WORKSHOP: YOUR VISION for 2018 through creative process

WORKSHOP: YOUR VISION for 2018 through creative process

 

 

LOCATION: West End Vancouver BC

FACILITATOR: KATARINA THORSEN katthorsen.com

SPECIAL LOW PRICE TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR!

ONLY $40 per person until January 31, 2018! 

Contact me at britakatarina@gmail.com for CUSTOMIZED CLASSES 

Start this new year on a creative note by creating your own evolving vision for 2018 using creativity.

In an intimate setting in my art studio, I will guide you through multiple exercises to enable you to focus on YOUR SELF– and to come away with a unique very personal vision board. This vision board will be YOUR SAFE PLACE.

We will use processes such as:

• Journaling

• Drawing

• Collaging

• Mindmapping and Action Planning

• Big Vision Visualization

• Right Brain Tools

• Whole Brain Engagement

In order to bring my creative adventure to fruition, I will visit this fortress, this safe house, many, many times. Gradually I will assemble the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle I have stored here. Finished, it will provide the ideas, moods, and ingredients that will feed my dream.

– Phillipe Petit

LENGTH OF WORKSHOP: TWO HOURS

NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

Some pre-work will be encouraged.

Love, Katarina

Contact me at britakatarina@gmail.com for CUSTOMIZED CLASSES 

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Mind maps integrate both right-brain and left-brain thinking by capturing your stream of consciousness in a structured way.

– Jennifer Lee

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Joyful Living: Relaxation and Creativity with Michele Lilyanna

UPDATE AUGUST 7, 2017

Unfortunately due to personal issues, I am unable to facilitate at the Aug 22/23 workshops.  Sincerest apologies.  But I am happy to write that Michele will be facilitating! 

Love, Kat

JOYFUL LIVING THROUGH RELAXATION PRACTICES AND ARTISTIC CREATIVITY

SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!

with Michele Lilyanna

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NOURISHING SUMMER WORKSHOPS BY THE OCEAN AT CHASTER HOUSE IN BONNIE BROOK

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1549 Ocean Beach Esplanade, GIBSONS

ADULTS*: AUGUST 22, 2017 7:30-9:30 PM $60.00/participant

TWEENS: AUGUST 23, 2017 1:00-3:30 PM $50.00/participant

CHILDREN: AUGUST 23, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM $40.00/participant

Each session begins with a guided meditation. We then move on to joyful creativity and round out the session with a healing practice. Nourishment and fun at its finest!

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

* Teachers may use this class for Professional development. Check with your district as it will give you practices to share in your classrooms as well as provide you with ideas for wellbeing.

 Class size limited so please sign up early!

To register and pay course fee contact Michele at: Email

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS AND THE FACILITATOR!

About the Workshops:

ADULTS: AUGUST 22, 2017 7:30-9:30 PM 

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TWEENS: AUGUST 23, 2017 1:00-3:30 PM

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CHILDREN: AUGUST 23, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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About the Facilitator:

Michele Lilyanna:

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Michele Lilyanna taught in the Canadian public education system for over thirty years. Her teaching focused on social and emotional learning and artistic expression.   She is the co-author, with James Baraz of Awakening Joy For Kids, awarded the 2016 Nautilus Gold medal. She is a featured parenting writer for Dr. Rick Hanson on both his website and in his Ten Pillars of Happiness course. When Michele is not teaching parents, educators, or children, she is awakening joy on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia with her partner, Peter, and her two sons.

Michele’s Website: awakeningjoyforkids.com

 

 

#SKiP 2017 was amazing!

Recall:

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I had the pleasure of presenting and facilitating at the SKETCHING IN PRACTICE 2017 SYMPOSIUM on June 23 and 24!

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It felt so great to be around such like-minded, like-spirited, enthusiastic, inquisitive, creative people!  I was invigorated!

And being able to participate in three fabulous workshops as well was such a treat!

June 23:

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It felt great to speak about Molly!

Check out: AMY BURVALL

June 24:

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Check out: GRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTIVE

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Check out: LORRAINE WHITE-WILKINSON

I have so much I could write about the two days.  But for now I will list just a sample of words I scratched furiously into my SKiP sketchbook…

Radical imaginations, weaving process, verbal to visual, resist, politics of care, intersectional framework, history can be a weapon/tool, mutate change, visible thinking, metaphorical typography, critical creativity, Gutenberg Parenthesis, porous pedestrian, kennings, serendipidoodle, fringed oddity, spurned desire, Sanburgian synthesis, scheduled creativity, the way out of the box is the shackles, pareidolia, storytelling ethics, mark making

I am so excited to build on the connections made at the symposium.

