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Grief Series: Holiday Season - 12/16 -2p

Understand grief and mourning, and learn practical tools for coping during the holidays. Ages 18+

  • Starts Dec 16
  • 35 US dollars
  • New Cat Classroom and Cat Clay Studio (6427 W Ustick Rd, Boise)

Available spots

Service Description

1-day class - Saturday, December 16 - 2:00 - 5:00pm The holidays can be a challenging time for anyone, but grieving a loss or going through a major life change can often exacerbate the stress of the season. If you're experiencing these worries ahead of the holidays, you are not alone. While the holidays are often celebrated as a time of fun, reunion and good cheer, they can also serve as a difficult reminder for what one has lost. Carrie Panzer, LCSW, will lead this expressive arts class that includes education about grief and mourning, and some practical tools for coping with a range of emotions. This workshop is open to all skill levels and identities, and will use a mix of personal and interactive exercises, short guided meditations, and expressive journaling and collage. And, while this in-depth workshop will cover these topics and offer tools for understanding and dealing with grief in the context of the holidays, the skills and knowledge you'll take away will benefit you year-round. Please bring the following supplies with you: - 9x12" or 11x14" sketchbook with blank pages, spiral bound or otherwise, that will lie flat when opened - Optional: Any journaling/art materials that you might like to use. For example: colored pencils, water color pencils, markers of your choice, charcoal drawing pencils, gel pens, etc. Your preference on materials is entirely your choice, according to what you enjoy using. Many options will also be provided. All other materials are included. Disclaimer: Please be aware that these non-clinical sessions aren't confidential and participants shouldn't reveal anything they don't want to be publicly known. If there are any signs of self-harm or harm to others, the facilitator is required by law to call the police to seek help. We cannot treat any illnesses. Scholarships for this and all of our other classes are available for those who otherwise would not be able to attend art classes, thanks to generous donations to our Art Start Fund. If you would like to make classes available to others, see our sponsorships page to contribute a monthly or one-time donation. Thank you for supporting (y)our commUNITY! *This class is included in our Teacher Share program, which allows our teachers to expand their knowledge and skills by learning from one another at no cost. Contact us if you're a Cat teacher and would like to sign up for this class.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us within 48 hours of your event time.

Contact Details

  • 6427 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID, USA


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