The Art of Wellness, facilitated by Licensed Creative Arts Therapist Candace Rivela, is an opportunity to connect with fellow community members around themes of resilience, health, and wellness in a non-judgmental space to grow and heal. Group Creative Arts Therapy encourages the exploration of one’s self in relation to others, promotes a flow of creative energy, and allows for the fluid exchange of ideas and emotions unbound by the limits of verbal expression. It is our goal with these free and creative sessions to provide a safe space for people to connect, communicate, and create with peers who share interests.
The simple act of walking can be a grounding, meditative practice to help you slow down and notice the beauty around you. The best part about this practice us that once you learn how, you can take it with you anywhere! Join us in a meditative walk through the Bindy Bazaar trail on the Bethel Woods campus while admiring the current installation by artist Carol Hummel, Embracing Bindy: Crocheted Connections.
To attend this session, please RSVP using the form below. Please note that for your safety, capacity for this event is extremely limited.
Candace Rivela is a Board Certified, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. She received a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz and a master's degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute. Candace is the Lead Teaching Artist in Museum Education and Creation Programs at Bethel Woods, helping to further development of the Teaching Artist Program.
Group Creative Arts Therapy encourages the exploration of one’s self in relation to others, promotes a flow of creative energy, and allows for the fluid exchange of ideas and emotions unbound by the limits of verbal expression. Group sessions will explore specific themes around wellness. Art of Wellness is designed for adults to practice optimal well-being in body and mind.
After a basic introduction to essential oils and their uses, we’ll be making some aromatic creations that you can take home, like lavender satchels and sage sticks.