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Some photo highlights from my two days:

 

A huge thank you to Jason Toal and the entire team for including me!

 

 

Recalling a declaration from “my future self” on July 25, 2015

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Working on my graphic novel, I pull out research and reference materials from my files and come across a journal entry from July 25, 2015 created during Peter Breeze’s Be a Star workshop.  This is truly why I keep everything for what an incredible reminder to myself that I am fulfilling my dream by whatever means necessary.

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Dear me,

You now stand fully naked, fully present, fully you.  Gone are the shackles that pulled you downwards into self-doubting, crippling anxiety.  No longer do you hesitate before expressing.  But most importantly, no longer do you collapse in shame and doubt after you expressed yourself.  

Speaking your truth used to cause you to feel like you were choking on amniotic fluid.  Felt like it came at a price.  

Now you can breathe in and breathe out with open mouth, open nostrils, open sinuses, open throat, open heart, open eyes, open mind without fear.  

You release your truth, your art, your work onto and into the world and receive back the conversations/communications with an open and fearless heart- a heart that is ready to dialogue.  

Your work used to require boundaries.  Your life used to comprise of self-imposed boundaries to protect your heart from rejection and loss.  But now you are boundless.  And so the work you have built on awakening creative expression in others- a gift you truly were born with and have worked so tirelessly to deliver- takes on a new level on a global scale.  You are not in need of accolades.  You are simply expressing, thereby allowing others to feel the same freedom.  It need no longer be frontline work (in person), it is a new principle and way of living.  

Full presence.  

You have taken all the heartache, all the joy, all the blood and guts of life and built a mission and vision that has created true abundance.  

You will never be anxiety-free and you will never not have heart-shattering challenges, but you now have a giant delicious toolbox with which to meet those challenges and easily process, die into them and rebirth from them.  You are truly living with ease.  

All is as it should be.  

Congratulations.  

Love, me 

Thank you, Peter.

Check out my daughter’s message to her future self:

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Partnering to Create a Culture of Care.

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I am happy to announce a new site: my collaboration with Beverley Pomeroy!

CULTURE OF CARE

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Earlier this year, Bev and I were invited to facilitate a pilot project with the upper management of a national independent living brand and operator.  

Little did we know, that we would become deeply involved in developing and advocating for a culture of care in community and community living sectors for aging adults.

A culture of care, in our definition, is the quality in a person or society that is providing what is necessary for the health and well being of ‘someone’, in this case, ‘someone’ being an older adult or senior, through developing communication, building respect, mitigating risk and fostering growth.

Read more: WHAT IS A CULTURE OF CARE?

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We know our communities of care are being effected by a rapid and changing environment.  

We understand that developing a culture of care with front line staff is a high leverage point for communities and commodities in order to attract, retain and grow the brand as well as address the transitional needs.  

We provide front line staff, supervisors and managers with deep, rich learning experiences that translate into immediate benefits and build capacity.  

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Read more: SOLUTIONS

Workshop Examples:

Inter-Dependence of Community Engagement (Care, Concern and Belonging)
• O.W.L. – Observe, Wait, Listen (Team Training)
• Core Values, Esteem Heart (Team Training)
• Reflective Listening, Effective Management
• Living Grief: 5 Phases of Family Caregivers Profound Journey of Ongoing Loss
• Older Adults’ Behavioural Management (Aging in Community)
• Older Adults’ Creative Engagement Workshop: Living Grief and Sock Monkey Therapy (Residents, Caregivers, Staff, Train the Trainer)
• Mind Mapping Techniques: Project Planning and Communication Techniques (Train the Trainer)
What to know more?!  
For more information on our services: CONTACT
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Woot! @BigDrawVan at @strathcentre turned out beautifully!

Recall: BIG DRAW VANCOUVER

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IN THE MIDST OF COMMUNITY CENTRE ACTIVITY, WITH KIDS PLAYING BASKETBALL AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF ALL AGES WALKING THROUGH, DRAWN TOGETHER WORKED OUT BEAUTIFULLY.  WE HAD THREE TABLES SET UP IN THE HALLWAY(!) AND THERE WAS A  GREAT TURNOUT!  THE BUSYNESS WAS INVIGORATING AND PARTICIPANTS WERE AMAZING!

