The Art of Survival, Carrollwood Cultural Arts Center
An engaging talk about the art of survival with Miriam Zimms.
What happens when the opportunity arises for us to personally experience the healing power of the arts through a health crisis? What if we allow the healing arts to enter our lives in all facets of mind (will), body (energy), and spirit (inner light/faith) support because we have no other choice?
What if we find that art becomes just as important as medical treatment in survival? This lecture and demonstration will take attendees on Miriam’s survival journey answering those questions. She will use the arts – visual, movement, and sound to show how over 11 years she used the arts as a powerful tool for self-introspection and -expression over loss and trauma to move forward and heal. The lecture will be presented in an expressive story style and culminate in a class demonstration.
Expressive Introspection, the Art of Survival, IEATA Conference
What happens, if we are open, and the opportunity arises for us to personally experience the healing power of the arts through a life change? What if we allow the healing arts to enter our life for a fully expressive introspective experience in Mind (will), Body (energy), and Spirit (internal light/faith) (MBS) care?
This presentation and intermodal class will take attendees on a journey answering those questions of how the expressive arts is a powerful intermodal tool for self-introspection through self-expression in MBS during or after significant loss and trauma. More specifically, it will provide an expressive arts technique on how to find balance in life both as a facilitator and student. Because we often lead with one of three MBS areas taking charge over the others, we often lose our life balance. As a disabled artist and facilitator, I have developed a MBS process that can be used by both facilitators or as a self-practice to find balance in these three areas.
Attendees will also learn how to communicate before/during classes with students with disabilities (limited energy or physical limitations) to find the balance of fully letting go so that when they are in your class, they fully let go to trust the process, but not deplete themselves for the daily life they lead, especially when they are already energy or physically compromised. This interactive presentation will be both a "Ted Talk/Power Story" and Expressive Arts Intermodal class in one.
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