Rachel Elizabeth Szewczuk
1400B for a 40 minute session.
Available: Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm
I will be sharing the backbone of "art as therapy" and how this can be used as a constant self care practice. Participants will learn about the basics of mindfulness meditation, body scanning and grounding practice; as well as how this can be used to dig deep into their inner body and spiritual self. Through this exploration and introspective look we will come out and use various materials; creating a shrine that represents us and our spiritual awakening and connection to self and the importance of self love and acceptance. Participants will be able to take this away and continue this practice adding additional pieces each week as a form of self care. Bio: Rachel obtained her Master's degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and has 4 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in this capacity. She has worked alongside various populations of individuals with varying diagnosis; these include: anxiety and depressive disorders, mood and personality disorders, schizophrenia spectrum, autism spectrum,cognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment disorders, grief and bereavement, PTSD and stress disorders, eating disorders, and acute and chronic trauma. She has worked in various settings including educational, psychiatric hospitals, in home, NGO's, halfway houses, prisons and shelters. Rachel has a license to practice both art therapy and mental health counseling as well as GMI Music Imagery Certification. Rachel was previously a Visual Arts Teacher and Community Muralist working with the above populations for over 14 years.