Creativity & Healthcare, Professional Training Workshops
Creativity & Health
In this introductory experiential series of two-day workshops, participants will learn how to integrate the Creative arts in healthcare. The series will help professionals to express and validate feelings through art, therapeutic drama and story, while learning practical methods for use in the health-care setting. The series consists of three levels, each a two-day workshop combining theory with experiential practices. This course gives undergraduate and graduate students in human services such as social work, nursing, and other disciplines an overview of the field of Creativity and Healthcare. It will describe the history and physiology of Creativity in Healthcare, explain the use of art, writing, music and dance to heal, provide exemplars of programs that use creativity to heal, and demonstrate the practice of artists healing themselves, others, and the environment. The course utilizes stories of patients and artists, and guided imagery as a way of teaching. Creative art projects provide exciting opportunities for personal growth and healing. Confronting blocks and developing strategies for moving through them unleashes your creative flow in life and professional practice in particular.
Workshop led by Eva Lewarne BA MSW AOCAD , both a Social Worker, Artist and Teacher herself.
Endorsement by Brenda Tan - President at Ontario Patient Relations Association
Eva is an inspiration to those that meet her either through her professional workshops or through her role as a patient advocate. Eva led the Creative Intuitive Problem Solving workshop in our Ontario Patient Relations Association conference in 2010. She totally unlocked the creative skills and motivated everyone attending. I couldn't believe the resulting artwork from all that attended; even from those who said they were not creative. It was awesome! She truly has a talent to motivate and teach others through her workshops.
Eva Lewarne MSW BA OCAD
Conducts workshops on Creative-Intuitive Problem-Solving. She has run C.I.P.S.Workshops in some of the following organizations: CBC; FOGLER & RUBINOFF LAW FIRM; QUEENS UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE MBA program; PEEL REGION HEALTH department; SCARBOROUGH HEALTH department; LENSCRAFTER, EAST YORK BOARD OF EDUCATION, CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION, U OF T; CIBC, FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK, U of T and ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick.
Take a look at my interview that was published with a New York Art Agent:
CREATIVE-INTUITIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING (CIPS)
“Suffering is inevitable but pain is an option.”
“Art is an antidote for violence. It gives the ecstasy, the self-transcendence that could otherwise take the form of drug addiction, terrorism, suicide or warfare.” - Rollo May
“As mounting waves of information assault executives and as competitive pressures continue to grow, the business community must turn to a faculty other than step-by-step logic and analysis to keep afloat...Ten years ago business people found intuition training entertaining. Today they are seeking it out with a sense of real urgency.” - Michael Gleb, President of the High Performance Learning Center in Washington
Through empowering yourself by accessing your creativity and intuition, there is not a problem in your life too big to solve. Uncovering locked creative skills, through exploration, often makes people feel greater self-esteem and joy in living. It is a well-known fact that artists love their endeavors. Any-one can be an “artist” in their field.
A scientist can approach his craft creatively. As Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is everything.”
It is also a well known fact that artists, poets and mystics view the world as being joyful, abundant and vividly rich, the same world others perceive as being dreary and drab.
Through creative fun and play; “Zen seeing”; metaphor techniques; internal brainstorming, imagery practice; using IPS (intuitive problem-solving) in crisis situations for quick, accurate results; achieving mental clarity and more...you will emerge a changed person, more self-aware and better skilled at handling any problem that may and most probably, will, arise in your everyday life.
Tools will consist of poetry; drawing and many other exercises that will help solve your immediate, most difficult problems in a fun way.
Analytical, rational modes of knowing and functioning appear inadequate in dealing with the current complex and conflicted challenges.