AINC’s longest-running program, Year of Conversations presents topics related to the brain, the mind, and the body along with their application to mental health and well-being. These workshops emphasize experiential, non-verbal ways of knowing and learning. We gather in a spirit of sanctuary, community, and renewal to explore pathways to helping others heal and thrive. Presentations focus on the work of helping professionals but all are welcome.
CEUs are available free of charge for Austin IN Connection members, and $20 for non-Members. A list of our previous speakers can be found here.
Friday, April 12th, 2019
Fostering Shame Resilience Through Art-Based Activities with Vanessa Flores, LCSW-S, CDWF
Art-based therapy activities tap into our earliest way of knowing and reacting to the world. Combined with verbal dialogue, art-based activities engage all our capacities to find a more successful resolution to one’s emotions. In this offering, participants will explore a variety of art-based exercises that can be used in individual and group therapy. Techniques discussed will focus on fostering shame resilience, practicing vulnerability, and ultimately using creativity as a way of healing inside and out. Flores is certified in the curriculum of Dr. Brené Brown and this presentation is based on Brown’s work.
- Participants will gain a deeper understanding of shame and the formula for fostering shame resilience with clients.
- Participants will understand how art-based activities play a role in shame resilience.
- Participants will learn and practice art-based activities to use in session with clients.
Vanessa Flores, LCSW-S, CDWF is a therapist in private practice. She has spent the past 10 years working with teens, survivors of trauma, adults and people of color. Her training in EMDR and the curriculum of Brené Brown has helped transform the way clients heal. Vanessa is the founder of Colors of Austin Counseling, a group practice that offers varied counseling services with two locations in Austin and Cedar Park. Her practice is founded on values of diversity, creativity and courage. Vanessa is passionate about helping other practitioners grow their practice through business consultation and is a board approved Supervisor. www.colorsofaustincounseling.com
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Twin Oaks Library
1800 S. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78704