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HUGE THANK YOU TO ALISON DONNELLY WHO FACILITATED THE COLLAGE PORTION!

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The heart of communication is to observe, wait and listen…

A major part of my role in any workshop that I facilitate is CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT.  I am currently sitting at gate B25 at the airport in Toronto prepping to head home after an incredible experience co-delivering workshops that address challenges and provide staff team training in a particular residential living community. 



To engage the participants in whole brain thinking and to fully bring them into the room, I like to start by taking them through a fundamentals of drawing exercise. 

A current team training workshop (that I have co-developed and now deliver with community engagement strategist Beverley Pomeroy) centres around COMMUNICATION.  We include the strategy of OBSERVE WAIT AND LISTEN, i.e. O.W.L.  Naturally, the drawing exercise in this workshop centres around the OWL image. 


The resulting 60(!) owls from this week are absolutely amazing! Though each participant was given exactly the same instructions, guidance and tools- the results are all so magically different- yet the goal was the same.  What a great metaphor for understanding what we each bring into our workplace. 


We also explored our core values to better understand our differences and similarities. The participants added their core values to a drawing of an anatomical heart, which they then decorated and brought into circle for an in depth dialogue.  The owl drawings will be incorporated into a Living  Wall Street Art piece in the staff room and the hearts will be collages into a framed art piece!


The owl theme continued in the talking pieces I created for the circle. 


So somehow I’ve been able to bring my skills, my lived experience and my passion into a new environment- enhancing the profound delivery by Bev, the key facilitator, while facilitating participants in drawing and street art and sock crafts! Amazing! 

I asked them to draw themselves as a superhero…

I was doing graphic recording and co-facilitating a workshop for frontline staff at a residential living facility in Toronto last week.

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The focus of the workshop was Interdependence of Community Engagement in Residential Livingwith key facilitator Beverley Pomeroy.

We mind mapped so much with this group that we had to double/triple layer the large wall mind map!  I love and live for this!  Capturing the staff dialogue through visual recording.  The room was HEART-FULL.

To lighten the mood and to celebrate the incredible work that the frontline staff do, I asked them to draw themselves as superheroes.

This exercise is inspired by the pedagogy of Lynda Barry and her book: Syllabus.

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Initially the staff was nervous and unsure.  Celebrate self?  What superhero?  Draw?  Eyes darted back and forth.  Fear, hesitation, confusion.

But a little encouragement to just go with it really helped…and the results are magical!

And remember that, in a world of ordinary mortals, you are a Wonder Woman. – Hippolyta

Be A Star workshop with @PeterBreeze. #selfempowerment

Recall I participated in an amazing taste test workshop this past summer facilitated by the one and only Peter Breeze.

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I am still feeling the positive effects of Peter’s teachings!  I am in full process creating my book.  When I feel the old anxiety, fear and self-doubt boil up, I take time to breathe and to recall how Peter taught me how to own my successful self.  To not act as if– but to BE the person who pursues her goals with passion and fearlessness and a profound feeling of self-worth!  Me- the trembling cave woman, stepping into the shoes of my future self.

You may also recall that I wrote:

It was one of the most powerful and uplifting workshops I’ve ever attended– a beautiful combination of exercises, take-away tools, spiritual guidance and humor.  Stay tuned for Peter’s full workshop offering!  A “can’t miss” opportunity!

Well the day has arrived!  Peter’s 2-day workshop is now announced!

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Pretending to be famous when I was a kid was more than just make believe. I have a natural ability to align myself with the things that I want. I live a life of complete creation. For years I have wanted to find away to teach people the things I know and I’ve finally found a way to start spreading the magic. If you want to start living the life of your dreams then check out my first official Be A Star workshop! The time is now. Your dreams await! – Peter Breeze

To register email: peterbreezeofficial@gmail.com

TO BUY TICKETS: CLICK HERE > https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/be-a-star-tickets-18874116992

Make sure to check out:

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Peter Breeze, 2011 (China Marker on foam board)
Peter Breeze, 2011 (China Marker on foam board). Katarina Thorsen

ART SALE: One-of-a-kind journals 

One-of-a-kind journals with hand-drawn, embroidered covers containing  12 of my original journaling exercises

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I have been developing a little project for awhile now, inspired by my desires to:

• combine my learned lessons from years of facilitating art sessions

• reach more people that doesn’t require arranging in-person workshops.

