Category Archives: Past Workshops

Reducing Stress, Free Workshop, Location and Time Change, Sat, March 14, 2014, 3:30-5 pm, Palisades Public Library, DC

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Please note location and time change

Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Palisades Public Library, 4901 V Street, NW, Washington, DC  20007
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:30-5 PM
Registration: Contact:Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training and consultation on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing. She also provides specialized wellness, mindfulness, and arts-based counseling at Miraval Resorts in Tucson Arizona for 2 weeks out of the month.

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, Feb. 14, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM Palisades Library, Wash, DC

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW, Washington, DC  20007
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM
Registration: Contact:Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training and consultation on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing. She also provides specialized wellness, mindfulness, and arts-based counseling at Miraval Resorts in Tucson Arizona for 2 weeks out of the month.

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, January 10, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM Cleveland Park Library

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, January 10, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM Cleveland Park Library
Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2015! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW  Washington, DC 20008
2nd Floor Meeting Room
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM
Registration: Contact:Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost:
Free and open to the public

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training and consultation on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing.   She also provides specialized wellness, mindfulness, and arts-based counseling at Miraval Resorts in Tucson Arizona for 2 weeks out of the month.

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, December 13, 2015 10:00-11:30 AM Georgetown Palisades

Reducing Stress! Free Workshop, Sat, December 13, 2015 10:00-11:30 AM Georgetown Palisades

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Reduce your stress and feel more peace in 2014! Workshop designed for people experiencing high stress, low energy, and/or burnout. Attendees will walk away with concrete strategies for creating immediate and lasting positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Free and open to the public.

Who: Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT of Creative Wellbeing Workshops
What: Lecture Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being
Where: Georgetown Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW, Washington, DC  20007
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00-11:30 AM
Registration: Contact:Rebecca@CreativeWellbeingWorkshops.com, call 202 352 5225, or just show up!
Cost: Free and open to the public

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT is a Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients in acute distress in psychiatric hospitals and with patients struggling with life-threatening illness. She teaches at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program and is core faculty with the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for people affected by cancer. She is founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops which provides training on preventing burnout and improving personal and professional wellbeing and has a small private practice in upper northwest DC.

Inner Strength Sanctuaries, Creativity Workshops Smith Center, DC, Sat, June 20, 2015, 12:30-5:30 pm

Inner Strength Sanctuaries, Creativity Workshops
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 12:30-5:30 PM
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202 483 8600

Inner Strength Sanctuaries
The word “sanctuary” refers to a place of refuge or safety. In this art-based workshop, we will create small found object sculptures as sanctuaries to protect a quality or virtue that we would like to honor or increase in our lives. These inner strengths–such as gratitude, joy, hope, resilience, or humor—sometimes need a sacred haven. Together we will explore our sense of play, delight our senses, and create a shelter for the strengths we value in our lives.

This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience–you need not consider yourself an artist to attend. Materials will be provided but attendees are also invited to bring any personally meaningful objects that they might want to include in their sanctuaries.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a box lunch. Lunch can also be gotten from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

Objective 1) Attendees will be able to identify and list strengths using Peterson and Seligmans’s Character Strengths and Virtues.
Objectives 1) Attendees will be able to list three ways that focusing on character strengths help us manage and recover from adversity.
Objectives 3) Attendees will be able to list three strategies for using found objects and boxes as tools in art therapy for identifying and meeting therapeutic goals.

Suggested Donation $45
($55 for Continuing Education Credits*) To register or for more information contact Smith Center by calling 202-483-8600 Visit www.smithcenter.org or email heal@smithcenter.org
1632 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Metro accessible, Red & Green Lines

Smith Center programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

For mental health professionals
Creative Wellbeing Workshops is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider )(#6656) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events and programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Beebe Healthcare Cancer Survivorship Conference, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Thurs, Jan 15, 2015

