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 or email
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.