AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Exploring Art Therapy
An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.
Is art therapy something you’ve always been curious about in your mental health journey?
This is a post-event highlight page for “Exploring Art Therapy” a virtual Sanctuary Space event hosted by Art With Impact on September 15, 2022. Watch the recording and explore attendee feedback from our discussion with special guest Sharon Uy, clinical art psychotherapist, coach, writer, and artist. Together we explored short films about the difference between practicing art therapeutically vs. art therapy and took part in a collective creative activity.
PLAY: interactive event recording + presentation:
Other films screened:
About our special guest:
Sharon Uy works as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist, and creates as a writer and artist. In her private therapy practice based out of Los Angeles, she blends somatic work, art making, visualization, and spiritual practices to guide beloved clients back to their fully integrated and truest Selves. All are welcome, but those who seek her services are typically creative adults in their 20s and 30s journeying towards figuring out the meaning of (this) life, and the most joyful and peaceful role to play in it. She has worked with people of all shapes, sizes, identities, and afflictions, and has found that, across the board, the ultimate keys for healing are laughter and love.
Visit Sharon Uy’s website at: https://www.sharonuy.com
Recommended Resources from Sharon Uy:
Find an art therapist: https://arttherapy.org
Featured National Resources:
Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate
Artwork from attendees: