Connecting to Yourself and the Present Moment Through Art
Therapeutic Art-Making: Connecting to Yourself and the Present Moment Through Art
PRESENTED BY: Sarah Anacleto, CLAT, LPC, ATR-BC Therapeutic Art-Making: Connecting to Yourself and the Present Moment Through Art
This experiential session will offer an opportunity to engage in art-making for the purpose of self-expression, relaxation, and mood improvement. Participants will be invited to use art materials mindfully and playfully, with the intention and focus on the process.
Sarah Anacleto is a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Working in the field for over 10 years, she has had the pleasure of engaging with clients throughout the United States and internationally in community, medical, school, and private practice settings. Her work centers on supporting people in accessing creativity, self-compassion, mindfulness, and empathy. She has been honored to work with diverse clients ranging from 5 to 92 years of age and believes firmly in the power of art-making as a force for individual and collective well-being. During her years as a professor, she taught aspiring art therapists in the complex realm of ethics. Her article, “Aspirational Ethics: Considerations for Art Therapy Practice in a Health-Care Setting for Adults with Dementia” was published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Sarah currently works at Small Victories Wellness Services, a practice in central Connecticut committed to socially just, inclusive, compassionate care.