Beebe Healthcare
Ringing the Bell: A Cancer Survivorship Conference
Rehoboth Beach, DE
January 15, 2015
8:30 am-4 pm
The conference focuses on the survivor’s transition from patient to survivor. Attendees will be presented with information on how to identify post-treatment emotional concerns as they integrate mind-body medicine into cancer survivorship care.
Who: Beebe Healthcare Cancer Survivorship Conference Attendees
When: January 15, 2015
To Register: Jo Allegro-Smith at (302) 645-9150, or by emailing her at jallegro@cscde.org.
Workshop Title: Honoring Resilience
In this workshop, we will explore challenges we have encountered in our lives and honor the process that helped us survive and even thrive in the face of such adversities. We aim to increase hopefulness, provide connection and universality, and a sense of empowerment by helping attendees identify existing strengths and resilience that have helped them cope with hardship in their lives.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.

Creative Art Journaling, Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10a-3p, Studio K, Alexandria

Studio K & Creative Wellbeing Workshops
Present
CREATIVE ART JOURNALING:
ART AND WRITING TO INCREASE OUR WELLBEING IN 2015
Sunday January 25, 2015 10AM-3PM
Creative Journaling combines writing with art making to help us relax, refocus and deepen the exploration and insight that can be gained from the journaling process. In this engaging and fun workshop, we will explore how art journaling can be used to reflect on what’s going on in your life and uncover new layers of inspiration for the New Year.

“an art journal is a space for questions that may have no answers, a place for thoughts that may otherwise not have a home, a safe container for emotions so that they do not have to be loose in the world” -Kelley Brown

This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic and writing experience—you need not consider yourself an “artist” or “writer” to attend and benefit. Participants will leave with specific tools for increasing wellbeing in themselves and in their work.

We will have blank journals to purchase and free used books to alter or you can bring your own “journal.” This can be a traditional bound book such as a blank lined journal, a blank drawing book, a handmade book, or non-traditional such as a deck of cards or index cards. All other art materials will be provided.

Heathy snacks will be offered. We will have a short break for lunch—either bring a bag lunch or lunch is also available from reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

Continuing Education Credits Available!
For counselors, art therapists, expressive therapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists who wish to receive 4.5 CECs, the workshop objectives are:

Attendees will be able to list therapeutic benefits of writing and journaling.
Attendees will be able to list 3 strategies for combining journaling and art making techniques to increase wellbeing.

Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC is a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6566) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of those programs.

Presenter Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC is Creative Director for Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC. Gioia is a registered and board certified art therapist and an artist, recently published in Pages: The Creative Guide for Art Journaling and Bookmaking.

Limited Seating! Call (703) 768-0011 to register
$100 (plus $15 for CECs); all art materials included
Studio K is located at 1300 Lafayette Drive, Alexandria, VA,
(Next to the Hollin Hall Shopping Center on Fort Hunt Road, entrance in the back)

Visionary Journals, Smith Center, Sat Feb. 7, 2015, 10a-3p, DC

Visionary Journals
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT & Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM $45
($55 for Continuing Education Credits*)

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202 483 8600

Journaling can be a fulfilling way to reflect on what’s going on in your life and a useful tool for reducing stress. This workshop demonstrates how imagery and writing can become a meaningful part of rejuvenation and healing. We will explore how journaling can be used to uncover new layers of self-discovery and inspiration, within a positive and supportive community.

Be sure to bring a “journal” or altered book to work in. This can be a traditional bound book such as a blank lined journal, a blank drawing book, a hand made book, or an altered book. It can also be non-traditional such as a deck of cards or index cards. We will have free used books to alter or blank journals to purchase. All other materials will be provided.

Snacks will be provided. We will have a short break for lunch—either bring a bag lunch or lunch is also available from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

Objectives 1) Attendees will be able to list therapeutic benefits of writing and journaling.
Objectives 2) Attendees will be able to outline a vision/mission journaling exercise.
Objectives 3) Attendees will be able to list three strategies for combining journaling and artmaking techniques to increase wellbeing.

