Hey, friends! Is your one true wish to attend a Healing Arts Toolkit training and become part of First Aid Art's vision to create a world where wounded hearts heal beautifully? I thought so. And guess what? Right now you have two (count them, two) opportunities to see that wish come true!
The first training will take place June 18-20 at The Branch Church in Farmers Branch (Dallas), Texas, and the second will be July 8-10 at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle, Washington. If either of those dates and places sound like an option for you or someone you know, read on for the details.
Before I get into the specifics, I realize some of you may be new to First Aid Arts and are wondering what exactly you'd be signing up for. Here's a quick explanation of what you get when you attend one of these trainings.
In building our Healing Arts Toolkit Program, we have had the opportunity to consult with art therapists, music therapists, and trauma specialists across the United States and around the world. The Toolkit contains simple therapeutic exercises utilizing music, visual arts, drama, and movement that aftercare staff will be able to use with their clients to aid in the recovery process.
Attendees don't have to be licensed therapists or proficient in the arts to participate in the seminar. The Toolkit is built to be accessible to anyone working with trauma survivors. And it is our experience that the training not only equips them with powerful tools for working with survivors, but also provides a critical opportunity for self-care. Our time together allows participants to experience the healing power of the arts for themselves before offering the Toolkit to others. This all happens in an amazing community of care-providers from different organizations that seldom get to connect, cross-pollinate, and encourage each other.
Sounds great, doesn't it? Now that you're ready to sign up, here's what you need to know.
The cost for either training is $475 per organization (up to three participants, $125 for each additional participant). This cost covers all training expenses, a Healing Arts Toolkit, printed materials, plus lunches and refreshments for three days.
The Dallas training schedule is Thursday through Saturday, June 18-20, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, and from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday. The Branch Church is located at 3035 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas.
The Seattle training schedule is Wednesday through Friday, July 8-10, from 9:00 to 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday. Fremont Abbey Arts Center is located 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle Washington.
Space is limited, but we still have a few openings available for both trainings. If you think you might want to attend, please contact Curtis Romjue at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest or ask any questions you might have. And if you know someone else in the Dallas or Seattle area who might benefit from these trainings, please forward this information to them.
Thank you, friends. We'd love to hear from you soon and hope to see some of you in Dallas or Seattle!