Many Moons Psychotherapy
 
Group Art Therapy Program



FALL 2017

Sat., Oct. 21st - Sat., Dec. 16th
Each group runs once a week for 8 consecutive Saturdays
10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11,
11/18, (not 11/25), 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Since 2005, Many Moons Inc. has been offering group therapy with a wide variety of clinical themes, creative exercises and social skill building for children ages 5-21. Different from individual and family work, the groups at Many Moons are more structured, directed, and social. All of the groups are rooted in a strengths-based approach and focus on building self-soothing and self-advocacy strategies. Group therapy can be a complimentary addition to individual and family therapies, Occupational and Speech/Language services and case management support.

Stepping Stones: Building a creative 'pathway' towards self-regulation and self-expression
Girls, Grades K-2 8:00 - 8:45am
Boys, Grades 1-3 9:00 - 9:45am
Girls, Grades 3-5 10:00 - 10:45am

As young children adjust to the widening world around them, both academically and socially, they search for internal and external stepping stones to help them find their way. This group will explore the concept of stepping stones, and the metaphors available from rocks using art making, group games, play and movement. Throughout this program, we will learn to hold onto big feelings as well as sharing them safely with peers. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"—both observing peers expressing themselves and being witnessed by peers as you express yourself.

 

Stepping Stones: Designing and strengthening a personal narrative through sculptural art making
Boys, Grades 5-7 9:00 - 9:45am
Girls, Grades 5-7 12:15 - 1:15pm

Through personal art making and guided meditation, this group will explore the metaphors found in rocks. At this age, children are developing the inner building blocks necessary to have emotional resilience and navigate deep, complex feelings on their own as well as with family and peers. This group will offer various creative and introspective opportunities to both break and build with materials as young adolescents learn simultaneously to mend and tend both the fragile and strong parts of themselves. This group will use the creative peer supportive model to invite participants to explore what it means to be who they are at this time in their life, and what it means to be on their own path. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"—both observing peers expressing themselves and being witnessed by peers as you express yourself.

 

Stepping Stones: Exploring identity development with resiliency, awareness, and confidence
Girls, Grades 8-10 1:30 - 2:30pm
Gender Non-Specific, Grades 8-12 4:00 - 5:00pm

This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore identity. Through non-verbal, narrative art-making activities, group participants will be invited to "see" themselves in different ways and to grow awareness of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. We will focus specifically on the concept of cairns- stone sculptures that symbolize being on the right trail. Adolescence is the age of identity, choice, and belonging. This group will use the creative peer supportive model to invite participants to explore what it means to be who they are at this time in their life, and what it means to be on their own path.  The group will provide a space to share the places inside themselves, and in the world, in which they are at times feeling lost, and celebrate where they feel most found. Through connections made verbally and nonverbally, participants will be invited to look within themselves and learn how their self-concept and self-perception influences their relationship with themselves, their friends, family, and world in general. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"—both observing peers expressing themselves and being witnessed by peers as you express yourself.

 

 

Facilitated by:
Ayla Zeimer, LCPC-c
Elizabeth Walker, LCPC-c

Location:
all groups are held at
4 Cottage Street
Freeport, ME 04032

Cost:
For those using private insurance:
fee based on your benefit coverage
For those paying privately:
$45 / per 45-min session
($360 total for the 8-week series)
$60 / per 60-min session
($480 total for the 8-week series)

 

For more information or to register
please call Stephanie at 207.504-2664 or
email at scimmet@manymoonstherapy.org





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