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HPG: Bringing Art Into Healing

March 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In our healing work, we often venture into spaces and places where words alone are not enough. Art-making can offer our clients and ourselves another modality to help be with, and work through, experiences.

Join us as we explore several practical art-making approaches that can be used in our work as healers.

In this experiential workshop, we will use prompts that help deepen awareness of sensations, breath, and emotions. We will consider our clients’ and our own varying delight or blocks in approaching art-making. We will also touch on ethical considerations when integrating art into our practice without formal training in art therapy.

Presenter: Anne K. Eckman, PhD, LICSW

Anne K. Eckman works as a trauma therapist at HopeWorks, a community-based organization in Maryland that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She also serves as a pro-bono therapist with the InterCultural Counseling Connection for asylum seekers. She previously practiced at the Viva Center and the Wendt Center.

Anne holds a Master’s in social work from The University of Chicago. She draws upon post-graduate training from the Kint Institute for Arts and Trauma Treatment, Expressive Trauma Integration, and other inspired expressive arts practitioners to integrate art-making in her work, and to share these practices with others. Anne is also a practitioner-in-training in Somatic Experiencing.


March 20, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Viva Center
1731 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 400
Washington DC, 20009 United States
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