Holiday Art Activities for Healing Trauma

Holiday Trauma Triggers: Art Activities for Healing By Erica Curtis LMFT, ATR-BC Holiday traditions. Smells and tastes. Sights and sounds. Familiar sensory input paves a superhighway to the past, ushering in a host of memories and associated emotions – whether joyous, taxing, or dreadful. For those who have experienced loss, illness, conflict, abuse, or other . . . Learn More

Austin Green Art (AGA)

"Austin Green Art (AGA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about important environmental issues via hands-on, creative, community-based programming & events."

Art Break Ideas: Make Art with the World

Try one of these ideas on Art Break Day, Sept 1. Or host a free art making event for your community. Art Break Day ( takes place annually on the FIRST FRIDAY in September. Art Sites are set up in cities around the world and everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and . . . Learn More

Free Writing Prompts for Teens

The Pongo Teen Writing Project, in Seattle, Washington, inspires incarcerated youth and offers guidelines on working with them. Founded by Richard Gold, the Project offers support through poetry for youth in detention centers, to help them articulate their emotions and instill hope.  The website offers numerous free writing prompts for teens with some guidelines for . . . Learn More

Creativity & the Arts in Healing

Our inaugural experiential training conference will feature over 100 half-day workshops and day-long master classes demonstrating the use of art, dance, drama, drumming, music, writing, digital media, and play techniques. Taught by distinguished invited faculty from across the country, the program—which can be attended for any one or combination of days—will highlight varied arts-based psychotherapy . . . Learn More

UCLArts and Healing Conference 2011: Intuition Through Imagery, Nancy Weiss, LCSW, BCD

UCLArts and Healing Conference 2011: Intuition Through Imagery, Nancy Weiss, LCSW, BCD Experience a process of working with images that enables connection with intuition and inner wisdom. Bio: Nancy Weiss, LCSW, BCD is a licensed clinical social worker. Her private psychotherapy practice of 30 years blends Jungian depth psychology, dream work and the expressive arts.  . . . Learn More

Healing and Transformation Through Art: Opening Reception

Healing and Transformation Through Art: Opening Reception Opening night of a transformative gallery event with art and music at the Gallery Saint Germain in Beverly Hills, curated in collaboration with UCLArts & Healing, the Salamander Fund, composer Jay Oliver, and artists Elle Nicolaï and Fabien Castanier and Debra Linesch, Chair of Art Therapy/Marital and Family Therapy at Loyola . . . Learn More

Visual Narrative Activity for Traumatized Youth

Leading art therapist researcher Linda Chapman, MA, ATR-BC shares a technique that she finds increasingly valuable in art therapy with children and teens with a history of developmental or complex trauma. It requires very little media, space, and can be worked on at the child’s pace of comfort. Autobiographical Life Narrative Creating an autobiographical life . . . Learn More

View Creativity Conference Videos from Spring 2013

Click on the link below to view footage in 18 labeled segments from our April 7, 2013 conference entitled, “On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity & the Arts”. On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow and Resilience through Creativity and the Arts