My Journey Bowl
There are a variety of creative modalities which can help individuals explore their cancer experience in a caring environment, combined with the support of others in the group. Guided conversation and discussion led by the support group facilitator allows for personal insight as well as potential ways to move through the cancer experience. No previous artistic experience or abilities are necessary.
Programs featuring a variety of creative Arts build social connection and community, and a greater sense of well-being. All of the Expressive Arts Programs are led by a professional support group leader, and are facilitated by individuals who are recognized as experts in their various creative modalities. Each facilitator not only has worked in their area of expertise, but also have experience working with individuals with chronic illness. They know the power of creative expression and the benefit to overall well-being
Local Ceramic Artists from the Edmonton Potter’s Guild lead this workshop to hand build a special bowl that symbolizes your cancer journey. This two-part workshop begins with the initial hand building of your clay bowl. The second week focuses on painting, written words or thoughts the participant may want to include, and glazing. During each session, members have an opportunity to reflect and share the process of creativity and their insights that have come from this expressive art.
Participants comment on the sense of quiet and calm and ‘being in the moment’ while they create.
“The sense of community was awesome and working with the clay was so therapeutic!”
“Loved the chance to be creative in a medium I was not too familiar with.”
“It was such a departure from my usual chaotic life! I felt a wonderful sense of calm in the class, and learned that my piece did not have to be perfect to be great!”
Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
New Schedule Coming Soon!
Patients, Caregivers, Bereaved, Volunteers