Gioia–Affirmations Wall Last month, Gioia hosted a Health Fair wellness booth at Prince George’s County Community College where she counsels young college students.  Being an art therapist, she wanted to do something interactive with art materials but she knew that most of the people stopping by the booth wouldn’t have a lot of time.  She came up with an idea to do …

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Rebecca and Gioia in Australia Last Years Happy Holidays!  Just a brief note to wish you all the joys of the season and to thank you for contributing so much joy and sense of connection to our loves.  We are so grateful and appreciative. Know that we are sending you virtual hugs this holiday season.  Here’s hoping that you have …

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Rebecca–Rising Sun When we work with people in substance abuse recovery, we focus on identifying positive emotions they’d want to experience if their recovery from addiction goes as well as it possibly could. Using this “fake it ’til you make it” approach allows people the opportunity to imagine, and act “as if”, their ideal life was a reality. In this …

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Gioia–Altoid Shrine Think about three things that have gone well thus far in your day. Find a piece of paper and write them down. If the list gets longer as you’re writing, go ahead and add more When we start our workshops with this simple exercise, what we usually hear are comment such as “I got to work without running …

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Gioia-Gratitude Journal Hello! We are writing you from NYC where we just presented a sold-out workshop on Positive Psychology and the Creative Arts Therapies with psychodramatist Daniel Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP at the Expressive Therapies Summit. We had attendees from as far as Ghana, the Netherlands, and Taiwan.  Closer to home, we had someone from the New Jersey Coast whose apartment had been …

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