Sylvia Hartowicz, PhDc, ATR-BC
Using Art-Making & Guided Meditation to Cultivate Awareness of Ancestral Story and a Connection to the Ancestors
Registration opens at 12:30pm.
Program begins promptly at 1:00pm.
Limit 40 seats.
$25 for members
$50 for non-members
$10 for 3 CEUs
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. -Thich Nhat Hanh
Research shows that the trauma and resiliencies of our ancestors gets transmitted from generation to generation. We are connected to those that came before us and carry their memories in our physical being. Without having an awareness of our ancestral stories, we unconsciously repeat patterns that may not serve us. In bringing these stories to consciousness, we can live life more authentically and with freedom, feeling the support of our ancestors at our back. This workshop will include a short lecture on intergenerational trauma and ancestral healing. This will be followed by a guided meditation and an art experiential that brings awareness to an ancestral story and cultivates a connection to an ancestor. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a photocopied image of an ancestor that they want to honor and connect with. All other materials will be provided.
The goal of the workshop is to bring awareness to the importance of bringing ancestral story to consciousness and to allow for an art experiential that is both personally healing and inspiring for work with others:
Sylvia Hartowicz, PhDc, ATR-BC, is committed to bringing empowering and enlivening therapeutic art activities to individuals, families, and groups. She completed her MA in Art Therapy in 2002 and has since worked with diverse communities in Chicago, New York, Portland, and the Bay Area. She helped create Portland’s Creative Arts Therapy Association as well as the non-profit Free Arts NW, which provides art activities to children and youth from underserved communities.
Sylvia’s interest in the spiritual dimension of healing within the creative arts therapies led her to pursue a PhD in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her dissertation is focused on researching intergenerational trauma and the importance of ancestral consciousness for the "wounded healer.” Her inquiry has included understanding indigenous ways of knowing and Earth-based practices for connecting with ancestors and with nature. She continues to incorporate Art Therapy every step of the way in her research, her process as a PhD student, and in working with others. She has a private practice based out of Alameda, CA where she offers services including: art therapy, creative visioning, transformational coaching, and ancestral healing.
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