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Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Welcome to Draw It Out Training

August 26th, 2016.

Let me set the scene for you: On September 15th, at 8:30 in the morning, in an otherwise clinical room, you see a translucent green bowl filled with markers, glue, glitter pens, and Post-it flags. At each chair is a beautiful copy of Draw It Out, a workbook for kids you’ve heard about from a[…read more…]

Overview Hosted by the National Association for Grieving Children, this webinar features Art with Heart trainer Annie McCall, MA, LMHC, and former Art with Heart board president, art therapist Helena Hillinga Haas, ATR, LMHC. The webinar will take place on July 26th at 2pm EST, 11AM PST. Together, they will help participants understand the principles of creative expression[…read more…]

“We were doing the numbers, and I think we came up with 63,000. 63,000 kids in King county alone who could benefit from grief services and aren’t receiving them.” Many people would hear a number like that and feel defeated, but not Marci. Instead, she sees a need and works to find a way to[…read more…]

“Five minutes left,” Annie called out, and everyone worked a little more frenetically, pasting and cutting and adding or moving parts. At our two-day intensive Chill & Spill training, creative expression activities take up a good portion of each day, and participants become deeply invested, myself included. “Noooooo,” I whined, surprised by how much I[…read more…]

“I looked at all the gorgeous creations people around me had made, and I was so embarrassed. I hid everything I’d made once I got home.” Jill Meyers’s honesty is moving, and I’m sure she wasn’t the only person who felt that way during the creative expression activities at our recent Draw It Out training.[…read more…]

Join us for a two-day intensive training which provides a road map for using Chill & Spill, a therapeutic tool for teens coping with trauma. This course prepares participants to help teens facing the pain of trauma using Chill & Spill as their guide. At the end of the training, participants will:  – Understand best practices for utilizing[…read more…]

The artist Paul Klee once said, “Drawing is taking a line for a walk,” and if that’s so, then I’d like to think that our trainings work in a similar way: playful and honest without compromising the integrity of what we want participants to walk away with. Draw It Out is our therapeutic activity book[…read more…]

Draw it Out Training

April 29th, 2016.

Join us for a one-day training which provides a road map for using Draw it Out, a therapeutic tool for children coping with grief and loss.   This course prepares participants to help grieving children using the Draw it Out therapeutic workbook as their guide. At the end of the training, participants will: – Understand best[…read more…]

Chill & Spill Intensive Training

November 9th, 2015.

Monday, November 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.REGISTER TODAY! Art with Heart’s CHILL & SPILL INTENSIVE TRAINING provides a roadmap for using Chill & Spill to effectively reach high-risk youth. Chill & Spill is a promising prevention and intervention tool that fosters social and emotional learning in a variety[…read more…]

Draw it Out Training

May 15th, 2015.

May 15th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Register Today! This INTENSIVE TRAINING provides a road-map for using Draw it Out, Art with Heart’s newest therapeutic tool   This intensive one-day course prepares participants to help grieving children through creative expression, using Draw It Out as their guide. Participants will receive: An understanding of best[…read more…]