A free workshop, “Chill & Spill: Powerful/Powerless,” will be offered on Sunday, October 6, from 2 to 4 pm, at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
Presented by Art with Heart and geared for tweens and teens, participants will be encouraged to express what is in their heart through collage art. Pizza will be served. The first 50 young adults who register will also be given a Chill & Spill journal to take home.
Chill & Spill is a therapeutic guided journal designed to help youth ages 10 and up articulate and transform difficult issues with which they are dealing. It offers a combination of 20 creative writing and artistic expression activities with enough blank pages to explore both head and heart and to talk, yell, cry, boast, dream, and evolve.
Published by Seattle-based Art with Heart and co-written by Oodles of Doodles author Steffanie Lorig and art therapist Jeanean Jacobs, MA, ATR-BC, CPAT, CPC, the book helps those who are in need of additional emotional support because of anxiety or depression, grief and loss, illness, self-esteem or social development issues, a school crisis, self-harm or eating disorders, family difficulties, and suicidal tendencies or anger management, etc.
The October 6 program will focus on the “Powerful/Powerless” pages. This program is being co-hosted by HealingNewtown, Newtown Congregational Church, Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, and The Taunton Press.