Gallery Talk: The Healing Power of Art | March 23
Art is a whole-being experience and all beings are innately creative. One can see this demonstrated across cultures and throughout time. There are tremendous benefits to allowing ourselves to experience art; whether as a witness to or maker of. It is the arts that allow us to explore, express, release and connect in healthy ways.
In this talk, we will explore the use of intention in creating healing art and the specific role images play in healing the mind-body. We will further discuss the layers of the brain and how art can uniquely tap into each of these layers, guiding us to move towards wholeness and coherence.
Meet the artist:
Emily Natale (she/her), is a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over a decade, she has worked with culturally and diagnostically diverse youth and adults, many of whom have struggled with the impacts of trauma, depression and anxiety. She offers unconventional methods of psychotherapy which may include; art, movement, mindfulness and visualization meditations.
Emily is a graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge, MA obtaining both her bachelors of science (2007) and masters of arts in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Art Therapies (2011). Her continued education involves embodied practices, the neuroscience of art, meditation and visualization for peak performance and everyday living. She is an art enthusiast who enjoys learning new artistic mediums which allows her to deepen her own creative healing practice.
Thursday, March 23
6 - 7pm
Entry is free or a $10 suggested donation. Please RSVP.