In July, I conducted workshop number 6 at WCRC. This is the third year in succession for our enlightening Bodyscapes processes and we have grown from strength to strength. All participants were first-timers to Bodyscapes. This year, I reached out to the Sister to Sister Group and a Latinx Lunchtime Support Group, making a small presentation to both groups to encourage them to come to my workshop. This produced three participants!
A first time experience was the presence of a Spanish-speaking translator and two interns which added a welcome element of help. Also it provided some peer camaraderie for me — the interns were recent graduates in Expressive Art Therapy.
This year, Penni Hudis, the Interim Executive Director of WCRC ,attended a Bodyscapes session. I met Penni a year ago, and she has been incredibly supportive. This was the first time she had taken part in my workshop — in fact, she had never taken an art class before! I coached her, and she was delighted with her resulting drawing. So this was a first time for both.