Many Moons Psychotherapy
 
Group Art Therapy Program



SPRING 2018

Sat., March 31st - Sat., May 19th
Each group runs once a week for 8 consecutive Saturdays (*including 4/14 and 4/21)

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.

TREASURE CHEST: Building self-empowerment through body awareness and regulation
Coed, Grades Pre- K-1 8:00 - 8:45am
Boys, Grades 2-4 9:00 - 9:45am

As young children emotionally and physically adjust to the widening world around them, they are searching for internal and external resources. This group will be a little like a treasure hunt as we use art making, group games, play and movement to discover feelings and the tools to work with them. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"óboth observing peers expressing themselves and being witnessed by peers as you express yourself.

 

VAULTS & SAFES: Designing and strengthening a personal narrative through symbolic art making
Girls, Grades 2-4 10:00 - 10:45am
Boys, Grades 5-7 11:00 - 12:00pm
Girls, Grades 5-7 12:30 - 1:30pm

Through personal art making and group activities, this group will explore the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs we each hold inside and how/when/what to share with the world. At this age, children are developing their ability for self-reflection, while also figuring out how and where they belong. In many ways this time in life is about discovering our individuality, while learning to connect with others. Through various creative and introspective exercises, we will play with the metaphors of doors, safes, and keys. In creating a safe and trusting space, the group itself will become a vault for self-exploration and sharing. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"óboth observing peers expressing themselves and being witnessed by peers as you express yourself.

 

LOCKS & KEYS: Exploring identity development with resiliency and confidence
Girls, Grades 8-10 1:45 - 2:45pm
Gender Non-Specific, Grades 8-12 4:00 - 5:00pm

This group will provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore identity. Through personal and collective art-making activities, exercises, and games, 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 doors and locks. Adolescence is very much a threshold time of life, and we will use metaphor and discussion to explore what it feels like and what it means to be becoming more fully aware of our own identities and choices. What doorways are we passing through? And how can we feel more confident that we have the needed keys? This group will use the creative peer supportive model to invite participants to discover and celebrate who they truly are at this time, and unlock the places inside themselves where they may be stuck, lost, or ashamed. Through connections made verbally and nonverbally, participants will have the opportunity to share their unique selves, while discovering they are not alone. The intention of this group is to be predominantly nonverbal and to celebrate the transformative nature of "witnessing"óboth 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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