as well as other resources and guides.  Participants will leave with a plan of action that will get them started on their journey as well as a few art goodies to keep them inspired!  Both survivors and non-survivors are welcome to attend.

Presenter: Katie Taylor

Exact date and time TBD


August 5, 2016
1:20 pm - 2:50 pm
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