These pictures are from our recent presentation at Emanuel AME on Thursday, June 23, 2016 as a part of the Calling All Colors program. At the conclusion of the day’s activities, the children participated in a ceremony where they burned papers where they had written those feelings and thoughts that may have been negative or weighing … Continue reading Calling All Colors
Here is a video of our community mandala at the CofC. Thanks for coming out and contributing! ENJOY!!
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At the Charleston County Public Library on Calhoun Street, there’s a little coloring and a whole lot of healing taking place. Three times a week, a group gathers in the story room. There’s not too much conversation taking place. The participants range in age from 4 to 70. Why are they coloring and what possible … Continue reading Art therapy sessions at library center on Emanuel tragedy
Daily stress has a way of multiplying under harsh conditions. And stress was heightened for many of us this summer as Charleston faced the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME church. Lingering feelings of grief, anxiety and dread are never easy to process alone, and painful emotions don’t disappear when the news stops reporting it. It’s … Continue reading Hearts Mend Hearts helps Charleston heal after tragedy
I am excited to tell the public about the Hearts Mend Hearts initiative being held at the Charleston County Library on Calhoun Street. Created by a group of mental health professionals, art therapists and artists, it offers a therapeutic art process in an intimate setting as a way for the public to come to terms … Continue reading Letter: Art therapy offers healing after tragedy
Fixing What’s Broken By Connelly Hardaway Each week, locals dealing with tragedy or grief can visit the library for a free art therapy session Download PDF here. After 26 people, including 20 children, were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, many mourners turned to art therapy as a means of healing. The … Continue reading Hearts Mend Hearts offers healing through expression
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VIDEO: Hearts Mend Hearts group helps community heal from church shooting with free art classes CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A local organization has a mission to use art to help people heal after the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting. Hearts Mend Hearts is offering free classes to people of all ages at the Charleston County … Continue reading Hearts Mend Hearts group helps community heal from church shooting with free art classes