Writing and Drawing from the Darkness to the Light: A Creative Expression Workshop to Foster Fortitude in this New Era

August 8, 2020 @ 11:00AM — 1:00PM

This creative writing and art expression workshop is designed to help you discover new tools to flourish in this troubling time and new era of our evolution.

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Saturday August 8, 2020 11am-1pm

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Writing and Drawing from the Darkness to the Light: A Creative Expression Workshop to Foster Fortitude in this New Era
This creative writing and art expression workshop is designed to help you discover new tools to flourish in this troubling time and new era of our evolution. We will draw what we feel and allow ourselves to access and write what we see in the light and dark spaces of the drawing.
What might your drawing want you to know?
We will let go of what was and embrace what will be, listen to our innate knowing and take up new practices for self-definition and self-direction.


Objectives :


• Participants will use creative writing and free-hand drawing to name and claim their emotions and physical sensations

• Participants will develop skills to increase awareness and clarity of their experiences

• Participants will gain tools for noticing what their writings and drawings reveal about new directions for their future

• Participants will walk away with a personal action plan for thriving in this new era

Equipment Needed:

• Pencils, Pens or Markers, and Paper

*Please note that NBCC credit is not available for this workshop and registration is limited to 25 participants.

Facilitators’ Bios:

Zelda Lockhart holds a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapies, an MA in Literature and a certificate in writing, directing and editing from the New York Film Academy. She is passionate about helping people bring forth their untold experiences for the sake of self-definition, healing, and self-liberation. Her latest books include Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief by Doris Payne with Zelda Lockhart, and The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript: Turning Life’s Wounds into the Gift of Literary Fiction, Memoir, or Poetry. Lockhart is author of novels Fifth Born, a Barnes & Noble Discovery selection and a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award finalist, Cold Running Creek a Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Fiction Awardee, and Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle, 2011 Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is Director at Her Story Garden Studios: Inspiring Black Women to Self-Define, Heal and Liberate Through the Literary Arts, and Publisher at LaVenson Press: Publishing for Women & Girls of Color. Organizations across the US have recognized Dr. Lockhart’s talent as an inspiring teacher, facilitator and public speaker.

Robin D. Stone, LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice at Positive Psychology Associates in midtown Manhattan. She holds an MA in Applied Psychology from New York University, and an MA in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College in Vermont. She is trained in trauma-informed creative arts therapy techniques and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, as well as couples therapeutic frameworks and holistic health coaching. Stone is author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse, lead writer of the Essence book, The Black Women’s Guide to Healthy Living, and creator of THICK, a minidocumentary about Black women, body awareness, stress and self-care. Stone, a journalist for many years, edited and wrote about wellness, nutrition and lifestyle for several publications. She received her BA in Journalism from Michigan State University. Stone facilitates workshops centered on transformative language arts, and has presented on numerous topics including using the power of storytelling to help others find their voices. She is developing an expressive arts wellness center in Harlem.