But I want to do it in a very personal way.

 So what you get is a hand-drawn and hand-written product- and no two journals are alike!

This is not a published handbook or photocopied exercises.  This is a tangible, personal art program.

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Each journal is a composition book with a unique cover– featuring surprise images (you never know what you’re gonna get) on the front and back, hand-drawn by me.

These images are used to inspire certain exercises in the journal.

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The Badger/Crumb edition front cover
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The Badger/Crumb edition back cover

Inside you’ll find 12 of my original journaling exercises to facilitate you to explore in a safe and fun way.  I also include an opening and closing exercise.  Each exercise takes up about 4-8 pages.

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Cost: $135.00

This is not just a journal

It’s essentially a 12-session personal workshop series!

How to purchase: $135.00 CAD Plus $8.00 shipping 

Payment options:

1. Email transfer directly to britakatarina@gmail.com

2. PAYPAL

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You will then email me a shipping address and I will create your unique journal.  It will take about 3-4 weeks to receive it.

Group rates available for 5 or more. 

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Mouse edition front cover

  

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And yes- you can then share these exercises.  And share your results with me!  I’d love to see where you take it!  There is no right or wrong- just freedom!  My goal is to spread the empowering/expressive force of creative journaling!

 

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Connections and Creativity: The Inner Critic at the Centre for Peace Feb 23 #yvr

We had a fantastic session on January 26, 2015:

CONNECTIONS & CREATIVITY USING VALUES, MINDMAPPING and AUTHENTIC NETWORKING

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Announcing our next Connections and Creativity session:

THE INNER CRITIC

Buy tickets at EVENTBRITE

Laura Mack and Kat Thorsen invite you to experience a deeper connection to self, tap into your creativity and connect with others at a truly authentic level in their new series: Connections and Creativity.  Laura and Kat share tools and practices with you, in an experiential format that will enrich your personal and professional lives.  And, if you value FUN, then this is the right event for you!

Welcome to Connections and Creativity!

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February 23, 2015

CONNECTIONS & CREATIVITY:

THE INNER CRITIC, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

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On February 23, 2015, we will be gathering at the Centre for Peace at the corner of Burrard and 16th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM to dive deep into the exploration of The Inner Critic.

This exciting 2.5 hour interactive gathering will examine the the question:

 HOW IS YOUR INNER CRITIC LIMITING YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE?

During the evening, we will take you through a series of delicious tools that guide you to:

• Define “The Inner Critic” as it means to you

• Reflect on those definitions in group

• Use humorous and profound creative expression tools to ask your Inner Critic:

Who do you think you are?

 Shift your thinking as you address your Inner Critic with compassion

• Take away action plans to build on your new relationship with your Inner Critic.

We will provide you with all the supplies you need!  Tea will be provided.  We encourage you to bring your own snacks!

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Laura Mack is a business consultant, facilitator and writer.  She has a broad understanding of both the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurial life as well as the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with ‘netweaving’, actively connecting those with similar interests and activities.  She also is a volunteer facilitator of restorative justice with the North Shore Restorative Justice Society.

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Katarina (Kat) Thorsenis an artist, craftivist and therapeutic art facilitator, passionate in her belief that art can heal and build connections.  Kat specializes in arts-based programming for at-risk youth and young offenders.  Her interactive art events and street art encourages participants to become part of the creative process.  Kat’s own artwork can be found in private collections in North America and Europe.  She published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Artin 2013.  Her next book is a true crime analysis in the form of a graphic novel.  Kat resides in Vancouver, Canada.

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TESTIMONIAL FOR CONNECTIONS AND CREATIVITY:

Kat and Laura bring together a wealth of experience from two very different but wonderfully compatible approaches to coaching and facilitation. They create a welcoming and safe space and draw on their passions of netweaving and creativity to encourage participants to engage with each and together explore the workshop content. Very inspiring stuff! I recommend these workshops to anyone open to learning a bit more about themselves and others as they build some useful life skills in a group environment. – James Thomas

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Connections & Creativity: an interactive gathering with Laura Mack and Kat Thorsen

I AM DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE MY NEXT COLLABORATION WITH LAURA MACK!

HEADER 10We invite you to experience a deeper connection to self, tap into your creativity and connect with others at a truly authentic level.  We will be sharing tools and practices with you, in an experiential format that will enrich your personal and professional lives.  And, if you value FUN, then this is the right event for you!  Welcome to Connections and Creativity!

