Saturday, January 25th
9am - 12pm
Art Therapy Institute
200 N Greensboro St.
Suite D-6 (2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall) Carrboro, NC 27510
Loss takes many forms: death of a loved one, loss of a job, a shift in a friendship, loss of home. Losing and living are two parts of one cycle. Because grief can be hellish, we sometimes get stuck there without the tools to walk through it picking up the gifts of the experience and carry those forward into our new transformed living. Other times we run from the emotions of loss, trying to beat back the experience of grief. But, ya got to have winter in order to have spring.
* We will write utilizing Zelda’s Joys and Pains writing exercise to bring forth prose or poetry that helps us celebrate life/loss/love. Inspired by our writing, we will make collage art and imagine ourselves into new spaces of love and life not in spite of our losses, but because of them.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés says of life and death, “Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings...”
Join us in this workshop where we will seek to remember that our Light and Shadows, our Loss and our Living are intertwined in the process of our full experience of Life.
You do not have to be a writer or an artist, just an adult human.
Fee: $50 (Includes light refreshments and art supplies)
Saturdays March 14th 9am - 1pm
Forest Hills Neighborhood, Durham, NC 27707
Black Women's Write-Ins are all about utilizing guided meditation, and being in a group writing space to turn a mere 4 hours of writing time into a deep journey of soulful writing. If you have or haven't done a write-in before come and see how the magic of natural beauty, hot tea, winter snacks, and the good company of some Sistahs makes for some transformative writing. If you're working on something, cool, bring it. If you haven't worked on a thing, cool, come and partake of the prompts I've designed over the years to get you into that deep place of writing and discovery.
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Friday, March 27th
Dr. Lockhart will lead participants through the writing of two prose scenes or two poems inspired by the relationships they have and the inherent gifts they posses for seeking the relationships they desire. Participants will create a diorama museum piece inspired by their written expression.
The focus of this conference is the celebration of the harmonious interconnectivity of creativity, beauty and healing of mind, body and spirit in all its wondrous forms: music, visual arts, poetry and writing, dance/movement, rhythm and play.
IEATA and Ottawa University graciously extend a welcome invitation to all expressive arts therapists, art therapists, artists, mental health professionals, students and community to join us in March 2020. Come enjoy the uplifting, unlimited and un-bee-lievable healing possibilities of the creative process!
National Association of Poetry Therapy 40th Annual Conference
April 2-5, 2020
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
This writing and art expression workshop is designed to help you consider the relationships you have had (family, romantic, friendships, professional) and reach for the relationships you want. Participants will use Dr. Lockhart's storytelling technique, personal plot, to write two short scenes as 10-minute-writes: one from a pivotal relationship of the past or current, and one of a future, desired relationship. To extend the expression, participants will create visual art that offers literal or abstract representation of their future desired relationship. Through this exercise, participants will offer themselves a personalized written and visual reminder of how to make the types of human connections they find to be healthy, supportive, and reflective of who they are.
Expressive Therapies Summit
Los Angeles Airport Hilton
Friday, April 24th
Catalina C Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Zelda Lockhart, MA, PhD
This writing and art workshop explores effective methods for working with clients who have experienced or are currently experiencing unhealthy relationships in their lives. Black feminist themes of self-worth, self-definition, and community connection create the framework for a storytelling technique that is especially applicable to therapeutic work with clients and communities of color, who may benefit from learning more about what causes difficulty in relationships. Through hands-on creative activities, they will be able to identify and explore what they are seeking in future relationships, as well as any healthy elements they will be able to bring to them. The creative techniques presented in this 3-hour workshop evoke literal and abstract representations of self-worth and will prove useful to counselors and therapists who work in almost any setting.
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Eligible for 3.0 Clock/Credit Hours: NBCC, ATCB; NASW, MFT; SWNYS, LMHC, LCAT (New York state only)
Saturday, May 2, 2020
The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
On the Campus of NC State University
Zelda Lockhart will present the Keynote address and offer a writing workshop at this annual conference for freelance writers in North Carolina. Sponsored by Triangle Association of Freelancers.
Registration Opens soon.
Private Consultation - 5 Session Block of 2 hr Sessions $400
Zelda Lockhart holds a PhD in expressive therapies, and is a registered expressive arts consultant and educator. She utilizes the literary arts with other art forms as adjunct to help folks do one of two things:
These goals sound similar, because healing transformation and literary product are an outcome of each, but the primary goal of the first is the manuscript with healing transformation as a secondary outcome, and the primary goal of the second is the healing transformation with some literary writing as the secondary outcome.
Location: Via Zoom or Google Hangouts.
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LaVenson Press is devoted to helping women and girls of color take ownership of their stories through publication. To that end, LaVenson Press hosts publishing workshops, and publishes a yearly literary magazine and anthologies that highlights the poetry, memoir, and fiction of women and girls of color.