Art for the Heart
Art for the Heart uses active art-making and creative processes, integrated with the human experience, with the goal of reducing psychological trauma symptoms and depression. Integrative art support groups use art and mindfulness as methods of self-care. Participants must supply their own art supplies of their choosing (i.e., paints, markers, clay, pencils, or mixed media).
Online sessions are offered with Eden Pastor of Eden Art Therapy for first responders and those affected by the Route 91 tragedy who have been approved for this no-cost integrative service through the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. The use of art allows clients to explore themselves on a deeper level than talking alone. While a credentialed art therapist is facilitating this workshop, it is not psychotherapy. It is a guided workshop to learn how to utilize art for self-care.
Prior approval is required to participate. Requests can be submitted through the Resiliency Center’s website or by calling 702-455-2433. Visit resiliencyandjustice.org/integrativeservices to learn more about other services available, such as music therapy and meditation/mindfulness.