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Contemplative Photography as Self-Care

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Are you a BIPOC woman seeking a new self-care practice that feels natural, even effortless? Want to use an art form as a means of reflecting on your own inner thoughts and deepest emotions? Please join us for a moment of pause and creativity. Join us for “Contemplative Photography as Self-Care”, a 90-minute art therapy workshop.

This workshop will provide a brief overview of contemplative photography and how it can be utilized as self-care. Contemplative photography invites you to slow down and engage with the world, providing you with a new lens which can offer a creative means of caring for oneself. This workshop will offer you the opportunity to learn about and practice contemplative photography as self-care.

Please make sure your smart phones are equipped with working cameras so you can take your own pictures. If you don’t have a working camera function on your phone, then we’ll have a limited supply for the workshop at no extra charge. Financial assistance available. Please email before reserving a spot.

About your presenter
Dr. Awa Jangha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC). Through her private practice, Art and Spirit Counseling, she provides mental health counseling and supervision. Awa works at Seminary of the Southwest as the Loise Henderson Wessendorff Associate Professor of Spiritual Integration in Counseling, training students who want to become clinical mental health counselors. She earned a PhD from Loyola University Maryland in Pastoral Counseling (a Counselor Education and Supervision Program). She infuses creativity into her teaching, presenting, and counseling practices and is passionate about the advocacy and promotion of social justice.

About your Co-Presenter
Edith Juanah is a provisional art therapist currently under supervision from Awa Jangha, PhD, LPC-S, ATR-BC. Edith is passionate about helping people explore their human experiences, personal and community narratives , and the safe explorations of emotions through the art making process. She enjoys being able to facilitate the use various art mediums as a vehicle for expressing thoughts, emotions, and words, that may otherwise be difficult to access. Edith is driven by her passion for community engagement and her previous experience working within marginalized communities and non-profit sectors. Edith has a deep belief in the inherent healing and transformative capacity of art and the importance of honoring each individual’s unique narrative and experience, across their various intersections

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This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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March 23
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Cherrywood Center
1605 E. 38th St
Austin, TX 787226 United States
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Performance Type
Class or Workshop