Resilience: Art Therapy for Victims of Sexual Violence

Art Access provides art therapy workshops for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. This program provides adult participants with an opportunity to express themselves and heal through art. Led by an art therapist, this workshop series offers survivors of sexual abuse a safe and creative forum to express their experiences, emotions, and trauma. Survivors of any type of sexual abuse, trauma, assault, incest, rape, etc. and survivors of all genders are welcome in this program. 

Based on the Open Studio Project, founded in Chicago, participants will explore various art mediums individually and through a collective group experience. Participants will learn about intention, art-making and witness writing. This is an opportunity for previous participants to continue their self-exploration or for new participants to try out this unique form of therapy.

WHEN: This workshop series takes place over five Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:00 pm: MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

AGE: 17+

WHERE: Art Access Workshop
230 S 500 W Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

COST: free, but registration is required.

About the art therapist: Jill Johnson
"I am continually amazed by the richness and depth that emerges when utilizing the creative process in therapuetic partnerships.  I like to think of myself as an agent of play, meaning that I am willing to be vulnerable, take chances, make mistakes and discover the beautiful oops, ah-ha's and flow that emerges when I open to creativity in all forms.  When establishing a relationship with a client, my intention is to offer a space where words, images, stories, ideas, dreams, hurts, trauma, sadness, anxiety and all our complexities as humans can arise, transform and teach."
Read more on her website,

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Event Properties

Event Date 03-03-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-31-2020 8:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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