Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 1: Community Conversation

Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 1: Community Conversation

Hynson Lounge, Washington College
Washington College, Hodson Hall, Chestertown MD, 21620
March 4, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Add to Calendar 03/04/2018 14:00 03/04/2018 15:30 America/New_York Trauma, Art, & Healing Part 1: Community Conversation

Part One of a two-part event about the many paths to healing in the face of trauma or other challenges. For "Part 2: Healing Experience" information and reservations, go here. (No reservation required for "Part 1: Community Conversation.")

The community conversation, free and open to the public, features artist Phylicia Ghee as well Deborah Mizeur of Herbal Alchemy, Pamela Whyte of Chester River Wellness Alliance, and Rachel Boyle of REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College. The conversation opens with Rachel Boyle describing the current mental health landscape young people encounter at Washington College, where she works with the student body on wellness issues. This is followed by moderator Peter Bruun providing a brief overview of the Heroin & Healing exhibition, as well as the premise behind the New Day Campaign as an arts-based initiative challenging stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place. Phylicia will then share insights on her involvement as 2015 Resident Healing Artist for the Campaign, and the role of arts and ceremony in her healing practice. Deborah and Pamela will share their personal journeys and current work in healing practice, and how those locally in Kent County might have access to alternative healing paths they and others offer. All will be opened up to the audience for conversation moderated by Bruun.

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Part One of a two-part event about the many paths to healing in the face of trauma or other challenges. For "Part 2: Healing Experience" information and reservations, go here. (No reservation required for "Part 1: Community Conversation.")

The community conversation, free and open to the public, features artist Phylicia Ghee as well Deborah Mizeur of Herbal Alchemy, Pamela Whyte of Chester River Wellness Alliance, and Rachel Boyle of REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College. The conversation opens with Rachel Boyle describing the current mental health landscape young people encounter at Washington College, where she works with the student body on wellness issues. This is followed by moderator Peter Bruun providing a brief overview of the Heroin & Healing exhibition, as well as the premise behind the New Day Campaign as an arts-based initiative challenging stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place. Phylicia will then share insights on her involvement as 2015 Resident Healing Artist for the Campaign, and the role of arts and ceremony in her healing practice. Deborah and Pamela will share their personal journeys and current work in healing practice, and how those locally in Kent County might have access to alternative healing paths they and others offer. All will be opened up to the audience for conversation moderated by Bruun.

Sponsor: REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College
Partner: Kent County Arts Council, REACH: Prevention, Education, Advocacy Center at Washington College, Herbal Alchemy, Chester River Wellness Alliance


Heroin & Healing

This event takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Heroin & Healing

An exhibition project about how the opioid epidemic and hurting go together, and what we are doing to make things better. Heroin & Healing features art by seven individuals (Elisif Bruun, Peter Bruun, Phylicia Ghee, Michelle Labonte, Mark V.…

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Every now and again, an artist deeply touches you... the experience transcending mere interest, pleasure, or delight. Such has been our experience of @phyliciaghee , whose performances mine a deeply spiritual place of profound connection to something so much larger than our every day... to a place of wholeness, presence, and healing. Our #ndcartistoftheweek is Phylicia Ghee, who has been a fixture as an artist for the New Day Campaign since we began in 2015. Our Resident Healing Artist in 2015, Phylicia has presented several extraordinarily powerful performances over the past several years, and will be a part of our activities again in 2018 in a yet-to-be-determined healing arts workshop as part of our programming for “Heroin & Healing,” an exhibition we are presenting with @kentcountyarts . You can see more of Phylicia at her website at https://phyliciaghee.carbonmade.com. #artheals #healingandart #itsanewday #ndcitsanewday

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