Artwork by Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT
Art Therapy /Counseling Program Chair at SWC
The 37th Annual Transformation and Healing Conference August 22-26, 2018 is entitled “Creativity, Consciousness and Connection in Challenging Times.”
Keynote Presenter on Saturday, Aug. 25 will be renowned art therapist Shaun McNiff, Ph.D.
Keynote presentation on Sunday, Aug. 26 will be Lee Cartwright, M.A.
Despite the internet’s promise of unprecedented connectedness and the potential for unification of consciousness, many people feel disconnected, disenfranchised, unseen and unheard. And although we are encouraged to celebrate diversity and innovation, in many therapeutic practices we often feel restricted by the mandates of western and mainstream “linear rational thought practices”.
These are the “challenging times” we seek to address in this year’s conference. Many of the offerings run counter to mainstream healing practices. Creativity, unbridled artistic expression, ceremony and opportunities to connect with self, others and the healing medicine that the force of nature provides will be the focus.
We invite you to a series of innovative opportunities for experiencing a sense of well-being, expanding personal space and moving beyond the limits of outdated paradigms.