2019 Creative Expression in the Outdoors Workshop

Join us on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 9am-12pm for our latest experiential workshop at Big Springs Park, Provo, UT – Creative Expression in the Outdoors: Evidence Based Intervention Designs and Implementation
0.2 CEUs/2 contact hours available!
Research has shown that incorporating creative arts into the day-to-day lives of our various populations has an impact on improving a person’s sense of happiness and social connection through creative engagement. Creative expression can be linked to reducing isolation and depression in older adults. Research shows that making art with others can counteract these negative impacts and instead promote increased self-esteem, motivation and social connection, leading to improved health and well-being. This treatment can be utilized and adapted for many different populations. Additionally there is an abundant amount of research that shows the connections between one’s overall health and well-being and the time that they are able to spend in the outdoors. Research shows that time in nature or the outdoors helps to relieve stress, improve concentration and short term memory, and increase problem solving skills and creativity. The research on this form of treatment is continually growing. This workshop will give attendees an idea of how to utilize creative expression interventions in combination with the outdoors as an effective therapeutic modality that would apply to their specific populations. Additionally, this workshop will discuss how to design and adapt creative and collaborative experiences to achieve functional outcomes.
Member Admission: $15, membership verification is required.
Nonmember Admission: $20.
Find more information at utahrectherapy.org/workshops

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