01 Jun

Building Bridges Art Exhibition

Eight mothers participating in our Building Bridges of Hope Art Therapy Group this spring shared their work in a special art exhibition at LSA.

Building Bridges of Hope is a support group with the goal of empowering women, helping them increase self-esteem, build confidence, and find a way out of fear and isolation.  Art activities become the tools to facilitate self-expression, reduce feelings of shame and guilt, and develop coping skills to deal with anxiety and depression.

Below are highlights from the exhibit.

 

Photography: What does it mean to love with your whole heart?

Portraits of strong women

Portraits of Strong Women

Light boxes

Clay: Participants created objects to explore notions of identity within their community.

Portraits of Immigrant Women:  What does it mean to be an immigrant for  you?  “It’s about work and sacrifice.  It’s leaving your family behind to look for a better life.”

 

 

Felting. Participants said: “It was beautiful what came out. The result was surprising.”

Felting

Still Painting: The goal was to develop observation skills, pay attention to details and explore the concept of impermanence.

26 May

Building Bridges – Final Exhibition

An exhibit of works created by mothers in the Building Bridges support group over the course of the Spring session.

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

19 May

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

12 May

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

05 May

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

21 Apr

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

14 Apr

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

April 14 workshop: Saori Zen Weaving.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

07 Apr

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

April 7 workshop: Papier-mâché.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

31 Mar

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.

24 Mar

Building Bridges Support Group

The Building Bridges of Hope Support Group meets every Thursday from 9:30am  – 12:30pm.  The group helps mothers who might otherwise feel isolated create community with each other through activities aimed at helping participants explore their thoughts and emotions.

March 24 workshop: Papier-mâché.

Activities are led by LSA Mental Health Counselor/Art Therapist, Mónica Sánchez.