MONDAY January 26, 2015: CONNECTION & CREATIVITY USING VALUES, MINDMAPPING and AUTHENTIC NETWORKING

On January 26, 2015, we will be gathering at the Centre for Peace at the corner of Burrard and 16th from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM to dive deep into the exploration of values, mindmapping and authentic networking.

During this 2.5 hour interactive gathering you will:

• address who and what you are aligning yourself with in order to make 2015 the best year ever;

• gain a deeper connection to self and an authentic connection to others;

• access tools and practices to clarify and simplify what next steps to take and who to take them with

• meet some amazing people

• share what you are most passionate about and connect to what others care deeply about

VALUESWhat do you value, Who do you value and Why is this important? We’ll get clear on our core values and explore how starting from this place will help us bring more ease, empowerment and success into our personal and professional lives.

MINDMAPPING – Mindmapping is a powerful and creative tool that organizes your thoughts and projects as a visual ever-evolving map allowing you to explore themes in your personal and professional life, gaining insights into best next-steps.

AUTHENTIC NETWORKING – Authentic Networking will introduce you to netweaving – the evolution of networking. Whether you love networking or tend to avoid it, learn 3 steps that will enhance your connections with others.

The $49.00 fee includes handouts and supplies for mindmapping.  

(We encourage you to bring a journal and pen.)

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.  – Brené Brown
PURCHASE TICKETS AT:

Laura Mack is a business consultant, facilitator and writer.

Katarina (Kat) Thorsen is a Vancouver artist, craftivist and therapeutic art facilitator.

 

“Hey over here- over HEAR!” Bathtub musings. #journal

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This that this that

I throw you the unknown

This that this that

Hey over here, over- HEAR!

Cart on a cup over rocks in a bird’s stomach

Soaring crashing

Overview- over this view, so over this view

But not you and you but them.

Not this not- this right here.

Clear clear I love this. This! Right here.

Hysterically, she courts: Here Hear! Hear me!

Yes, yes, I hear right here.

But sometimes- sometimes I am so over this (over)view.

Released from… congrats.

Now what? I still wait. Weight wade wade into the shadow,

through the muck that smells deliciously mouldy.

Eyes just at the surface blink slowly slowly blinks winks laughs and takes in air

and algae and bird turd and chokes and bloats and bides-

Bides time until there is just enough. Just enough. Say… ten lousy dollars.

Let’s just say, ten lousy dollars. Enough-

Enough to buy a bun, two buns and two cups and a french press and time.

This this right here. Hear!

It’s good now. The shadows are good now.

Lay the hand on the moss. Sink the cheek into the moss.

The moth and the moss- in time.

In time, the root overtakes the bone and pulls it down, past the moss

and the rock and the roots and the decay. Away and overlay

and the sun through the leaves offers pockets of hope,

and the shoot and the root crush under the boot.

Here… Hear. HEAR! HERE!

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Human Connection, Creativity and Health- @bridge4health free workshop with @parentasleader and @KatThorsen

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Would you like to spend an evening exploring the healing power of human connection through a gentle introduction to netweaving and creative expression? Bridge for Health and the Burnaby Public Library present this free workshop by an authentic leader and facilitator Laura Mack, and therapeutic art facilitator Kat Thorsen.

Laura Mack is a business consultant, facilitator and writer.  She has a broad understanding of both the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurial life as well as the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with ‘netweaving’, actively connecting those with similar interests and activities.  She also is a volunteer facilitator of restorative justice with the North Shore Restorative Justice Society.

Katarina (Kat) Thorsen, is a Vancouver artist, craftivist and therapeutic art facilitator and is passionate in her belief that art can heal and build connections.  Kat facilitates arts and crafts workshops for all ages across the Lower Mainland and coordinates Frames Film Project, an arts-based program providing life- and employment skills for local at-risk youth. She published her first book, Drawn Together- Maintaining Connections and Navigating Life’s Challenges with Art in 2013.

Authentic human connection is paramount to our well-being and general overall health, and we can actively seek out it out through netweaving.  Netweaving is the evolution of networking, allowing for more authentic connection, genuine communication and caring interaction.  During this two-hour workshop, you will open your heart and experience the healing power of interaction through netweaving exercises, hands-on tools, group discussion and gentle creative expression. You’ll have an opportunity to meet some really amazing people, share what you’re most passionate about, and have some fun & laughter.

