Tuesday, March 29, 2016
PURPLE SAGE ARTS
A pastoral counseling service promoting healing through the integration of psychology, spirituality and the arts.
Focused on using journal writing, storytelling and other creative methods, Purple Sage Arts workshops create a safe and nurturing environment for those who are seeking to find meaning in their journey of grief, loss, or life transition.
The Art of Remembering: A Memoir and Guided Autobiography Workshop
Your life is your journey. Your journey is your story. Your story is your legacy.
It only takes one generation to forget.
Through a facilitated process of creative journaling exercises, participants discover their life stories in a supportive and nurturing environment.
This workshop may be customized for organizations, churches, or support groups. All levels of writing experience accommodated.
Conscious Living – Conscious Dying
A workshop on life, death, meaning, and stewardship.
“When you start using death as a means of focusing on life, then everything becomes just as it is, just this moment, an extraordinary opportunity to be really alive.”
Once we accept the truth that our breaths are numbered, we begin to live our lives differently. Through a variety of creative exercises this workshop allows participants to face their own mortality, fear and grief and to find the courage to live their lives with a sense of purpose and calling.
Topics include: Society’s view of death, understanding the grief journey, types of losses, disenfranchised and complicated grief, unfinished business, meaning making, planning for the eventuality of our own death, and living life with intention.
Common Journeys – Continuing Bonds
This workshop is designed for people who are walking the path of grief. Guided in a gently supportive environment, participants have the opportunity to remember their loved ones and to process their lives in light of their loss. We never get over our loss, we learn to live with it. Journal writing helps to facilitate this process.
Story Weaving – A Life Quilt Cancer Survivor Workshop
This workshop is designed to help people process the illness experience and the gifts that come from that particularly challenging and hope-filled journey.
The Power of Oral History Storytelling for Organizations
“The systematic collection of living people’s testimony about their experience.” Judith Moyer
Organizations such as the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, Rosary High School and The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have developed and recorded their oral histories. The oral history storytelling process conducted by Amy Luskey-Barth was profiled in an article published in Momentum Magazine followed by a workshop presented at the NCEA Conference in Anaheim. Oral History Storytelling is a powerful way to celebrate anniversaries and other organizational milestones.
ALL PURPLE SAGE ARTS WORKSHOPS CAN BE FORMATTED AND CUSTOMIZED TO MEET YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NEEDS AND SCHEDULE INCLUDING WEEKEND, ONE DAY, MULTI-WEEK, OR 5 DAY FORMAT.
For more information about sponsoring or registering for a Purple Sage Arts Workshop email: firstname.lastname@example.org