Battered Women’s Support Services is offering an Expressive Arts Therapy group for women who have experienced gender violence.  Expressive Arts Therapy uses different modalities such as writing, visual art, movement, and  music to provide a space for women to connect with their inner world and imagination.

Expressive Arts can be such powerful resource for healing and self-expression. This group is facilitated from trauma informed lens and an intersectional understanding to support survivors of gender violence.

What to Expect

In expressive arts therapy, you use multiple senses to explore your inner and outer world through the experience and creation of different art forms. The process of creation is emphasized rather than a final product. The healing comes from the play and immersion into the imagination to create the art.  Since the therapeutic work is based on the creative process, not on the final result, it is not necessary to have a background or training in the arts to benefit from expressive arts therapy. Throughout the process, you learn new and different ways to use the mostly nonverbal language of creativity to communicate inner feelings that were not previously available to you by simply thinking or talking about them.

When: Starting September 10, 2018. Every Monday from 1pm to 3:30 p.m.
Main facilitator Jotika Chaudhary and co-facilitator Rosa Elena Arteaga
To register please call BWSS Intake and Crisis Line 6046871867.
Art material and bus tickets for transportation will be provided.