Registration is required. Please to register call 604-436-5400 or register online.

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OSM HANDBOOK LIFE SKILLS

CURRENTLY PLANNING NEXT STEPS AS I CONTINUE FUNDRAISING FOR

the Operation Sock Monkey Handbook

for youth groups, schools and community organizations

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GENERAL STRUCTURE FOR WORKBOOK:

• Sections

• Chapters

• Diagrams

• Photographs

• Resources

IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING LIFE SKILLS  [Source: Healing the Inner City Child]

“Life skills” are defined as psychosocial abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Life skills generally include 3 broad categories of skills:

• cognitive skills for analyzing and using information

• personal skills for developing personal agency and managing oneself, and

• inter-personal skills for communicating and interacting effectively with others.

During a successfully implemented creative arts program, participants generally:

  1. Engage in the program from beginning to end.
  2. Respond without physical or verbal aggression.
  3. Communicate effectively with instructors and peers.
  4. Cooperate with others in the group.
  5. Demonstrate ability to accept redirection.
  6. Demonstrate ability to share and take turns.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate use of equipment.
  8. Respect personal boundaries of peers and adults.
  9. Demonstrate creative solutions for problem solving.
  10. Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills.

REVIEW OF LIFE SKILLS/ EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TO BE ADDRESSED IN CURRICULUM IN A USER-FRIENDLY, REPLICABLE WAY:

  1. Learning and Problem Solving Skills, including: listening to understand and learn; reading, comprehending and using written materials; thinking critically and acting logically to evaluate situations, solve problems and make decisions; learning to access and apply specialized knowledge from various fields; and continuing to learn for life.
  2. Social Skills, such as: anger management; resolving conflict; addressing attachment, connection, peer awareness; working well with others; and developing a positive self-image.
  3. Personal Management Skills, including: creating a budget; money management; ; managing stress; and managing time.
  4. Development of Positive Attitudes and Behaviors, including: self-esteem and confidence; honesty, integrity and personal ethics; a positive attitude toward learning, growth and personal health; and initiative, energy, and persistence to get the job done.
  5. Personal Responsibility, including: the ability to set goals and priorities in work and personal life; the ability to plan and achieve goals; accountability for actions taken; adaptability; a positive attitude toward change; and the ability to identify and suggest new ideas to get the job done–creatively.
  6. Teamwork Skills, including: understanding and contributing to an organization’s goals; understanding and working within the culture of the group; planning and making decisions with others and supporting the outcomes; respecting the thoughts and opinions of others in a group; exercising “give and take” to achieve group results; leading where appropriate; and mobilizing the group for high performance.
  7. Project Management, including: project planning; group management; client relationship building; social media management; product photography; advertising; documentation; supply management; project execution; project delivery and project evaluation.

For more info go to:

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Writer, illustrator KAT THORSEN

MISSION: To awaken creative expression

VISION: To develop global art initiatives

MANTRA: I am an artist

Where From Here? Creativity Workshop June 29, 2013!

I am honored and delighted to be be working with my dear friends, Jennifer Lyons and Nancy Kirkpatrick on a new creativity workshop series!

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Event poster by Nancy Kirkpatrick

Our first workshop: WHERE FROM HERE? JUNE 29, 2013!

Do you long to connect with your creativity, rekindle your passion, fuel your purpose and evolve your career but do not know where to begin? 

If you answered yes, this workshop is uniquely designed for you!

Allow us to guide you to open yourself up, dig in deeper, reflect and take action in a safe and creative space.s

During this three part workshop you will:

SNAP into vulnerability and open up with ease as I guide you to the heart of where you are now.

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CRACKLE as you dig into the root of your current situation and imagine infinite solutions as creativity facilitator/multimedia artist Jennifer Lyons holds space for awareness of where you want to be.

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

POP with vitality and clarity as you reflect and identify tangible action with facilitator/photographer Nancy Kirkpatrick.

Photo collage by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo collage by Nancy Kirkpatrick

You will leave with:

An inspiring art project
Tools to reduce stress and anxiety
Action steps to maintain your creative process
New connections

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More Details:

Saturday June 29, 2013
Registration (meet and greet)
9:00 AM
Three hour workshop
9:30 AM-12:30 PM
325 Main Street, Vancouver [Main and Cordova]

$65/person [Art supplies included in fee]

Ages 16+

REGISTER AT: WHERE FROM HERE 

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