To register or for more information contact Smith Center by calling 202-483-8600 Visit www.smithcenter.org or email heal@smithcenter.org
1632 U Street NW, Washington DC | 20009
Metro accessible, Red & Green Lines

NBCC Provider #6327
*Smith Center is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider an may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events and programs that meet NBCC requirements. Events and programs for which NBCC approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the Smith Center calendar. Smith Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Positive Ethics, DC Area, Feb 8, 2015 Cancelled

This event has been cancelled, please contact us at 202 352 5225 for dates of the next training

Positive Ethics: A New and Empowering Approach to Ethical Practice
Enjoy a creative, rejuvenating and inspiring day of art, writing, and re-connecting to the passion that brings us to our work!

Ethics trainings are often experienced as boring, full of legal jargon, and overly simplistic in providing guidelines for managing the complexities of real life therapeutic relationships. How can we go beyond meeting minimal standards and move towards the ideals that bring us to the helping professions? Positive Ethics seeks to nurture the positive values that inspire us to fulfill our highest potential as therapists.

DC/MD/VA Location
When: Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Where: Civic Center, 1 Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Who Should Attend: Counselors, social workers, psychologists, substance abuse counselors, art therapists, dance therapists and other expressive therapists, therapists in training, and other mental health professionals interested in exploring ethical practice in health care and service.

Registration through Saturday, January 24, 2015-Sat, Feb 7 2015
Full Seminar (6 CECs) 175.00
Morning Session Only (3 CECs) 95.00

Walk-in Registration
Full Seminar (6 CECs) 190.00
Morning Session Only (3 CECs) 110.00

Bring a Colleague Group Rate for two or more (full day only);
through Sat, January 24, 2015-Sat, Feb. 7, 2014,
Bring a Colleague $155/person ($310 total)
Bring Two Colleagues $150/person ($450 total)
–No group rate is available the day of training.

(Registration is set up through Paypal. If you need to make other payment arrangements, just contact us either by email at Rebecca@creativewellbeingworkshops.comnor by phone at 202 352 5225).

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Morning session will include an overview of philosophical approaches to ethics as well as an introduction to positive ethics. We will engage in experiential activities to identify strengths and values that we bring to our work. In the afternoon section, we will explore the cultural dimensions of ethics and we will create a vision for developing and increasing personal, professional, and global awareness of our ethical values.

Training will take place at the Civic Center in the heart of the downtown Silver Spring. Free parking is available right across the street. Metro Accessible on the Red Line. Snacks will be provided. Lunch is available from a broad range of healthy and affordable local restaurants.
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe 3 philosophical approaches to ethics.
2. Participants will be able to define ‘positive ethics’.
3. Participants will outline the strengths and values they bring to their work.
4. Participants will be able to develop and refine their personal and professional vision/mission for ethical practice.

Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC are Registered and Board Certified Art Therapists with over 20 years of experience each in mental health care, training and education. In addition to their clinical and academic pursuits, they are leaders in advancing and nurturing on-going professional development for clinicians. They spearheaded the American Art Therapy Association’s on-line continuing education program (ICE-AT) and coordinate continuing education for several local mental health organizations. Among the multiple leadership roles they have served in their local and national professional associations, Gioia served as Ethics Chair for the Potomac Art Therapy Association. They are co-authors of Positive Art Therapy: Linking Positive Psychology to Art Therapy Theory, Practice, and Research (2013) and Positive Art Therapy: Envisioning the Intersection of Art Therapy and Positive Psychology (2009). They serve as adjunct faculty at the George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy Program.

Creative Wellbeing Workshops is an approved NBCC provider (#6566). Creative Wellbeing Workshops may award NBCC approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops maintains responsibility for the content of this event.

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Wellbeing Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM, Studio K, Alexandria, VA

Reducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Wellbeing
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM How can we not only manage stress, but also harness it so that we are not just bouncing back from hardship but bouncing forward into feeling energized and invigorated? Learn to “attend to the good” using visual strategies that help identify what is working in our lives and find positive significance in the challenges we face.

Juicy Details:Limited Seating! Call (703) 768-0011 to register. $40 per workshop, all materials included. Studio K is located at 1300 Lafayette Drive, Alexandria, VA, next to the Hollin Hall Shopping Center on Fort Hunt Road, entrance in the back