Presented by Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (RHART), Project Empower and Richmond Wellness Center.
In this evening of collaborative learning and creative expression, domestic and sexual violence advocates of the greater Richmond area met to learn how to use art as a self care practice. Art and writing can be great tools to work through stress and trauma experienced in the workplace. When you talk about painful experiences, it just matters that you say it. You don't hear it on repeat. In the same way, writing can offer a way to express ideas we are hesitant to acknowledge. However, once they are out, we are welcome to move forward and create something new and beautiful in the same space. For our project, we listed memories on canvas, writing as fast as the memories came. Once we were done, we created free flowing, playful, intuitive paintings.